19:28 Dec 1, 2010
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German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management / Change management
German term or phrase: VWL
I'm pretty sure this isn't Volkswirtschaftslehre (economics) in this case. Unfortunately, I don't have much context, as it's in a list of terms in a change management process description.

It comes between the following:

Verbrauchsmaterial verfügbar
Technische Unterlagen

I'm fine with the others, but haven't been able to find anything for VWL which could fit here. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!
Trevor Pettit
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Allison Wright
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Ingeborg Gowans

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It seems to be a mixture of two words:

Versandwaren - goods transported/products dispatched
Warenlieferung - delivery of goods/consignment

Perhaps this is a Frachtbrief/consignment note?
I would rule out "packing list"

If you were to translate En "consignment" into De, it is possible in certain contexts to use De "Versand" or "Warenlieferung".


It fits your context

Allison Wright
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not sure whether this fits into your contextIt came up in a previous Kudoz question with the abbr. Vl
could it be: vermögenswirksame Leistungen?

taxfree compensation to employees for capital accumulation purposes

Reference: http://dict.leo.org

Ingeborg Gowans
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agree  James Heppe-Smith: Vermögenswirksame Leistungen indeed. Tax-free employer sponsored savings scheme. It is, I seem to remember, a requirement for firms to offer this to employees after 6 months or so.
19 mins
neutral  philgoddard: Could be, but I'm not sure it fits the context. All the other items on the list seem to be production related.
38 mins
neutral  hazmatgerman (X): Pure guesswork indeed, but would not fit easily with the rest of the list.
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