Project along with business informatics analysts
In mid June, the Muenster-based company Weicon, which produces adhesives and sealants, along with Professor Joerg Becker, professor in business informatics, and his team received the Transfer Award by the University of Muenster.
The award is given for successful cooperations between research teams working at the university and extramural partners.
The title of the award-winning joint project is: “ISO 9001:2015 with icebricks“.
The award was handed out as part of a ceremony at the Battery Research Centre MEET of the University of Muenster.
Another project, which focused on researching how tyres for cars can be made from the juice of Russian dandelion, also received the Transfer Award.
During the ISO 9001:2015 certification process of the company Weicon, a special software was used, which was developed in Muenster by a team of business informatics analysts under the supervision of Professor Becker: icebricks.
This software shows all workflows within a company in detail and thus helps to considerably improve transparency and clarity of the processes.
That way, icebricks helps to model and analyse workflows and to improve their efficiency.
“In order to be certified by the German certification body TÜV, all processes within the company must be documented very well. All employees should have clearly defined tasks and responsibilities. The company must be able to prove that it has potential risks under control”, explains Professor Becker.
Which was exactly what was achieved by using the software.
During the two-day audit at Weicon, the TÜV auditors were very pleased with how clearly and conclusively all processes and responsibilities were documented digitally.
“They issued the certificate without restrictions – that does not happen very often“, emphasized Joerg Becker, after the Transfer Award had been handed out.
“I am very happy about receiving the award and I would like to thank Professor Becker and his team for the excellent cooperation. The new software has been received very well in our company and meanwhile, it has become part of the daily work routine at Weicon – just how it’s supposed to be“, said Ralph Weidling during the ceremony.
The Transfer Award
Since 2002, the Award has been handed out every two years to members of the university, who cooperate or have cooperated successfully with extramural partners. These partners include business companies, regional authorities, associations, unions, political parties and churches.
The award comes with a prize money of 20,000 euros and can be divided. The prize money is used for the further development of transfer-related activities and/or for the public presentation of the transfer achievements.
The award decision is made by the rectorate at the suggestion of the economic advisory board of the working group for research transfer. The award is handed out as part of a ceremony.
Since 1947, WEICON GmbH & Co. KG has been producing speciality products for the industry in Germany. The range of products includes special adhesives and sealants, technical sprays and high-performance assembly pastes and greases for all areas of industry – from production over repair up to maintenance. Another field of activity is the development, sales and distribution of stripping tools.
The company headquarters is located in Muenster, Germany. WEICON has subsidiaries in Dubai, Canada, Turkey, Romania, South Africa, Singapore, Czech Republic and Spain and is represented by WEICON partners in more than 100 countries all over the world.
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