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White Paper GO GREEN 2022

COMPETITIVITÀ E SOSTENIBILITÀ FUTURA

Temperature record, incendi boschivi, fiumi e laghi prosciugati: i cambiamenti climatici causati dalle emissioni di gas a effetto serra (GHG) non possono più essere ignorati. In Germania, l’industria è responsabile di circa un quinto delle emissioni di gas serra. Secondo il Ministero federale tedesco dell’Economia e della Protezione del Clima, due terzi di queste emissioni sono generate durante la produzione di energia, mentre un terzo viene rilasciato durante la fabbricazione di prodotti, ad esempio nell’industria metallurgica e chimica.

Mentre le emissioni legate a questi processi – metano, protossido di azoto e gas fluorurati oltre all’anidride carbonica (CO2) – sono per lo più inevitabili, la CO2 emessa dalla combustione di combustibili fossili per generare elettricità e calore può essere ridotta o addirittura completamente evitata. Questo è il motivo per cui il governo tedesco sta spingendo per la conversione in un Paese industrializzato neutrale dal punto di vista climatico – lungo l’intera catena del valore.

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Industry paper: Food

Apart from the large retail chains, the food sector in Germany is generally characterized by numerous small and medium-sized companies. Most of them have no experience with lean management to date. Producing small batches, delivering just-in-time and responding flexibly to customer wishes is therefore difficult for them to imagine.

Currently, the food industry is dominated by overproduction and excessive inventories. And that has a number of negative effects.

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Study: Green Transformation in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

In mechanical engineering, experts currently see three megatrends, which must be combined at companies. Sustainability, digitalization, and systems engineering. According to expert opinions, in order to be able to guarantee comprehensive sustainability, mechanical engineering must work symbiotically with its customers. It is only possible to tackle systematic tasks such as the circular economy by uniting system builders and operators.

So that the green transformation succeeds, companies and their suppliers must cooperate more closely and increase their readiness for transformation. As the results of the study show, it’s likely that not all companies will succeed.

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Industry Paper: Private Equity

Financial investments are in demand – now more than ever.

When it comes to analyzing a company’s numbers, financial investors are unreservedly among the professionals. But that doesn’t mean they also have a profound understanding of what is happening on the factory floor. The opinion of the companies surveyed in this private equity study clearly shows: financial investors are valued for their important role and are readily chosen as partners.

At the same time, however, companies would like to see more dialogue at eye level and a better understanding of the peculiarities of their respective industries. Yet, only if partners are on equal footing with mutual respect can the mix of entrepreneurial creativity and financial expertise with a strong capital base realize its full potential.  – to the benefit of all involved.

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White paper: Process Automation 2021

HOW COMPANIES ARE REALIZING THE BENEFITS OF DIGITIZATION

For companies, the focus of most digitization measures is on performance. Modern digital technologies for process automation help achieve this goal.

Increasing efficiency, achieving greater transparency and reducing costs – according to the Industry 4.0 Index surveyed by Staufen AG, the majority of companies primarily pursue these three goals with digitization. The means to achieve this are modern technologies that focus on simple implementation and application.

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White paper: Process Automation 2021

HOW COMPANIES ARE REALIZING THE BENEFITS OF DIGITIZATION

For companies, the focus of most digitization measures is on performance. Modern digital technologies for process automation help achieve this goal.

Increasing efficiency, achieving greater transparency and reducing costs – according to the Industry 4.0 Index surveyed by Staufen AG, the majority of companies primarily pursue these three goals with digitization. The means to achieve this are modern technologies that focus on simple implementation and application.

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White paper: Supply Chain Network Management

Measures for optimization are mostly concentrated on internal processes. In contrast, the company’s own value-added network of increasingly numerous partners is far too rarely in focus. This is a mistake, because in crisis situations it becomes clear that numerous companies have to reconfigure their supply chain. We think holistically: classic supply chain management becomes supply chain network management.

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White paper: Agile Companies

Studies show that only about 10 percent of companies are able to profitably grow over a longer period of time.1 One of the reasons for this is the increase in complexity due to the penetration of new markets, in addition to the constant drive for product innovation and development of new customer potential. As a result, companies often focus on their internal processes and establish administrative structures, on the one hand to organize this complexity in the corporate environment, and on the other hand to “put things in order” internally. This order often turns into bureaucracy – and bureaucracy can be crippling. Companies as a result gradually lose their original founder’s mentality that originally led them to success. Establishing organizational structures sometimes has exactly the opposite effect of what was originally intended: Internal structures can no longer cope with external complexity and are not primarily oriented towards the value creation process; they develop their own logic (“silo thinking”) and complexity.
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White paper: Leadership Excellence

In times of fast and even disruptive change, an organization’s ability to adapt is an absolute success factor. Strategies, structures and processes form the basis for managing change. But without effective leadership and a corporate culture that embraces a pioneering spirit and individual responsibility, nobody can look to the future with confidence. Along with the development and qualification of employees, leadership and culture form the inner program with which an organization can face change.

Those who create a shared vision, build a trustful team spirit, establish communication channels and know the employees including their strengths and weaknesses, will handle tomorrow s challenges well.
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White paper: Variant and complexity management

Digitalization and globalization are intensifying competition and putting medium-sized and manufacturing companies in particular under great pressure. In addition, new competitors are entering the market and causing difficulties for even established players. Many companies are trying to attract existing customers and new customers through an ever-expanding product range. Furthermore, possibilities for individualization and customization create an almost “infinite variety” of offers. But also the internal drive of development engineers to create ever better, more efficient technical solutions leads to new variants on the component side. As a result, complexity is increasing throughout the company, which is reflected in ever complex processes along the entire value chain. The supposed advantages on the market side – in particular increased sales – are increasingly being eroded by rising production costs.
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White Paper: Predictive Restructuring 2020

Looking back from today’s perspective, the banking crisis of 2008/2009 was harmless. What’s more: After that crisis, the only way for the German economy was up. Yet, towards the end of the boom phase, we were already seeing an increase in crisis symptoms. The huge emerging trends digitalization, e-mobility and sustainability
were setting the stage in many market segments for impending up heaval – a risk cocktail was being whipped up.
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White paper: Order fulfillment in mechanical engineering 2018

The mechanical and plant engineering industry in Germany is facing major changes. The focus is no longer on the product as a masterpiece of German engineering, but on complete product/service packages. What is needed are solution providers who know their customers’ needs and processes inside out and offer them tailor-made solutions.
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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.