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News Germany, 11/09/2017
Study: Businesses rely too heavily on creative chaos // Unstructured development processes thwart innovations
For 54 percent of German businesses, the creative process is still very much unstructured. These are the results of the “Success in Transformation” study carried out by Staufen Consultancy. As a part of the study, more than 650 top management executives of German companies were surveyed. Putting your faith in creative chaos has its consequences: Unnecessarily long development times and high costs. Market analysis shows, with structured development processes more new products reach market maturity faster.
Global News, 11/02/2017
One of the most important topics that manufacturing companies face around the globe is having efficient processes. The goal is to make the company fit and agile enough to hold its own against international competitors. As one of the leading figures in the field of Lean management consulting, Staufen has been active for years in many different countries, including Poland and Italy. In 2017, both of these branch offices are celebrating their tenth anniversary. We are honoring the occasion with a brief look back at our work in both countries.
News Germany, 10/25/2017
Gründerwettbewerb WECONOMY macht aus guten Gründern erfolgreiche Unternehmer / Wilhelm Goschy unterstützt die elf Gewinner mit Wissen und langjähriger Erfahrung
Vom kleinen Industrieroboter „Horst“, über professionelle Livestreaming-Software via Smartphone bis zu besonders kleinen thermoelektrischen Generatoren und Prothesen aus dem 3D-Drucker – elf innovative Ideen aus den Bereichen Robotik, IT und Medizintechnik machten im elften Jahr der Gründerinitiative WECONOMY das Rennen. Am vergangenen Wochenende lösten die Start-ups den ersten Teil ihres Gewinns ein und entwickelten beim WECONOMY-Wochenende bei der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart in intensiven Einzelgesprächen mit Managern und...
News Germany, 10/17/2017
Not even half of the German companies that have already actively adopted Industry 4 is capitalizing on industrial internet platforms to distribute or support their value chain. And every fourth company is actually ruling out making use of this technology in the near future. These are the findings of Staufen Consultancy’s “German Industry 4.0 Index”. For the study, Staufen Digital Neonex experts surveyed approximately 400 industries in Germany.
News Germany, 09/26/2017
Staufen Academy cooperates with St. Galler Business School // Top executives get up to speed for the economic and digital transformation
Staufen Academy is further expanding on its offerings for top managers by responding to executives’ growing need for direction and further education in this era of transformation. Together with the St. Galler Business School and other renowned partners, Staufen Academy will be offering the new “Executive Leadership Program”. Focusing on the five areas of competency – lean, digital, strategy, change and personality – managers and top-level executives will learn how they and their company can keep up with an increasingly dynamic world.
News Germany, 09/05/2017
Study: Three out of four companies in the automobile industry are worried that their products will be displaced // However, the current management culture still stands in the way of the sector’s ability to transform
Just a few short days before the International Motor Show (IAA), the industry continues to get bad press. The arrogance that the entire automobile industry is often criticized for is much too general a judgement, one that many mid-sized suppliers feel is unfair, according to a recent questionnaire sent out by Staufen Consultancy. As per the questionnaire, 75 percent of automobile industry companies believe that their products run a high or even very high risk of being displaced. And every second company actually feels that their entire company...