5th Global Production Expert Forum

Next year, we are organizing the 5th Global Production Expert Forum together with the Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL from Aachen and the wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik at KIT in Karlsruhe

Best Video Award 2023

Students pursuing the Master in Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (MBI-HSG) had the chance to present their solutions for real-world business innovation challenges. In 6 weeks, 29 student groups worked in parallel on 13 challenges from Bosch, Siemens, Swisscom, Feldschlösschen Getränke AG, WWF, Vircom, Deutsche Telekom, KSB Company, Netstal, Helvetia Insurance Group, PostFinance. The output (a working paper, a presentation, and a video clip) was presented and discussed with executives from these companies. 

New technologies in higher education

What impact will technology have on students and researchers in the future? How will universities evolve and which role has AI in this development? The future of universities: New technologies in higher education. An interview with Prof. Dr. Naomi Haefner.

The future of universities

How will universities teach in the future? What impact do new technologies have? Where is the research heading? Who finances it all? The future of universities: interdisciplinary, personalized and problem-centric. An interview with Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann.

Global Production Academy 2023: Site Visit at FACC

In September, we went to Austria to the company FACC, and could get an insight into the impressive aircraft parts production. The day was dedicated to the topic of corporate organizational structures for the management of the global production network.

Rückblick auf die St. Galler Produktionsmanagementtagung 2023

Am Dienstag und Mittwoch den 17. und 18. Oktober wurde im Einstein Congress in St. Gallen die diesjährige St. Galler Produktionsmanagementtagung (SGPMT) veranstaltet. 

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The Swiss Manufacturing Survey 2023 is now available!

In collaboration with our research partner, ETH Zurich, we conducted the 7th Swiss Manufacturing Survey with a record-breaking 379 companies to gain a deeper understanding of the Swiss manufacturing landscape

$6.16 Billion Per Drug Approval: Almost Half of Big Pharma Companies Hit Negative R&D Productivity

Prof. Oliver Gassmann and fellow researchers have calculated the R&D investments made by big pharma companies to get a new drug approved by the FDA. The result for the period from 2001 to 2020 and the 16 leading research-based pharmaceutical companies is a staggering 6.16 billion USD per approved drug.

We kicked off our Innosuisse-funded Research Project on Ecosystem-Bases steering of Global Production Networks

On the 22nd of March 2023 we, together with our partners, kicked off our next Innosuisse-funded project Ecosystem Based Steering of Global Production Networks. By that, we continue our efforts of our successfully completed Innosuisse-project Intelligence-based manufacturing networks.

1. Joint Meeting of our Innosuisse Project: Ecosystem-Based Steering of Global Production Networks

On July 4th, 2023, we, together with our partners,held the first joint meeting of our Innosuisse-funded project Ecosystem Based Steering of Global Production Networks. 

Final Presentation of Our Innosuisse Project: Triple R - Resilience, Robustness, and Responsiveness for GPNs

On May 17th, 2023 we, together with our partners, held the final presentation of our Innosuisse-funded project Triple R - Resilience, Robustness, and Responsivenss for Global Production Networks. We are happy to finish another successful resarch project. 

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Global Production Academy 2023: Site Visit at Julius Blum GmbH

After our joint Kickoff at the KIT in Karlsruhe we had our first site visit at Julius Blum GmbH in Austria directly at the Lake Constance. BLUM is an international manufacturer of furniture hardware and has therefore highly automated processes at its production facilities worldwide. With it's 8 sites in Vorarlberg (Austria) it was really impressive to see how a global company, being active in more than 120 countries, can run its major production cost efficiently in Central Europe.

In joint discussion rounds with our consortium together with CLAAS, FACC, HOMAG, MTU Aero Engines, Balluff, PERI, Miele, our host BLUM and our research partner the wbk Institute of Production Science (wbk-KIT) we could collect and define valuable successful practices  under the topic of Centralization vs. Autonomy in Global Production Networks.

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