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News Germany, 01/11/2018
Digital transformation, the platform economy, artificial intelligence – in 2018, these topics will remain at the very top of the agenda for many companies. But anyone who thinks that they have properly done their homework by simply creating a list of technical specifications is sorely mistaken. For quite some time now, the greatest challenge has not been implementing new technologies: it has been dealing with the dynamics underlying the changes ahead. Helping businesses and their employees adjust their way of thinking to this kind of...
Global News, 12/14/2017
Germany’s top managers have once again named the corporate consultant Staufen the best in the Lean management field, according to the highly-regarded industry study “Hidden Champions 2018.” Dr. Dietmar Fink of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung surveyed over 700 managers at German corporations and mid-sized enterprises. What’s more, Staufen ranked among the finest names in the industry in terms of its expertise in purchasing, R&D, technology management, operating efficiency, shopfloor management, Industry 4.0 and as...
News Germany, 11/21/2017
Industry 4.0 Index: A clear-cut trajectory towards a batch size of 1 — just not in the automotive industry
The unmistakable trend towards customization is still going strong in the field of production technology. A fifth of German manufacturing companies are already creating a batch size of 1 at the costs of serial production. Within no more than five years, another 28% want to have achieved this goal, with another 14% to follow suit in the next ten years. These findings emerged in the course of the German Industry 4.0 Index, which was recently released for the fourth time. Some 400 manufacturing companies in Germany were surveyed by Staufen...
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...