Turkish White Goods Industrialists Association (TÜRKBESD) issued a report that includes beneficial and significant information for our industry in the past months titled “White Goods Industry – Shaping the Future” and presented it to the public at the meeting graced by the T.R. Minister of Industry and Technology Mr. Mustafa Varank.
Considering that it would be beneficial to share the part of the report on the supplier industry with our members once again, we held an online event on April 7, 2021 Wednesday from 02.00 to 03.00 P.M. where we had TÜRKBESD President Can Dinçer as our guest. The event began with the “Welcome” speech given by BEYSAD President Ş. Burak Özaydemir. Mr. Özaydemir underlined that “The report guides us as an integrated plan for the coordination of all the shareholders in the sector, is a critically important work as a summary of the current global and sector-specific trends and for public communication and makes us happy to see that the suppliers’ industry and the ecosystem are highlighted.” It was projected that BEYSAD will contribute greatly in the digitalization and prioritizing R&D as highlighted in the report as to the Industry 4.0 Competence Center, which is now established with the collaboration of Özyeğin University and TÜSİAD, as funded by the EU IPA and with the support of the Ministry of Trade Competitive Sectors support and it was underlined that they were ready to follow up the suggestions in the report together.
TÜRKBESD President Can Dinçer began his speech by wishing good luck to the newly elected BEYSAD management and by emphasizing the importance of our members and the benefits of the operations and collaborations carried out. In addition to giving details on the report, he underlined 2 significant subjects: the EU’s Green Deal and Digitalization and Data Security.
At the end of the event, the Report Advisor Gökçe Tabak provided information about the report and presented especially the parts related to the suppliers’ industry. In her presentation, she pointed out these 3 subjects: supply chain, digital transformation in the sector, and the EU’s Green Deal.
The main contributions of the White Goods Suppliers’ Industries were listed below;
- The contribution in the sustainability of the white goods sector,
The efficiency of the supply chain,
Increasing the localization rate and therefore, lowering the risks caused by foreign supply, and Creating employment, thus contributing in the national economy.
- As a ‘Search Conference’ output held from December 13-15, 2019, “White Goods Suppliers’ Industry Strategy Document” was issued. In this document, the future of the white goods suppliers’ industry, creative strategies to realize that future and risks awaiting the sector were determined.
As per the outcomes of the report, significant suggestions were put forth for suppliers;
SUGGESTION 1; Improving the R&D competencies of the suppliers, preparing R&D Competency Maps for the suppliers, determining technological maturity levels and digital transformation maturity levels,
SUGGESTION 2; Digital Transformation Investment Support: Supporting suppliers where the capital stock or the appetite for investment are low for digital transformation,
SUGGESTION 3; Digital Transformation Competency Development: Creating digital transformation competency development programs supported by KOSGEB for the white goods suppliers’ industry,
The online event was participated by around 50 people. We would like to thank all our members for their interest and wish to see you again in the next events.
BEYSAD (White Goods Suppliers’ Association) continues to hold online meetings since the very early days of the pandemic. We keep on our endeavors to have important topics and qualified guests for our members. We would like to remind you that we are always open to your ideas and suggestions.