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Study German Industry 4.0 Index 2017

For the German Industry 4.0 Index 2017, Staufen AG, together with Staufen Digital Neonex GmbH, surveyed a total of 394 German companies. More than 70 percent of the companies surveyed were from the mechanical and plant engineering, automotive and electronics industry.

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Study Infographic - German Industry 4.0 Index 2017 (German)

Study Infographic - German Industry 4.0 Index 2017 (German)

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Study Sucess in Change 2017

For the “Change Readiness Index 2017”, Staufen Consultancy surveyed a total of 658 companies in Germany on the topic of “Success in Transformation” in the spring of 2017. More than 60 percent of the companies surveyed are in the mechanical and plant engineering, electronics and automobile industries.

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Management Summary: Erfolg im Wandel 2017 (German)

For the “Change Readiness Index 2017”, Staufen Consultancy surveyed a total of 658 companies in Germany on the topic of “Success in Transformation” in the spring of 2017. More than 60 percent of the companies surveyed are in the mechanical and plant engineering, electronics and automobile industries.

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Study Lean Service in Mechanical and Plant Engineering 2016

German experts in mechanical and plant engineering continue to prioritize classic services – and they do not make full use of the innovative potential of digitization. Only one in ten companies consistently take a proactive approach, continuously review their mechanical processes on the client side and take action before difficulties can cause mechanical downtime. The survey covered 154 companies in the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

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Management Summary: Study Lean Service in Mechanical and Plant Engineering 2016

German experts in mechanical and plant engineering continue to prioritize classic services – and they do not make full use of the innovative potential of digitization. Only one in ten companies consistently take a proactive approach, continuously review their mechanical processes on the client side and take action before difficulties can cause mechanical downtime. The survey covered 154 companies in the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

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Study 25 Years Of Lean Management 2016

Lean yesterday, today and tomorrow. Twenty-five years ago, a breakthrough concept was introduced: "The Machine That Changed the World." Before that time, there had already been many different approaches to make work processes at businesses more efficient and effective. However, it was not until this classic debuted that a management culture created a lasting impact in how people thought about factories. Approximately 1,350 executives were surveyed about their experiences with Lean Management. Read more about where German industry is today.

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Study German Industry 4.0 Index 2016

The German Industry 4.0 Index grew for the second year in a row. In the meantime, four in ten companies have had direct experience with smart industry. The index, which was generated for the third time, was commissioned by Staufen and surveyed 277 businesses in Germany.

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Management Summary: German Industry 4.0 Index 2016

The German Industry 4.0 Index grew for the second year in a row. In the meantime, four in ten companies have had direct experience with smart industry. The index, which was generated for the third time, was commissioned by Staufen and surveyed 277 businesses in Germany.

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Study Industry Monitor: Innovation 2016

Three-quarters of German manufacturers currently report that they are under major pressure to innovate. The companies most strongly affected are the electroindustry, the automotive industry and mechanical and plant engineering. For eight in ten companies, successful innovations are more important today than they were in the past, according to the results of a survey of 168 German manufacturers.

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Study Lean Purchasing 2016 (German)

Cost considerations often play only a secondary role in purchasing for German manufacturers. Only 41% of companies with over 1,000 employees calculate a detailed total cost of ownership in selecting their suppliers. This figure is even lower among smaller companies — a mere 24%. Staufen polled over 100 manufacturing companies in Germany for this research.

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Study on northeastern China 2016 (German)

The German industry is continuing to set its sites on strong growth in China. The companies which are already present on the Chinese market intend to expand significantly: within a decade, a solid quarter of them plan to generate up to half of their total revenue in China. These were the findings of the Staufen site study which surveyed over 400 managers from German manufacturing companies.

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Study Aviation 2015

The German aviation industry will transfer more and more of its development and processing capacities to Asia in the years ahead. There is the threat of local plants closing, especially among the larger players in the field, according to the findings of the 2015 aviation study. Staufen and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) spoke to over 100 manufacturers in the German aviation industry.

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Study China - Industry 4.0 Index 2015

In the meantime, half of all Chinese manufacturers have the topic of intelligent factories on their agenda. And 80% of Swiss manufacturing companies are convinced that Industry 4.0 will be linked to major commercial success for them, according to the findings of an international study entitled "Industry 4.0 Index 2015." A total of 329 manufacturers in Switzerland, Germany and China were surveyed for the index, which was conducted in the summer of 2015.

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Study Industry Monitor: Innovation 2015 (German)

The German industry is failing to leverage its innovative potential: Nine in ten manufacturers report the pressure of increasing the numbers of new developments and accelerating their development times. The necessary framework is often not in place to put these goals into practice, however. In almost one in every three companies, work on innovations takes place during overtime or after office hours. And nearly two-thirds of German manufacturers regard themselves as pioneers in the field of innovation. These were the findings of the Industry Monitor: Innovation 2015.

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Study Lean development in the German mechanical engineering 2015 (German)

Failure to meet deadlines, going over budget, losses in quality — nearly four in ten development projects in German mechanical and plant engineering fail to meet their targets. This was the outcome of a study Staufen conducted jointly with Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA). It appears that the principles of efficient and effective development projects are applied in a wide range of ways among German mechanical and plant engineers.

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Study German Industry 4.0 Index 2015 (German)

Manufacturing companies are anticipating changes due to I4.0: 57% of German manufacturers state that their business model will tangibly change within the next five years due to smart factories and connected products. This was the take-home message of the German Industry 4.0 Index, which Staufen conducted for the second time in 2015.

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White Paper: Lean Leadership 2016

It has been a few years since the first projects to introduce Shop Floor Management were implemented, and over the course of these years we have executed numerous success-ful implementation projects with our customers and BestPractice partners. As a result of introducing Shop Floor Management, many managers have come a long way. Daily Shop Floor Management is now being actively implemented by these managers, who lead in accordance with the defined tools: they ask open-ended questions, enable employees and offer them support.

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