(4) COMPETENCE CAFÉ: How can a competence team for the efficient digitization of a manufacturing company be built up? How does this work in addition to the actual main tasks?

How to establish a cross functional team of 35 employees to drive forward the Digital Transformation within the company How to create a Digital Journey for a  team and a whole company. What are the key elements to make a company fir for this challenge? Digitization is not a technical issue – it is anRead more

(3) Operational Excellence CAFÉ: Which Challenges do we have in the Operational Excellence in the Ford Electronic Manufacturing Supply base?

Challenges to reach and maintain ZERO DEFECT MINDSET in Electronic Manufacturing environment Leadership that moves the “thing” Limitations that Organization needs to overcomeRead more

(2) INNOVATION CAFÉ: How can new technologies (AR, VR etc.) in the context of IoT help manufacturing to make production more efficient?

Which technologies exist and which of them are really useful? How do we get new technologies into the routine? What technological challenges await us in the future of the production sector?Read more

Workshop 1: How do you manage to interest your employees in the topic of industry 4. 0/digitalisation, take away their fears and motivate them for further training?

What skills do employees need to move in a digital work environment? What challenges do employees face? (Data protection, home office, e-learning on shop-floor level) What challenges organization face? (new learning, self-learning, leading people, home office)Read more

Workshop 3: How can digitalization support administrative processes in the factory?

What are the working processes like using different software solutions? Can these solutions be linked efficiently? How do employees work efficiently with isolated solutions? Can we link innovation fragments to become more productive? How do I provide targeted information without too much input to the employees? How do production structures change due to digitization inRead more

Case Study: How can more cost-effective and manufacturer-independent systems be used for standardization in predictive maintenance?

VOIT Strategie Industrie 4.0 and how does it links to predictive maintenance? Where do we need standars for predictive maintenance and how do we implement them? Does predictive maintenance really save us money and how much should be invested in it?Read more

Challenge Your Peers round table 3: Preventing machine failure – it’s all about data?

It’s all about robustness – how data help to increase robustness What does a modern machine make more robust? What can we learn about robustness of production equipment from modern cars? How many robustness we want to pay for?Read more

Challenge Your Peers Round Table 1: Which assistance and support systems digitalize production efficiently?

Where is the efficiency? What is needed? Technical and organisational Which systems are worth their money?Read more

Panel discussion: How to materialize industrial value with the help of Digital Tools?

As the topic of industry 4.0 increasingly arrives in reality in the form of concrete projects, risks are crystallizing out as well as opportunities. Knowing and addressing these risks is not only essential for successful project work, but also in order to subsequently raise the predicted potentials. Can digitalisation and the associated technologies already contributeRead more

Case Study: RAMP – Reliable Assets Maintenance Program at Merck

The Maintenance Management System (MMS) of Merck is an advanced approach to standardize, harmonize and deeply improve the maintenance practices in all Healthcare Biotech, Pharma and Development sites of Merck. It covers with 28 Standard-Elements all aspects of maintenance organizations and interfaces with project engineering, production, quality, EHS, controlling and procurement. The “Reliable Assets MaintenanceRead more

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