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Wort Wolke Offset
Offset Study 2018/2019 - Now available

Within the last 12 months, we conducted a new study commissioned by ASIPRO (the Association for Swiss Industry Participation in Security and Defence Procurement Programs) about the topic of Offset in Switzerland. Within the study, we compare the Swiss Offset approach with those of other countries, incorporate perspectives of the national industry, as well as strive for a quantitative assessment of the financial impact of Offset.

Successful Thesis Defence

Today Christoph Benninghaus has made the final step of his doctoral phase. He confidently mastered the questions of the professors and successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Impact of Digitalization on the Strategic Management of International Manufacturing Networks.”
We wish him all the best for his new, challenging position in a multinational manufacturing company.

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Upcoming OPEX seminar (Dublin, 6th Feb. 2019)

Don't miss the insights from the St. Gallen FDA Quality Metrics and Quality Culture research.

Another successfully completed manufacturing network project
We accomplished the project as part of the 2025 strategy of a world-leading technology company to raise the potentials of a network consisting of 20 plants worldwide.
Praktikant/in (m/w) Globale Produktionsnetzwerke (100%)

The focus group "Global Production" at the chair of production management is currently looking for an intern

New contribution in the German magazine Produktion published

Professor Friedli describes in the article the importance of digitalisation for plants in high-wage countries. According to two surveys conducted at the Institute, a majority out of a sample of more than 270 participants think that digitalisation helps to keep production in high-wage countries whereas at the same time a similar majority thinks that no new plants will be necessarily established due to digitalisation. You can read the article here: Produktion – Technik und Wirtschaft für die deutsche Industrie (2018) Vol. 30, p. 31

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FDA Quality Metrics Research - New report published!

After intensive weeks to wrap up the second year of research, our Year 2 Report was finally released on November 7, 2018 with a keynote of Prof. Friedli at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering ISPE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Lean2020 - The Future of Operational Excellence

Lean management remains the most important production paradigm, even after more than 25 years.

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Production Management Conference 2018

Looking back at a successful conference in October 2018

2nd Expert Forum: Global Production
The 2nd Expert Forum: Global Production took place on 04th October 2018 in Stuttgart.