20. July 2020

First Production Systems Community Meeting

On July 14th, the new Production Systems Community (PSC) successfully started its work with its first virtual meeting.

In the newly founded “Production Systems Community” (PSC), companies come together in a trustful and non-competitive setting to exchange information and insights on the design and implementation of production systems in the context of Industry 4.0. At the first virtual meeting, our members Miele, Hilti, Henkel and e.GO shared exciting insights into their production systems. Together with our community members and the WZL, we identified many interesting and challenging topics that we will address in the next meeting. Beyond that, the PSC codex was established – acting as a safeguard for an open culture of exchange. The next community meeting will take place in October 2020.


If you are interested in the PSC, reach out and get engaged in developing the Production System 4.0 of the future with us!

The Production Systems Community (PSC)

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Members of the Production Systems Community (PSC) rely on knowledge exchange for the design and implementation of production systems in the context of Industry 4.0. The focus of the activities is on company visits in order to experience and discuss the complexity of production systems in a tangible way. The exchange is further enriched by the scientific findings of the WZL at RWTH Aachen University.


The visits and discussions are organized and moderated by employees of the PSC member companies. Participants also have an opportunity to get to know each other at evening events, which helps develop strong ties built on trust. This format has proved effective since the founding of the PSC and specifically in a year-long industrial joint project, the consortial benchmarking “Production Systems 4.0”.

For further information about our three communities, feel free to consult our dedicated webpage: Our Communities

Related GPMC-Studies

With the consortium benchmarking “Production Systems 4.0”, the WZL of RWTH Aachen University ties in with a series of benchmarking projects relating to production systems. Together with an industry consortium, we have identified concepts, methods and procedures from Successful-Practice-Companies and discerned knowledge on how production systems can promote process innovations and increase agility in the future.