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Benchmarking: Global Production Strategies

The final conference closed the consortium benchmarking global productions strategies 2022. Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli and Prof. Dr. Klaus Möller gave insights from research with their keynote speeches. Also, the five visits at Dätwyler, Festo, IMS:Gear, Schott and Kuka were summarized and discussed. 

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Artificiality and Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

The Chair for Entrepreneurship has published a new open access book on the topic "Artificiality and Sustainability in Entrepreneurship".

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Global Production Academy 2022: 4. Site Visit at CLAAS

Our fourth and last meeting of our Global Production Academy 2022 took place at CLAAS in Harsewinkel this week.

As a globally leading agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS shared current insights into its production and its risk mitigation strategy for the global production network. In joint discussion rounds with our consortium together with Herrenknecht, CLAAS, FACC, HOMAG, MTU Aero Engines, Balluff, PERI and our research partner the wbk Institute of Production Science (wbk-KIT) we could collect and define valuable successful practices  

Once again, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all participating companies for their exciting insights, our great discussions and openness in all four meetings. We are already looking forward to continuing our discussions in 2023.

If you would like to be part of our Global Production Academy 2023, feel free to reach out to our GPA Team!

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Global Production Academy 2022: 3. Site Visit at HOMAG

Last Friday, the third meeting of the Global Production Academy, founded together with the wbk Institute of Production Science (wbk-KIT), took place. HOMAG, a leading manufacturer of woodworking machinery, shared exciting insights into its production strategy and its data-based approach for product allocation in the network. Afterwards, different approaches to design the production network were discussed together with the experts from Herrenknecht AG, CLAAS, FACC AG, HOMAG, MTU Aero Engines, Balluff EMEA and PERI In particular, the handling of uncertainty in the business environment and the consideration of soft decision criteria played a major role. We are already looking forward to deepening these discussions in the fourth meeting at the CLAAS on the topic of risk mitigation.

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Rückblick auf die St. Galler Produktionsmanagementtagung 2022
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2. Meeting of the Global Production Academy at Herrenknecht

On September 22nd our second meeting of the Global Production Academy took place at Herrenknecht in Schwanau.

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Mit einem staatlichen Innovationsfonds international anschlussfähig bleiben

Schweizer Startups drohen international den Anschluss zu verlieren. Wie für Forscher bricht auch für junge Wachstumsunternehmen die Förderung aus dem EU-Programm Horizon Europe weg. Ein Innovationsfonds böte Abhilfe

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Industry 4.0 and supply chain performance: a systematic literature review

Together with colleagues from Sweden and the US, Maximilian Palmié (Director of our Sustainability Innovation Lab) produced a systematic literature review on the benefits, challenges, and critical success factors of 11 Industry 4.0 technologies in the supply-chain context. 

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ITEM Annual Report 2021

The annual report of the Institute of Technology Management for the year 2021 has been published.

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Two ITEM professors nominated among the top 10 business and management scientists in Switzerland

According to the newest ranking of Research.com two professors of our Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen have been nominated among the top 10 business and management scientists in Switzerland: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann (#1) and Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch (#6). The ranking is based on h-index, publications and citation data as of December 2021.

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Steering successfully through the innovation process

Switzerland is the leader in the number of patents entered per capita. However, ideas often do not make it to market. However, the company Micro Mobility Systems AG has now achieved this with the first electric car from Switzerland, the "Microlino". Oliver Ouboter, CMO of the company, and Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann from the Institute of Technology Management at the Univesity of St. Gallen (ITEM-HSG) explain what it takes for successful innovation.

 

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Green Hydrogen Production for Heavy-Duty Trucks

To reduce CO2 emission from freight transport over the road, green hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) trucks offer a promising alternative to traditional diesel trucks

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