2021

Relationships in the company

The Reichelt scandal has led to discussions on the issue of relationships in the workplace. But this is not the real problem, says managing director Jeannine Budelmann in her column for Markt und Mittelstand. Because relationships are problematic whenever a power imbalance is exploited. At Budelmann Elektronik there is no room for it. And that’s how it should stay!

Corona regulations in the workplace

For many employers, the sudden introduction of the new corona regulations in the workplace has raised problems that need to be solved in the short term. Daily checks of tests are difficult to manage, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. Managing director Jeannine Budelmann has written down what to do instead for WirtschaftsWoche.

Are bosses allowed to curse?

According to common opinion, managers must always have their emotions under control, be neutral and objective and must not allow themselves to make mistakes. In theory, perfectionism certainly is a desirable goal. But it is better for mental health if leaders and their employees are aware that everyone can make mistakes. This brings relieve for people and subsequently leads to more respect than constant role playing.

Make or buy?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, international supply chains have been disrupted. This also applies to the electronics industry. Managing director Jeannine Budelmann has written down in her current column for Markt und Mittelstand why one should not bring back all parts of the value chain hastily. In this context, awareness of one’s core competencies is the utmost importance.

Success on the whole line

A fully automated assembly line is really impressive. But to ensure the best possible quality at the end of the line, one should also deal with the topic of solder paste printing. Dr. Christoph Budelmann explains the possibilities of state-of-the-art technology and how to optimally combine them in his current design tip for ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS. To be read in issue 21.

WDR Lokalzeit

Bottlenecks in supply chains for electronic components lead to major challenges for the industry. In an interview with WDR Lokalzeit, Managing Director Dr. Christoph Budelmann explained how we are dealing with this problem and what solutions we have. In this situation, creativity is as much in demand as patience.

Phoenix round talk

What can we expect from a potential traffic light coalition? Managing director Jeannine Budelmann discussed this with Jan Fleischhauer, Gero Neugebauer and Ulrike Herrmann in the Phoenix round talk. Given great differences with regards to content between the potential coalition partners, it remains to be hoped that the results will bring more than compromise formulas.

Quarantine bureaucracy

The new system for the settlement of the quarantining of unvaccinated employees is a disaster for the companies. Companies must, in the event of a case, make an enormous effort to find out whether the employee concerned could not have been vaccinated for health reasons. However, in order to be able to assess this, the professional expertise is lacking.

Interview at the ARD MOMA

What does the German economy currently need most? Managing director Jeannine Budelmann asked Olaf Scholz these and other questions on 15.9.21. She slipped into the role of journalist Michael Strempel, who is responsible for the political interviews in the morning magazine and sounded the chancellor candidate out. The whole interview is available here: https://www.daserste.de/information/politik-weltgeschehen/morgenmagazin/politik/6-Minuten-fuer-meine-Stimme-Jeannine-Budelmann-trifft-Olaf-Scholz-100.html

Animals in the office

Dogs are cuddly, often spread a good mood and through regular walks they ensure that their owners are constantly in motion. This is healthy. For many people, dogs in the office have tangible side effects though. Managing Director Jeannine Budelmann describes in her current column for WirtschaftsWoche which effects there are and why there is no room for animals in our offices.

Business Denglish

The English language is undoubtedly one of the most important in our business world. But sometimes anglicisms are also counterproductive. Our managing director Jeannine Budelmann describes in her current column for Markt und Mittelstand what the overload of German texts with English terms can lead to.

Vapor phase soldering or reflow?

Convection soldering is today the prevailing soldering process. For technically demanding assemblies, however, it is worth considering the advantages of condensation soldering. Managing Director Dr. Christoph Budelmann describes the different procedures in his current article in issue 15/16 of ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS.

Trainees back to school!

Closures of schools have not only had a devastating effect on pupils from general schools. Vocational students also spend a relevant part of their training at the vocational school. These have been equally limited in the past one and a half years without any public interest. Managing Director Jeannine Budelmann describes the impact on the quality of vocational training and thus on the largest capital of our society in DIE WELT. Her claim is clear: Leave the schools open!

Component scarcity in the Cicero

We encounter electronic components unconsciously every day in a variety of ways. How much we depend on these small parts has become more and more evident during the last few months. Due to fires in some plants, trade restrictions and increased demand for consumer electronics during the Corona pandemic many of these small parts become scarce. Managing Director Jeannine Budelmann spoke to the Cicero about the impact on the German electronics industry. The enlightening text can be found in the July 2021 edition of the Cicero.

Inspiration for innovation

Innovation often arises when completely different people communicate with each other. In an appealing, creative ambience and with an openness to other ideas, heterogeneous teams can perform real wonders. The fact that these principles were missed out during the pandemic can be seen, among other things, in the number of patent applications. Read more in the current column by Jeannine Budelmann for markt & wirtschaft westfalen.

Post-agile leadership

Jeannine Budelmann writes about the sense and nonsense of agile leadership methods in her current column for Markt und Mittelstand. It is important to reinvent oneself again and again, also with regard to the right management instruments. Published in Markt und Mittelstand, issue 03/2021.

Increasing the degree of automation

For reasons of quality and cost, manual activities are reduced to the greatest possible extend within electronics production. In his current design tip for ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS, Dr. Christoph Budelmann describes the possibilities available to achieve stable solder joints using the advantages of surface mounted devices. To be read in issue 8 2021 or online.

BGA fanout routing

In the current issue of ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS, Managing Director Dr. Christoph Budelmann explains the possibilities for BGA fanout routing. The current design tip can be found in issue 7 of ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS and online.

Manufacturing specific electronics design

In the new column for ELEKTRONIK Praxis, Dr. Christoph Budelmann describes pitfalls and solutions for the design of printed circuit boards. In the current issue, the expert for manufacturing specific electronics development deals with the optimal panel setup. During v-scoring and milling of panels avoidable errors in electronics design are often revealed, resulting in high consequential costs or loss of quality.

WDR Westpol Eins zu eins

Our managing director Jeannine Budelmann was a guest at WDR Westpol Eins zu eins. With Anke Plättner she discussed the question: How does the economy get back on track? The key message was: The problems caused by the Corona measures are no longer bearable. Politics must take into account a wide range of perspectives when making decisions. SMEs, young businesses and working parents are insufficiently heard. You can find the full interview here:

Phoenix round talk

How does the economy get back on track? In the Phoenix Round, Managing Director Jeannine Budelmann discussed this with association and media representatives. Her clear statement: The economy needs reliability and a clear perspective of opening quickly. You can see the entire broadcast here: https://www.phoenix.de/sendungen/gespraeche/phoenix-runde/krisentreffen—wie-kommt-die-wirtschaft-wieder-in-gang-a-1980805.html

Heroine of SMEs

The new structure of our development work attracts attention: For the innovative concept, our managing director Jeannine Budelmann was portrayed as a heroine of SMEs in the current issue of Wirtschaftswoche. More about how we work on projects in the company can be found in the Wirtschaftswoche from 5.2.2021.

Understanding and using AI

As part of the “Understanding and using Artificial Intelligence” event of the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center Lingen on January 26, 2021, Managing Director Dr. Christoph Budelmann talks about concrete practical examples. The event is aimed specifically at small and medium-sized enterprises that have had little or no contact with AI. The lecture from our company introduces the image processing and AI basics. In addition, Dr. Christoph Budelmann shows the problems and solutions in the field of AI-assisted image processing along the manufacturing process.