21. September 2020

Third Expert Forum “Global Production” – Master The Transformation of Global Production

Join the discussion with Günther Schuh and Dr. Stefan Kozielski from our center partner Henkel and other top-class speakers on the future of production networks!

The third edition of our Expert Forum “Global Production” on September 28th, 2020 deals with the question of how production networks have to be changed in order to meet future requirements: Resilience, digital transformation and new forms of cooperation are examined from the perspective of research and industry.

In addition to experts from industry leaders, Prof. Gisela Lanza from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Prof. Thomas Friedli from the University of St. Gallen and Prof. Günther Schuh from the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University will lead the forum.

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Based on the great reception of the Expert Forum in 2016 and 2018, the participants this year will provide even more meaningful insights into success factors and trends in the future-oriented design of production networks.

In various keynote speeches and discussions, high-ranking industry representatives enable an efficient and realistic exchange of knowledge. Through an inherent focus on best practice examples and relevant methods, complex topics of production management are made tangible. In addition, the expert forum promotes the exchange of participants and specialists by providing space for topic-specific networking opportunities.

Interested parties are cordially invited to use the expert forum to exchange experiences and knowledge as well as to critically examine their own production network, identify underutilized potential and find out about current trends in the global production environment. The event will take place in the Hotel Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin in Stuttgart in compliance with a security concept. There is also the option of taking part in the event virtually at a reduced price.

Full Speaker List:

Thomas Friedli – Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG)

Holger Feldhege – Bühler AG

Dr. Günther Schuh – Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen

Dr. Stefan Kozielski – Henkel

Prof. Dr. Gisela Lanza – wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik, KIT

Dr. Jan Spies – Head of Planning and Production Technology Volkswagen AG

Impressions – The Third Expert Forum “Global Production” in Stuttgart

Additionally, you can find interesting videos (with English subtitles) related to this event on our LinkedIn page by following the links below:

(Video) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gisela Lanza, Director of Production Systems at wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik, KIT, presented an overview of current trends and challenges in global #Production.

(Video) Bernd Jenner, Head of Production at Pfeiffer Chemie Armaturenbau GmbH, contributed to the open exchange between industry representatives and scientists at the 3rd expert forum “Global Production”. Thank you, for joining the conference, Mr Jenner!

Are you interested in learning more about the offers of the GPMC or our cooperation partners? Feel free to reach out to us, so we can together develop, test and implement solutions for the production management of tomorrow.


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Dr. Seth Schmitz
Head of Industry Projects
Phone: +49 241 80 27387
Mail: s.schmitz@gpmc-aachen.de
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Tim Janke, M.Sc. RWTH
Head of Business and Software Development
Phone: +49 175 4300711
Mail: t.janke@gpmc-aachen.de