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Die zweite Generation einer smarten Fabrik geht an den Start

Die smarte Produktion der Zukunft von Bosch steht im Allgäu. Und das schon seit 10 Jahren. Das Bosch-Werk Blaichach/Immenstadt ist die Keimzelle von Industrie 4.0. Unzählige Preise und Auszeichnungen säumen den Weg. Bei aller Technologiekompetenz wurde dabei die Führung und Mitarbeiterbeteiligung stets in den Mittelpunkt gestellt. Sicher ein Grund für den nachhaltigen Erfolg und die große Chance, die smarte Fabrik nun in die zweite Generation zu führen. 

Aus erster Hand berichtet Bosch Blaichach von seinen Erfahrungen und dem neuen Produktionskonzept, das erstmals eine Direktanbindung der Logistik an die Montage vorsieht.

KPI and Office Scorecard

In addition to the company's key performance indicator system and the target management system, simple department-specific key performance indicators are created for office areas. 

In an "office scorecard", the purpose of the organisational unit is presented as a measurable criterion (success or performance indicator) and two or more influencing factors (driver variables or disturbance variables) on this success indicator are measured.

Probleme systematisch lösen - Q+ Methode

Systematische Problemlöse-Methoden gibt es viele (Q+, PDCA, A3, 8D, DMAIC, ...). Die Q-Plus Methode ist einfach und legt vor allem mit einer gründlichen Problembeschreibung den Grundstein für gute Lösungen.

OEE-Optimierung: Anlagenverluste erkennen und halbieren

Warum ist die Gesamteffizienz der Anlagen so wichtig? 

Wir produzieren unsere Produkte oft auf sehr teuren und großen Anlagen. Die Wertschöpfung in unserer Fabrik hängt also entscheidend davon ab, ob die Anlagen laufen und damit vom OEE / GEFF.

Lean und TPM zielen nun darauf ab, alle Verluste an den Anlagen zu erkennen und Schritt für Schritt zu reduzieren.


Sehen lernen ... den 7 Verschwendungsarten auf der Spur

Lean zielt darauf ab, Verschwendung zu vermeiden. Hierzu müssen wir "sehen lernen" und die Verschwendung endecken. Dabei hilft eine Einteilung in unterschiedliche Verschwendungsarten um zu fokussieren.

How the smart factory succeeds safely

Ohne Digitalisierung hat die Produktion keine Zukunft. Johann Hofmann als Deutschlands Industrie 4.0-Experte Nr. 1 verdichtet seine Erfahrung auf ein 30 Minuten Webinar und erklärt an fünf „Naturgesetzen der Digitalisierung“, wie die smarte Fabrik sicher gelingt. Und er löst nach dem Webinar eine praktische Wette ein.

Prozessmapping im Office

Prozesse im Büro sind im Gegensatz zu Produktionsprozessen beinahe unsichtbar. Umso wichtiger ist hier eine transparente Visualisierung für das Team.

Wertstromanalyse - Wertstromdesign WSD

Was genau erlebt das Material oder ein Bauteil in unserer Fabrik? Vom Wareneingang über die Produktionsschritte bis hin zur Auslieferung an den Kunden. Wie lang ist die Durchlaufzeit? Wie oft wird es angefasst? Wie oft ist es Stapler gefahren? Wie viele Meter oder km hat es zurückgelegt? Eine exakte Sicht auf wertschöpfende und nicht wertschöpfende Schritte ist die Basis zur Optimierung.

LEAN - Hoshin Kanri with Ingo Hild & Dietmar Schäfer

Herzlich willkommen zu unserem Lernfilm über Hoshin Kanri, einer faszinierenden Methode zur strategischen Planung und Umsetzung. Hoshin Kanri, auch als Policy Deployment bekannt, ist eine bewährte japanische Managementtechnik, die Organisationen hilft, ihre Ziele zu definieren, zu kommunizieren und erfolgreich umzusetzen.

Prototype for the CO2-free factory of tomorrow

Sonderpreis Fabrikneubau beim Lean & Green Management Award 2022

Die neue NExT Factory der  Schaltbau  GmbH tritt den Beweis an, dass mit regenerativer Energie, elektrischer und thermischer Energiespeicherung und einem Gleichstromnetz eine dauerhaft CO2 freie Produktion wirtschaftlich möglich ist. Zweifellos ein Prototyp für die Fabrik von morgen, der Maßstäbe setzt für die gesamte Industrie und zudem über eine automatisierte Produktion und eine Hochleistungslogistik auf Kundenwünsche sehr schnell und flexibel reagieren kann.

Digitalisation turbo and CO2 downsizing

Increasing performance while downsizing at the same time. This is the recipe of Voith Turbo in Garching, which was awarded in the "Factory of the Year" benchmarking for exemplary digitalization and sustainability of its production. With its digitalization turbo, the plant network achieves the efficiency of a large plant by bundling information, knowledge and production data. At the same time, CO2 is being downsized. In the last seven years, the CO2 footprint has been reduced by 61%.

#Lernreise #ProduktionderZukunft

The supply chain makes the difference

In fact, factories must learn to react highly flexibly to fluctuations in demand, but also to supply bottlenecks. Plant manufacturer ASMPT shows how this can be achieved: consistent process organization with end-to-end responsibility, full transparency in real time and a global production network that can manufacture any product at any location. This organization has not only earned the industrial equipment supplier ASMPT the hat trick in the "Factory of the Year" factory benchmarking, but also guides the company remarkably resiliently through its extremely volatile business field.

#Lernreise #ProduktionderZukunft

Mission to Zero - Energy self-sufficient plant

Busch-Jaeger has built the world's first climate-neutral and cost-optimized production site for the ABB Group at its headquarters in Lüdenscheid. This reference project demonstrates how smart technologies can already change the way energy is generated and stored and how they can be implemented in efficient production and work processes. 

The site is energy self-sufficient for many days and saves around 630 tons of CO2 every year thanks to its solar power plant and an adaptive energy management system.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

With lean, green, digital for emission- and loss-free production

Our "Factory of the Future" learning journey has shared the knowledge of the best factories over the past two years. The buzzwords lean / green / digital have summed up the challenges of production well. When we were guests at Fraunhofer IPA on October 17-18, 2023, we were naturally curious about the trends of the day after tomorrow. Ultra-efficient factory, biointelligence or digital ecosystems for the factory will be buzzwords that the researchers will make tangible for us.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Production of the future - the resilient factory

The production of the future must face up to new realities. Achieving more and more with less is the goal for the coming years. And this is where the innovation drivers of lean and digitalization open up great opportunities. The best example at the Siemens plant is matrix production. It combines the flexibility of workshop production with the economic advantages of flow production. Experts are already talking about the lean of the 21st century.

#Lernreise #ProduktionderZukunft

On the way to a smart zero impact factory

A production that makes every heart beat faster. Our learning journey to the factory of the future is looking forward to a visit to Porsche in Leipzig. Under the motto Production 4.0 - smart / lean / green, Porsche shares the production experiences of one of the best automotive plants, from the first experiences as a lean pioneer, to the use of smart tools such as the Porsche Performance Board, to the path to the Zero Impact Factory.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Efficient production with small batch sizes and high variance supported by digitalization and AI

Using tomorrow's technology today is the claim of Technologiefabrik Scharnhausen. The first collaborative robot was used here in the valve factory, and artificial intelligence is already in productive use here today. Digitalization, networking and sustainability were already important cornerstones when the Festo main plant was redesigned around 10 years ago. Lean is now being practiced by the third generation. This change can only succeed together with all employees. And this is the real secret of the technology factory.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Fit for future - Our path to smart, green value chains

Our factories are pushing the boundaries of what is feasible. Reduction of climate-damaging CO2 emissions by over 90%, reduction of throughput times in production to pure processing time and even unmanned shifts at weekends in the future. This vision is already within reach at connector manufacturer Harting. Join us live when we get to know this factory of the future on site as part of our learning journey on May 24 and 25, 2023.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

A factory with a future

Der Werkzeugmaschinenhersteller Trumpf hat beim Thema Produktion immer wieder Meilensteine gesetzt. Bereits Ende der 90er Jahre ist es gelungen, mit dem schlanken Produktionssystem SYNCHRO die Montage zu revolutionieren und die Werkzeugmaschine erstmals zum „fliessen“ zu bringen. Mit einer Lieferzeit von nur einem Tag für Werkzeuge nach Kundenwunsch ist das Unternehmen heute der „Amazon“ der smarten Werkzeugfertigung. Jetzt denkt das Unternehmen auch die Kernkompetenz „Zerspanung“ neu und hat hierzu ein neues Werk eröffnet, das bei den Themen Lean, Green und digital den Weg in die Zukunft weist.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Continuous improvement: sustainable and digital

Under the motto "Everyone, every day, everywhere a little better", Deutsche Post DHL Group is implementing a continuous improvement program with its FIRST CHOICE corporate program with over 500,000 employees in 220 countries and territories around the world. Thanks to professional program management and close integration with the Group strategy, we have succeeded in anchoring continuous improvement as part of the Group's DNA and corporate culture. Today, the programme is making a significant contribution to shaping the agile transformation towards digitalization and sustainability together with all employees.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Digital production - Sustainable products - Black figures

Together we get to know the largest truck production facility in the world - the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. Variance and transformation at your fingertips, no two trucks are alike and alternative drive systems are already within reach. Together we will discuss the implementation of the Daimler Truck Strategy, which focuses on first-class plants, committed employees, efficient processes and reliable products. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is becoming the centre for emission-free transport within the Mercedes-Benz truck production network. In the transformation towards CO2-neutral transport, Daimler Truck is consistently relying on two fully electric drive technologies: Battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Digital production - Sustainable products - Black figures

B/S/H Hausgeräte GmbH and its award-winning dust masonry plant in Bad Neustadt impressively prove it: economic production at the German location is possible even in highly competitive consumer markets. However, this is only possible if change is actively shaped and the potential of digitalisation and sustainability is fully exploited.

Digital process chains from ordering raw materials to networked production of blower motors to fully automated plastic injection moulding on the one hand, and sustainability and energy management on the product and process side on the other, point the way to the future in exemplary fashion.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

How does Tesla tick?

For many, this factory is a milestone on the road to our industrial future. But what is really behind the revolutionary Tesla principles? Will the factory of the future be lean, digital, green or TESLA?

ZF - Lean goes digital


Are digital production platforms, virtual twins and Plug&Produce apps the new shining lights for tomorrow's production? In fact, pioneers like the automotive supplier ZF in Saarbrücken see a new steep development on the way to more productivity even in existing factories.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

A think tank of industrial transformation

What concrete added value does digital data offer in the production sector? Let's ask one of the global thought leaders! Under the motto "Think tank for industrial transformation" Microsoft shares its implementation experiences

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Brownfield goes digital

How does a 60-year-old factory manage the transformation into the here and now? The OSRAM factory relies on lean processes, a culture of cooperation and the use of advanced IOT technologies. In our view, the plant is representative of many factories in Germany and shows that transformation from a brownfield can succeed.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

From product to customer centricity

The aim of the workshop is to share experiences on how to systematically identify and focus on the needs of the customer. In short: from product-centricity to customer-centricity as a big step towards digital transformation. B/S/H successfully uses the JTBD (Jobs To Be Done) method here.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Factory of the Future - Lean - Green - Digital

Be inspired by how the Bosch Homburg plant is realising its idea of a factory of the future. The Saarland plant is not only one of the pioneers in the implementation of Industry 4.0, but also in Energy Management 4.0. Here, essential prerequisites were created for Bosch to become the world's first global industrial company to have climate-neutral production since 2020.

#Lernreise #FabrikderZukunft

Learning Journey Review Industry 4.0 live

To support companies in implementing the digital transformation, the Fraunhofer IPA, together with Robert Bosch GmbH and the Macils Management Centrum, offers the learning journey "Industry 4.0 live". The second edition started in mid-2018 and ends in summer 2021. The two patrons, Stefan Aßmann and Thomas Bauernhansl, with their summary.

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

Lean and Industry 4.0 along the value chain

SEW Eurodrive is investing a high three-digit million euro amount in these modern factories. And in doing so, it is once again pushing the boundaries of what is possible: Two hours order throughput time with batch size 1 and without finished goods warehouse. Flexible small factory units with a high level of personal responsibility directly on the store floor. Worker assistance systems that support people at all stages of the value chain in the flow of information and materials. Experience the new electronics plant live!

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0 

Research landscape and integration platform for the future-proof factory

How can artificial intelligence technologies, image processing or even new operating systems for production ensure the competitiveness of our factories?

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

Digitalization and transformation live - Our path to becoming a lifetime partner

What does it look like, the path to the future? Digitization and cultural change will certainly play a very decisive role. "Our path to becoming a lifetime partner" is how the insurance group Generali and its digital subsidiary CosmosDirekt describe their own transformation.

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

The digital value chain from customer to customer

In Haiger, Hesse, Rittal has made the largest total investment in the company's history at 250 million euros and created an end-to-end digital value chain. Thus, a digital product twin extends from engineering through production and distribution deep into the customer's value creation processes.

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

The Agile Way of Working

The ING learned from Spotify, Netflix and Google and was the first bank to implement "The Agile Way of Working".

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

Transformation of the entire value chain

Starting with a lean implementation in production, Schaeffler Special Machinery has undergone a fundamental transformation of its processes, culture, and business models over the last few years. The outward sign of the change is a completely redesigned working environment, which was intended to significantly improve collaboration and communication along the entire value stream.

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

Flexibility Factory - Future made in Rohrbach

Under the motto " Flexibility Factory - Future made in Rohrbach " we take a look behind the scenes of the largest FESTO plant in Europe. Festo describes itself as a learning company. Our host Jürgen Otto puts it in a nutshell: "Good qualification ensures good processes and good performance". Thus, the Learning Factory I 4.0 impressively demonstrates how to actively involve employees in the digital transformation. The second common thread is the topic of flexibility. How can you react quickly and cost-effectively to customer wishes and produce batch size 1 with zero set-up time automatically?

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

#Beauty goes digital

Schwan Cosmetics has set up a "Digital Studio" to quickly develop digital ideas and solutions. Familiar processes were successfully turned upside down. In order to avoid an organisation of two worlds with its own culture and speed, organisational integration was also driven forward at an early stage. Because the same applies here: Technology can only be a catalyst. People make the difference.

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

On the way to the Hardware+ company

In the future, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is to be not just a hardware company, but a "hardware+" company. But how will this change take shape? What opportunities and challenges need to be considered and what role do PLM and I4.0 play in this?

#Lernreise #TransformationLive #Industrie4.0

New Work. New Rules

Die letzten Monate haben eine ungeahnte Dynamik in das Thema „New Work“ gebracht. Die Arbeitswelt von morgen wird schneller, effizienter und flexibler sein.
Wir müssen Umdenken bei der Gestaltung unserer Arbeitsumgebung. Aber genauso bei unseren Regeln der Zusammenarbeit sei es mir den Mitarbeitern als auch mit den Kunden.
Die Digitalisierung kann diesen Wandel begleiten. Die Technologie steht aber nicht im Vordergrund. Microsoft und Steelcase, - beide Pioniere einer neuen Arbeitswelt, zeigen neuste Möglichkeiten bei der Gestaltung der Arbeitsumgebung und der Digitalisierung, so dass eine neue Art des Arbeitens entstehen kann.

#Lernreise #TransformationLive #Arbeit4.0

Industry 4.0 @Operations

How will production be fit for the digital age? What happens to the existing machinery? And how do you deal with individual customer needs that could previously only be met by a single manufactory? The connector technology manufacturer HARTING is facing precisely these challenges and will be demonstrating its implementation status live in production.
Industry 4.0, networking, logistics, batch size 1

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

Changing processes and organisations holistically

Learning Journey "Transformation live" shares "Changing Processes and Organisations Holistically
Part 1: Culture & Communication
in conversation with Martina Keck, Daimler Truck Consulting

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

Passion 4 Excellence

How does the perhaps best factory in Germany "tick"? Get to know the management system of this multiple award-winning Robert Bosch GmbH plant first hand.

#Lernreise #DigitaleTransformation #Industrie4.0

Smart Supply Chain Management

How the three-time "Factory of the Year" award winner is digitizing its supply chain and making it crisis-proof.

#Lernreise #LeanManagement

The way to a brilliant factory

Under the motto "Successful through lean and digitalization", INNIO Jenbacher will show how the combination of value-added orientation and digital networking creates superior communication between man and machine. Employees and machines communicate in real time. The resulting data is continuously analyzed. Digitization thus serves as the basis for continuous improvement in value creation.

#Lernreise #Industrie4.0

Enthusiasm is transferable - Leadership in practice

How can you increase the motivation and willingness to perform of your own employees and awaken a lasting desire to perform? The right employee management has a significant influence here. Who knows this better than the Schindlerhof and the Kobjoll hotelier family. The Schindlerhof is not only the best conference hotel in Germany, but also winner of the European Quality Award and best employer in its sector in Europe. But see for yourself.

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Everyone, every day, every place a little better

This is the motto of First Choice as one of the largest corporate programmes for the continuous improvement of the organisation, processes and cooperation. Deutsche Post DHL Group initiated this programme in 2006 and has implemented it in 220 countries and territories around the world. The successful broad rollout with 550,000 employees worldwide makes this programme unique.

#Lernreise #TransformationLive

Office Excellence Check

Office Excellence offers a system for employee-orientated improvement of indirect processes. The corresponding tools are organised in levels so that the overall process remains understandable for those involved and implementation can be structured. 

Die Begriffe und Handlungsfelder werden oft sehr unterschiedlich bezeichnet. Im Folgenden kommt es darauf an einzuschätzen, was in Ihren Abteilungen und an den Arbeitsplätzen angewendet wird. Dies ist unabhängig von der Wahl der Begriffe und der Benennung der Methoden. Eingeschätzt werden soll jedoch vor allem, wie systematisch und regelmäßig entsprechende Methoden genutzt werden und wie weit die Arbeitskultur entwickelt ist.

The Development Path to Industry 4.0

In 30 years of pioneering work, Germany's first real-time production has been created. The well-known industry 4.0 expert Johann Hofmann reports
Industry 4.0, assistance systems, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen

The world of additive manufacturing

Learn from Europe's largest producer of 3D-printed components about the new possibilities of additive manufacturing from design to series production.
Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Frank Kuechelmann, Materialise

The working world of the future

The current crisis is accelerating the changes in our world of work. The office mastermind Klaus Bieber diagnoses the current changes and advises managers how they can actively deal with them.
Work 4.0, home office, leadership, Klaus Bieber

Let's go digital

Digitalization delivers opportunities and risks Digital transformation, acceleration vs. deceleration, Johann Hofmann

10 workshop concepts for process improvements

Robert Hierl is considered a master of continuous improvement. He studied the culture of improvement in Japan and led it to success in this country. Now he shares his path to success.
Lean management, process management, value stream, KVP, Kaizen, Robert Hierl

Field report on the "Learning Journey Industry 4.0 live

Industriy 4.0, Fraunhofer IPA, Bosch, 365 FarmNet, FESTO, Kärcher, Trilux, Hagleitner,

Industry 4.0 - Digital Bosch factory in Blaichach/Immenstadt

At the Bosch plant in Blaichach in Bavaria, industrial machinery and technologies are passionately driven forward.
The video takes you on a journey to our factory of the future and gives you an insight into the holistic digital approach and the daily use of versatile Industry 4.0 applications by our experts.