INTRODUCING: Roland POKORNY | KRONES AG

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Roland Pokorny | Vice President Corporate Communications | KRONES AG

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BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGAMENT through COLLABARATION

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Graduated in Communication Design from the Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences, qualifying as a Chartered Designer. His first job in industry was with Rehau AG + Co., where he started in 1984 as Project Manager for trade fairs and exhibitions. Since 1989 Roland Pokorny has been working for Krones AG Corporate Communications. His responsibilities as department manager and art director now include the areas trade fairs, media production, web solutions and public relations. Since 2011, he is in charge of the overall direction of communications in the company.

About KRONES AG

Synonymous with holistic systems engineering: Krones
For machines, lines and complete factories – Krones, the one-stop shop

The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and products from Krones’ subsidiaries as intralogistics, valve production etc.

Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and special-shaped containers are handled on lines from Krones, particularly in breweries, the soft-drinks sector and at producers of still or sparkling wines and spirits, but also in the food and luxury-goods industries, plus the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

Since being founded in 1951, Krones has become far more than a traditional-style machinery and line manufacturer: it has evolved into an all-round vendor for its clients. Mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have here been harmoniously integrated for optimum synergies. Nowadays, Krones is synonymous with holistic systems engineering.

Krones’ success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and the customer sectors involved, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly motivated staff. More than 3,730 full and utility patents bear witness to the company’s innovative potential.

Worldwide, Krones employs 12,756 people. Approximately 90 per cent of its products are sold abroad. Consolidated sales in 2014 totalled 2.953 billion euros. The group includes not only Krones AG (M-DAX), but also more than 80 sales and service companies.

For further information please visit: www.www.krones.com/en

Acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice, and public assistance status | 11th International Label Conference

The world’s increasing globalization requires more interaction among people from diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before.

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People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace; they are now part of a worldwide economy with competition coming from nearly every continent. For this reason, profit and non-profit organizations need diversity to become more creative and open to change. Maximizing and capitalizing on workplace diversity has become an important issue for management today.

Diversity issues are now considered important and are projected to become even more important in the future due to increasing differences. Companies need to focus on diversity and look for ways to become totally inclusive organizations because diversity has the potential of yielding greater productivity and competitive advantages (SHRM, 1995). Diversity is an invaluable competitive asset that companies cannot afford to ignore. Managing and valuing diversity is a key component of effective people management, which can improve workplace productivity (Black Enterprise, 2001).

A diverse workforce is a reflection of a changing world and marketplace. Diverse work teams bring high value to organizations. Respecting individual differences will benefit the workplace by creating a competitive edge and increasing work productivity. Diversity management benefits associates by creating a fair and safe environment where everyone has access to opportunities and challenges. Management tools in a diverse workforce should be used to educate everyone about diversity and its issues, including laws and regulations.

Most workplaces are made up of diverse cultures, so organizations need to learn how to adapt to be successful.

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