Production and logistics are where the ideas of designers and engineers first become tangible for customers. Production is a value-added process, where parts, modules, and finished products are created. Logistics forms the network connecting the separate production stages, which enables the creation of a finished product.
Within the VDA, production focuses on the following topics. The effects of digitalization on production methods, personnel training in the production field, adapting to the technological transformation, securing and developing site related factors relevant to production, as well as standardizing processes relating to the human/machine interface.
The focus of logistics lies on the electronic and digital interface between companies, the standardization of documents and business processes, the improvement of regulations regarding transport policies, the increase of sustainability in warehousing and transport processes, as well as the standardization of new technologies.