GPQI Newsletter 3/2023
Global Project Quality Infrastructure Newsletter
16 October 2023
Welcome to the third issue of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) newsletter in 2023. This newsletter provides an overview of GPQI’s activities, upcoming events in the field of QI and publications that GPQI has launched recently.
In this issue, we would like to introduce Susanne Friedrich as the new Project Director of GPQI. Welcome aboard!
In addition to this good news, we have of course preserved our existing newsletter categories for you. Take a look at our latest news and find out about the QI developments in our partner countries.
We look forward to your feedback: Please contact us if you have any thoughts or suggestions for this newsletter.
Let’s shape the future of QI together!
1. GPQI's new Project Director: Susanne Friedrich
Dear GPQI newsletter subscribers
A warm welcome to this edition of the newsletter also from my side. My name is Susanne Friedrich and I am the new Project Director of GPQI. In the following I would like to introduce myself to you.
I am an organisational developer with large experience in capacity building and multi-stakeholder management. My professional career started at the Chilean Export Promotion Bureau (ProChile) in Germany. After that, I worked as an advisor for public-private partnerships in development cooperation for several years. Before joining GPQI, I spent more than 5 years leading the Alliance for Integrity, a global business-driven, multi-stakeholder initiative seeking to promote integrity along global supply chains, with hubs in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico, among other countries. Previously, I had worked in various projects of the German development cooperation in Latin America and Germany, in fields such as inclusive business and export promotion for SMEs. I also directed a regional project dedicated to capacity building for decentralisation in the Andean region.
I am very much looking forward to being part of the GPQI team and working with you.
11TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SINO-GERMAN STANDARDISATION COOPERATION COMMISSION (SGSCC)
2023-11-10, 08:30-11:30 (UTC+2 ) / 14:30-17:30 (UTC+8); Online
The 11th Annual Meeting of the Sino-German Standardisation Cooperation Comission (SGSCC) will take place on Friday 3 November 2023 from 08:30 to 11:30 (UTC+2) / 14:30 to 17:30 (UTC+8) in an online format.
The annual meeting between the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and China’s State Administration of Market Regulations (SAMR) will discuss current political developments in German and Chinese standardisation, as well as the progress made in the technical work of the bilateral commission and new topics for cooperation.
Please make sure to register here, until 20 October 2023 to participate in the Plenary Session or one of the Subworking Groups.
For any questions please contact GPQI China. We look forward to welcoming you to the Annual Meeting!
3. NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER COUNTRIES
Industrie 4.0 contributes to a shift towards more advanced, energy-efficient and sustainable production processes © Pand P Studio / Shutterstock
German delegation visits China
Meeting with GACC. © GPQI / GIZ
A high-level delegation from Germany travelled to China to attend the Annual Meeting of the Sino-German Working Group on Product Safety and to engage in meetings with relevant Chinese partners, the German Embassy and representatives from both the Chinese and German private sectors. Discussions focused on the Digital Product Passport, E-Commerce regulations, the digitalisation of QI and the reduction of barriers to trade.
Indonesia to Amend its National Metrology Law
© Metrology Society of Indonesia (MMI)
On 23 May 2023 was World Metrology Day. The Indonesian Ministry of Trade (MoT) used this occasion to announce its intention to amend the current metrology law. The goal is to harmonise and update metrology as part of the country’s quality infrastructure system to keep pace with international advancements. The event marked the 100th year of legal metrology in Indonesia.
MDIC and Inmetro reestablish QI council
Regularly revised normative acts are key for a modern QI system. © Buravleva stock / Shutterstock
Things are moving in Brazil’s QI system. After being inactive for six years, the National Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality Council was reestablished on 18 April 2023. It is responsible for formulating, coordinating and supervising national policies on product certification, inspection and registration and is composed of representatives from public and private sectors.
Standardisation for Industry 4.0: Challenges, Opportunities and Trends in Brazil
Cover of the publication. © Oliver Hick-Schulz / GPQI - GIZ
The publication “Standardisation for Industry 4.0: Challenges, Opportunities and Trends in Brazil - Highlights from the first National Forum on Standardisation 4.0” provides an overview of the results of the National Congress for Standardisation in Industry 4.0. In addition, it presents the standardisation projects that are currently addressing technical barriers hindering the implementation of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing companies in Brazil.
Find out more about Industrie 4.0 and standardisation in Brazil in this publication! You can read and download it in English here.
Quick Guide - Global Production Language and Industrial Automation Security - Bahasa Indonesia
Cover of the publication. © Oliver Hick-Schulz / GPQI - GIZ
Now available in Bahasa Indonesia: The publication "Quick Guide - Global Production Language and Industrial Automation Security" highlights four crucial elements that are relevant to small and medium-sized industrial enterprises making the successful transition to Industrie 4.0 in the Indonesian context. The adoption of Industrie 4.0 technologies can streamline tasks performed by humans. This opens opportunities for upskilling and reskilling employees in readiness for better, more human-friendly tasks.
Find out more about Global Production Language (GPL) and Industrial Automation Security in Indonesia in this publication! You can read and download it in Bahasa Indonesia here.
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