The cover topic of the current issue #03 March 2021 is "Resilient Supply Chains". The Corona pandemic has brought global supply chains to a standstill, at least temporarily. If individual key components manufactured in China, for example, are missing, these supply-side disruptions can affect production or bring it to a complete standstill if alternative suppliers cannot be found. Most machine builders and suppliers were affected by this chain of effects in 2020, and many still are. European manufacturers are therefore increasingly looking at how they can organise the procurement of their inputs in the future to make production more resilient.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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