Deutsche Post No. 1 in idea management
EUR 73 million saved - Award ceremony in DresdenBonn, 04/25/2004, 11:30 AM CEST
Deutsche Post was able to save EUR 73 million last year thanks to its company suggestion system. In recognition of this, the managing director of the German Institute for Business Management presented Walter Scheurle, Deutsche Post World Net Board Member in charge of Personnel, the Institute's award honoring DPWN as Germany's best company on Sunday. The German Institute for Business Management issues an idea management report every year. This report places Deutsche Post at the top of the rankings, ahead of all other companies in Germany.
The some 100,000 ideas submitted by Deutsche Post employees helped the company realize considerable savings in areas such as repair costs, work processes and expenditure on energy. Since Deutsche Post's operational facilities and work processes are largely standardized, suggestions can be directly implemented a number of times. This creativity naturally pays not only for Deutsche Post. Depending upon the savings potential involved, employees submitting an idea can receive a reward of up to EUR 100,000. A total of EUR 3.5 million has been awarded to employees for their ideas to date.
Deutsche Post employees in the state of Saxony were important contributors to the company's outstanding idea management performance in 2003. Viewed on average, one out of every two Deutsche Post employees in Saxony submitted a suggestion - for a total of 5,300 suggestions. The calculable benefits from these suggestions amount to some EUR 1 million.