Vertical Integration & Reference Architectures

Combining IT and production knowledge properly


Goals & Benefits

Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming value chains into value networks: IT-controlled devices and systems in production are increasingly being integrated into global communication networks. Vertical Integration & Reference Architectures create the necessary higher-level framework for this.
With our training you will develop a basic understanding of Vertical Integration & Reference Architectures so that you can identify areas of action in your company.


Interactive, sustained learning through theory, best practices and concrete implementation with examples:

  • Horizontal and Vertical Integration as part of Industry 4.0
  • Digital consistency across the entire value chain
  • IT Architecture: ERP/ Production Planning, MES, SCADA/ HMI, PLC, Actuators/ Sensors
  • Reference Architecture Model RAMI 4.0
  • Life cycle models
  • Organizational fields of action
  • Technical fields of action
  • Convergence of IT and the world of automation
  • Success factors and challenges



Target group

  • Top Management
  • Middle Management
  • Professionals and executives from corporate development / strategy
  • Works Council


2 days

Number of participants

5-10 participants


We will be happy to provide you with an individual offer