30. June 2022

Continuous strategy work – Long-term planning despite short-term volatility?

The meeting of the Global Production Community (GPC) on June 7th and 8th at Miele in Gütersloh was a great success! We had various insightful contributions and lively discussions on the topic “Continuous strategy work – long-term planning despite short-term volatility?”

These are some highlights of the event:

▶️ Welcome speech by Dr. Stefan Breit

▶️ Fascinating guided tour of the Miele washing machine production

▶️ Keynote lecture by Prof. Oliver Lorz: “International Business Strategy”

▶️ Guest lecture by dSpace on the topic of “Dealing with delivery problems“

▶️ Two contributions from the members of our community: “Low-code applications and tools” by Mocom and Insights on “Digital Transformation” by Miele

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Welcome-speech-by-Dr.-Stefan-Breit-and-a-fascinating-guided-tour-of-the-Miele-production. Meeting of the Global Production Community
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And-special-thanks-to-our-host-Miele.-Who-welcomed-us-with-hospitality-and-provided-the-great-location Meeting of the Global Production Community

We thank all the participants, who have contributed to this productive and rewarding GPC meeting. Our special regards go to our host Miele and Sabine Bivolarevic, who have welcomed us with great hospitality and provided a perfect environment for a fruitful event. We are looking forward to the next meeting of the GPC at MOCOM in Zülpich!

☑️ If you would like to know more about the GPMC or the Global Production Community, don’t hesitate to contact Niklas Rodemann and Martin Welsing. You can find more information about the GPC below!

☑️ Find out more about our upcoming benchmarking study in this brochure.

The Global Production Community (GPC)

The aim of the Global Production Community (GPC) is to promote structured knowledge exchange in a small circle of companies alongside the world of research on the topic of network design. Within the scope of the community, principles, methods, and tools for the design and management of production networks are jointly discussed, developed, and customized. The central purpose for the community partners is methodical support for the successful design of global production networks. The scientific foundation of the exchange is cemented through the expertise of the WZL at RWTH Aachen University.

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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Are you interested in the Global Production Community? Reach out to us and work with us to develop solutions for the production management of tomorrow. For further information about our communities, feel free to consult our dedicated webpage: Our Communities.

Also, visit our LinkedIn page for information and news about the GPMC.

Related GPMC-Study

This brochure summarizes the results of the consortium benchmarking “Design of global production networks” of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University in a practice-oriented guide. For this purpose, the results of the benchmarking study were supplemented by the experiences of the successful-practice company visits. Within the framework of the project, a total of more than 50 specialists and managers were interviewed. Currently, this study is only available in German.