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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. 

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!

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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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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ITEM Annual Report 2021

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

Rückblick auf die St. Galler Produktionsmanagementtagung 2021
Swiss Manufacturing Survey and Award 2021: A Commitment to Switzerland as a Workplace

This year again, on the basis of the Swiss Manufacturing Survey 2021 with 220 participating companies and on the basis of interviews, a company was awarded which makes an outstanding contribution to the Swiss workplace.

This year we would like to congratulate SUSS Micro Optics SA. 


Cloud Manufacturing Platforms Webinar

Research and Industry perspectives on the evolving cloud manufacturing platform paradigm. 

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Swiss Manufacturing Survey and Award 2020

The survey shows a strong commitment to Switzerland as a manufacturing location, especially at Integra Biosciences AG, the winner of our Swiss Manufacturing Award 2020.

Kick-off Event zu den Innovationszirkel

Gestalten Sie gemeinsam mit INOS die Zukunft Ihrer Lieferketten

Best-in-class in as-a-Service

We delved into the innovative topic of as-a-Service business models and identified five successful practice companies.

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