1. March 2022
Reshoring – increasing resilience and reducing costs at the same time?
The meeting opened with an exciting keynote by our Managing Director and Center Manager Dr. Jan-Philipp Prote. There were also two insightful guest lectures: Weidmüller, as well as Bauwerk, each contributed a presentation including a lively discussion subsequently.
A special thanks to all participants of the meeting for the exciting presentations and contentful discussions as well as to the Digital Capability Center Aachen for the guided tour and the presentation of innovative use cases. During this tour, the topic of digitization especially brought up the interesting key questions of predictive maintenance, quality management, and transparency.
The Key Insights of this meeting:
- Higher prices may be achieved by successful reshoring
- Nearly half the manufacturing costs can be saved through digitization
- Delivery capability in network planning is now much more important than cost-efficiency
The Global Production Community (GPC)
Participants of the community are enabled to critically analyze their own activities regarding the design of their network and to continue the development of their own abilities. The visits to the community partners during the networking events allow insights into various types of successfully designed global production networks. In effect, a non-competitive and confidential competence network is and will be developed systematically, allowing for intensive knowledge exchange with companies in other industry sectors.
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