Production Network Integration Potential

During the summer months, the Global Production team at ITEM-HSG assessed the integration potential for a future production network of an aviation company. The objective was to support group management in its decision about how collaboration and exchange should be structured. We conducted a quantitative and qualitative evaluation in four dimensions - production, logistics, procurement, and customers – across all legal entities and European sites of the group.

The project results suggested a roadmap of further steps towards a production network among the entities. In the assessment, procurement showed the most significant integration potential. Thus, as a first step in creating the future production network, we started to work with the company on unlocking synergies in procurement.


If you want to know more about this project and what we can do for your company, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Christian Elbe
Research Associate & PhD Candidate
Michael Wiech
Research Associate & PhD Candidate