SIMPLY CLEVER 2.0

Despite the war: 35 Ukrainian women are producing cable harnesses in Mladá Boleslav

April 21, 2022 Season 1 Episode 10
SIMPLY CLEVER 2.0
Despite the war: 35 Ukrainian women are producing cable harnesses in Mladá Boleslav
Show Notes

Today’s SIMPLY CLEVER PODCAST is special. We won’t be talking about digital
technologies or innovations but about helping the people of Ukraine fleeing from Russian
aggression. Due to the war, PEKM Kabeltechnik temporarily suspended production at its
plant in Lviv, where they assemble cable harnesses for door panels, bumpers, seats, and
towbars. The factory is now operating again, but to a limited extent due to supply
constraints. This is why ŠKODA AUTO decided to help the company duplicate production,
i.e., double up production, specifically in Mladá Boleslav. 

How did ŠKODA AUTO manage to relocate part of the production from Ukraine to Mladá
Boleslav in just a few weeks? And how important is it for the carmaker? Today’s guests on
the SIMPLY CLEVER podcast are the head of the ŠKODA AUTO Connectivity and Electronics Purchasing department, Jan Melichar, the Supply Chain Risk Manager Pavel Odstrčil and ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Purchasing Karsten Schnake.