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Position paper

Investing in industrial facilities

Many companies pay inadequate attention to developing their sites and buildings. This generates potential risk scenarios whereby in transitional...

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Cost Management, «Cost Leadership» as an element of corporate culture

In addition to competitive products, strict cost management is a key factor of corporate success. Hereby, costs must be identifi ed, optimised...

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Make or Buy, strategically smart decisions

The pressures of international competition are growing steadily. Low-wage countries with substantial production skills or specialist...

CrossViews

Pointless competition – why we are producing even more nonsense

Growth is the dogma of our economy. The fear that the relentless pursuit of this premise is upsetting the natural balance of our planet in not a...

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Sourcing: Locating and integrating the best value creation partners

Business success is increasingly impacted by the performance of suppliers as significant value creation partners. The aim therefore is to locate...

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Lean Administration

Administrative support processes incorporate immense potentials in terms of costs, time and quality. Experience shows that through lean...

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MedTech Industry

The medtech sector is faced with growing and diverse challenges, sometimes involving contradictory influencing factors: ever stricter regulatory...

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5S workplace design: become simply and fast a model company

You have planned to develop your production to the company's pearl? You encourage your customer to feel in the best of hands? In this case 5S is...

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Lead buyer concept: a chance, also for SMEs

The lead buyer concept helps also the SMEs to increase added value for procurements. An uniform procurement strategy, bundled technical and...

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KAIZEN & CIP: evolution replacing revolution

«We have initiated a number of CIP projects, but cannot identify any sustainable change. In the beginning we were quite successful; but since...

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Integrative consultancy approach – changes will be successfully implemented

Although a project is perfectly managed from a technical perspective, if employees are not willing to apply changes, the project success will be...

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Leadership: without leadership no progress

The way to Operational Excellence depends crucially on the managers’ implementation skills. On the basis of the Leadership programme for...

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OEiM: 4+1 steps to success

Throughput times and production footprints halved, manufacturing costs cut by more than 30%, and close to 100% fulfilment of delivery schedules...

Case Studies

Harmonising heterogeneous IT landscapes

Globally active companies are faced with the challenge of mastering their cross-location and cross-market value creation chains - particularly...

Case Studies

Procurement benchmarking across locations

Companies with international sales and production structures frequently have specific local and regional competencies. A virtually automatic...

Position paper

Sound IT decisions

Rapid implementation of decisive measures is often delayed because of IT. The IT resources appear to be permanently overstretched. At the same...

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Agility in the Supply Chain: routes to success for the construction related sector

The boom in Switzerland’s building construction economy may well weaken in the near future and slip into stagnation. Moreover, competition from...

Position paper

Supply Chain Innovation: Your Supply Chain as a Value Proposition

All too often, the supply chain is simply regarded as a cost producer and this despite the fact that organisations such as Zalando and Amazon...

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After-Sales Service Innovation: are you already making a profit or still waiting?

In the plant engineering and machinery construction sector in the DACH region, 65% of profits are generated from after-sales services*. Despite...

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Controlling & Risk Management: the right basis for decisions

Where do we stand? Where are we headed? Without this information it is difficult to plan the next phases and define suitable measures for...

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Value Stream Management: eliminate waste – create value

Stumbling over boxes, pallets and compositions in manufacturing facilities is a clear indication that something is not quite right. Smart...

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Procurement Strategy: setting business targets for procurement

The path to excellence in procurement is invariably based on a procurement strategy that is aligned with the corporate business objectives. It is...

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Procurement Organisation: reducing «purchasing horsepower»

The desired cost effect and an effective deployment of resources in purchasing can be achieved optimally when the purchasing organisation is...

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Product Group Management: effective lever for cost reduction

Increasingly, material costs are being influenced by the performance levels of suppliers as value creation partners. Consequently, it is vital...

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Supplier Management: focus on «Best Value»

With «purchased» added value levels frequently reaching 60% to as much as 80% of corporate performance, the effectiveness of suppliers can have a...

CrossViews

Industrial centre Switzerland 2025

No doubt about it, Switzerland as an industrial centre has been subjected to massive pressures for some time. Whereas everyone talks about the...

CrossViews

Is China buying Europe?

No, it is not. That at any rate was the conclusion reached by the China specialists attending the STAUFEN.INOVA Advisory Board event, CrossViews...

CrossViews

The future of management

Technology and science are advancing at a tremendous pace. Markets and customer attitudes are also changing dramatically. By contrast, most...

Case Studies

Sales & Operations Planning

Any company intending to enhance its agility and flexibility, while increasing its ability to respond to changes in demand has a range of options...

CrossViews

Psychology of Change

In his welcoming speech, Hans Jakob Graf stated that the topic of this year’s CrossViews must be everyday business activities. Who, he asked, had...

Case Studies

Halved assembly times

Following a KAIZEN workshop with STAUFEN.INOVA,  Geberit Produktions AG halved its assembly times, representing an annual cost saving of CHF 190,...

Position paper

The Euro – action options for SMEs

After the SNB unpegged the minimum exchange rate, Swiss companies once again face new challenges. For example, the machinery, electrical and...

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Excellence in Procurement

In industry, profitability is increasingly determined by effective collaboration and integration of value creation partners, i.e. suppliers and...

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Management culture as a success factor in projects

Growth projects, reorganisations or relocations – the management culture has a critical impact on the success or failure of strategic initiatives...

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Shop Floor Managament: revolution in production

Developing high-performance processes and building committed, qualified teams – these are the core responsibilities of production management. To...

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IT Organisation: successful orientation towards processes and services

Growth, reorganisations, market expansions or relocations – companies must constantly face new challenges. In these constellations, historically...

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IT Sourcing: greater success – through optimal exploitation of core compentencies

IT officers are challenged with the task of achieving competitive costs. At the same time, their IT architectures are required to realise a value...

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IT Strategy: actively structuring the cost effective value added contribution of IT

IT must keep pace with business challenges, facilitate innovative strategies and enhance its overall value adding performance capacity. An IT...

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IT system selection: using lean processes to exploit organisational and systems potentials

The criteria for a long-term IT system decision must be generated at the appropriate levels and enjoy widespread support. Successfully...