Global Footprint – Revisited
How companies are aligning their existing footprint with what is required. The "mismatch" between the existing and required footprints is a constant source of risk for companies
with an international presence. Opportunities for prevention exist in a number of fields of
Relying on Our Own Strengths
Practical tips for German companies on handling the Trump administration
Dr. André Wolf from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) sets out just how
free and fair free trade really is and the measures businesses can take to hedge against unpredictable
"Structure follows Strategy"
The introduction of SAP S/4HANA: its implications and opportunities for corporate strategy. In the interview, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pasckert and Prof. Dr. Peter Gordon Rötzel from the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences describe the extent to which companies can benefit from SAP migration, and what mistakes they should avoid.
From Prototyping to Manufacturing
Guidelines for using 3D printing within a company. Companies can now use 3D technologies to replace conventional production methods like milling, molding, drilling and turning. We list checkpoints for digitalized production and approaches to additive manufacturing.
Error-Free Process Control
Quality Management 4.0. Even pioneers of “intelligent manufacturing” continue to focus on standardized production and quality processes that are already defined. In spite of this, it will be vital to adapt processes and tools used for quality assurance to the smart factory in such a way that they can be deployed in a highly automated and digital way.
Digital Shop Floor Management
The Backbone of the Smart Factory. IoT technologies that are currently available offer extremely interesting possibilities of organizing shop floor management more effectively and efficiently. The article explains what companies should consider when establishing an agile, transparent management system with digital tools.
Increased Efficiency thanks to Shift-Planning App
Interview with Michael Berner, Production Manager, BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH. How BorgWarner changed its shift planning with its own KapaflexCy app and what best practice experience was gained from it is explained by Michael Berner.