BME buyers' day

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Tools have a significant impact on the cost and quality of the products to be manufactured. Since high quality comes at a price, the procurement of tools is a challenge. Comprehensive cost analysis, cooperation with suppliers at an early stage as well as technical factors allow an optimal procuring strategy.

The aim of the buyers' day is to provide experts from the industry with the basis for making smart purchasing decisions.

In a short time it is shown:

  • which trends did emerge in purchasing in general
  • how costs are made up
  • which technical trends will play a role
  • in which direction mold and tool purchasing is moving due to legal changes such as the German Supply Chain Act

BME buyer’s day – Focal Points 2023

15 June 2023 (Zukunftsforum)

 Purchasing expectations of tool and mold making

 TCO (Total Cost of Ownership – the overall cost analysis) and the tool concept

✔ Optimized process for commissioning and accepting shaping tools

 Drafting of tool-related contracts; Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

✔ Industrial metaverse in a medium-sized value creation network

 Additive manufacturing (3D printing) and other important technical trend


Dr. Frithjof Kilp, Bereichsleitung Verband, Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME)

  • Generating win-win situations through partnership-based cooperation
  • Impact of agile product development on tool and mold making
  • Good communication in project management from the inquiry to the tool
  • Use of global cost advantages

Christian Ott, Head of Procurement and Logistics, August Mink GmbH & Co. KG

  • The cost analysis (identification & evaluation)
  • What role does the tool play?
  • Smart TCO solutions (examples) Do's and don'ts when developing tools; cross-functional collaboration

Daniel Hummel, eBike Systems, Cost Engineering & Consulting tools and parts, Robert Bosch GmbH

New VDMA standard sheet 34195 as an aid

  • Results-focused collaboration raises potential
  • Improves the result-effort ratio for both parties
  • Including advice on sustainability levers

Alfred Graf Zedtwitz, VDMA Association for tool manufacturing

  • Design, manufacture and use of tools - contractual basis
  • Tool making and contract for work: Important contractual clauses and ancillary documents
  • Legal certainty, acquisition of property and special features when purchasing abroad
  • Supply Chain Law: Risk Reduction Made Easy

Martin Neupert, lawyer, bnt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

  • SMEs and digitization
  • Define Metaverse
  • possible use cases, also in tool and mold making

Mirjam Zeller, Managing Director of BME Marketing GmbH, Project Manager for Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum WertNetzWerke

Prof. Dr. Erich Behrendt, Evaluator and specialist consultant, Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum WertNetzWerke, c/o wisnet innovation research institute e. V

  • Overview of additive manufacturing processes
  • Inserts for series tools
  • Plastic prototype tools
  • Laser processing, PEM & Co.

Prof. Dr. Tilko Dietert, FOM University


Pascal Dumont du Voitel
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