Chair: Dr. Milan Nedeljkovic, BMW AG
Vice-Chairman: Andreas Schick, Schaeffler AG
The Production Committee is the body that controls all production activities in the VDA. It is thus responsible for the core area of the automotive industry, the value-added manufacturing of the product. The purpose of the production work in the VDA is the exchange on political topics relevant to production as well as pre-competitive standardization. The committee is responsible for developing medium to long-term strategies, identifying future topics, allocating project resources, approving project funds and adapting the working group structure to current requirements. To this end, the committee meets twice a year to steer activities and exchange ideas on the resources required.
The committee's main topics are the technologies and effects of digitization on production, training and continuing education of production personnel in line with the technological transformation, securing and further developing production-relevant location factors, and standardizing processes at the interface between man and machine in production.