The Logistics and Factory Systems Business Unit's Services

Seminar and Training Programs

Management Game Seminars

Do your efficiency actions bring only short-lived or far too limited success?

A management game simulating a company teaches seminar attendees the capabilities of efficient business organization. Action driven training introduces attendees to complex and multifaceted issues in companies straightforwardly as they play.

ER-WIN® Management Game: Learning Energy Efficient Action by Playing

The ER-WIN® management game raises awareness of the issue of energy efficiency among executives and workers throughout a company, motivating them to initiate improvements in their own company. It encourages individual ideas and approaches to cutting energy consumption.

The management game’s benefits are obvious. Dry theory and methodology explained in brief need to be applied – something easily done in the interactive game. Have fun practicing improvement, trying out ideas and learning by playing without risking a real production stoppage!

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Themed and Expert Workshops

On what are industry and research working? Would you like to be a part of, learn about and discuss this?

Our interdisciplinary expertise gives us an excellent overview of the progress and form of current research and industry trends and drivers among diverse competing stakeholders. We gladly accept their invitations to workshops and conferences since we are always interested in sharing experience and knowledge. We are available to deliver keynote addresses, present technology shows and conduct themed workshops on:

  • Opportunities and risks of Industrie 4.0 for companies and their employees
  • Using manufacturing and supply chain data profitably and generating competitive edges
  • Predictive maintenance: Retaining and utilizing experiential knowledge
  • Service management and productivity
  • Simulation: Curtailing future uncertainties
  • Energy and resource efficiency: Mastering the energy transition
  • Biobased economy value chains in forestry and agriculture
  • Forestry certification systems in comparison
  • Changing transportation: Demographic change and electric vehicles as drivers

...and look forward to dialogue and discussion.

Objective-Setting Workshops

Do you want external impulses or need a structured and facilitated strategizing process?

Industrie 4.0 developments are a crossroads confronting many companies. Rash and hasty action are just as risky as paralysis in response to or trivialization of developments. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution based on digitally transformed value added processes is ushered in, markets are shifting tectonically and the rules of the game are being rewritten. Instead of being idle, start a facilitated management process. Benefit from:

  • SWOT, market and environmental, and stakeholder analyses
  • Idea generation and topic organization using creativity techniques (e.g. morphologies, World Café, 6-3-5 brainwriting, brainstorming, etc.)
  • Process mapping using methods of business process management (UML, BPMN, etc.)
  • CIP and quality management methods (PDCA, FMEA, etc.)
  • Action definition and prioritization and scenario and option comparison (e.g. cost-utility and economic feasibility analyses)

...and take action confidently.

Technology Transfer and Internationalization

Do you want to develop new markets or expand your research activities?

Serious research devoted to the truly relevant issues of our times is virtually impossible to pursue nationally. Economic effects are virtually impossible to calculated and rarely beneficial for industrial companies focused on technology when limited to their own domestic market. Strategic internationalization is anything but simple, though since crucial contacts and key information are lacking all too often. Years of work in the EU and the Far East has given us access that we would be happy to share with you:

  • Help organizing international R&D activities
  • Establishment of contacts, especially in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Poland Kazakhstan, China and Baltic States
  • Experience sharing in international partner networks
  • Extensive experience with international research funding

...and help you keep  the costs of search and network activities under control.