Focus Group – New Ways of Cooperation
Industry 4.0 has been recently discussed very often – but how can a concrete realization looks like?
The implementation of Industry 4.0-solutions in companies is missing solid practical experience. Furthermore the concrete effects for the entire supply chain are not obvious. Business as well as organizational obstacles must be overcome step by step, in order to create convincing Business Cases and Management approaches. Based on the key question “What is the benefit of Industry 4.0 for my company and how can a successful implementation be realized?” selected Industry partners work together to find answers for various management questions relating Industry 4.0 Solutions. Innovative Business Models as well as specific controlling and measurement approaches for Industry 4.0 will be the core of the discussion.
This Focus Group pursues a participatory workshop-concept: Participants and experts from Industry and Science are developing together new ideas and solutions in a creative atmosphere.
Usually the workshops take place at the IML-locations in Dortmund and Frankfurt. If required, for e.g. including on-site-processes or inspections, also some meetings can be hold at one of the participating companies.
Fraunhofer IML uses a proven 4-Phase-Model, in which participants develop solutions together that are suitable for their practice.