Workshops

LEARN FURTHER | WORKSHOPS 4. JULI 2018 | Innovative, interactive, inspiring.

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Select from the following all-day workshops!

Workshop A

SMART FACTORY – BESTPRACTICE TOUR | 2-day special! 4th + 5th July

Route: Homburg (Saar) – Wiesloch – Graben-Neudorf – Frankfurt – Darmstadt

Day 1: 08.00 am – 05.00 pm - Day 2: 08.00 am – 07.00 pm

I4.0 is one of the most significant ideas in a production environment. The 4th industrial revolution can only succeed by integrating efficient processes, intelligent IT and state-of-the-art technology with people. And there’s a difference between understanding something and putting it into practice. Digitization can significantly intensify your competitive ability. Having significant advantages in efficiency and flexibility generates reductions in cost structures as well as creating benefits in terms of agility. Digitized products and innovative business models open up new markets.

But in addition to the digital connectivity of technologies, processes and structures, people themselves are the main success factor. We will take a look at a wide variety of smart facets of practical application and make Industry 4.0 accessible by discussing experiences with digital pioneers. It goes without saying that the conversation will also include aspects such as the way key figures' roles are changing and the effects on the organizations involved.

Speakers:

Thomas Rohrbach
Managing Director
STAUFEN.Digital Neonex
Dr. Ulrich Hermann
Head of the Heidelberg services segment
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Markus Reichert
Head of WIEPROconsulting
SEW-EURODRIVE
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Möller
Head of technical functions, Homburg plant
Bosch Rexroth
Emanuel Verheijen
Regional account manager
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS)
Kristina Tretiak
Project head of lean management
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS)

This workshop is fully booked.
Additional date due to high demand: 10. - 11. July 2018

Workshop B

CHANGE MANAGEMENT - Re-discovering companies

Darmstadt (Institute PTW) | 08.45 – 17.00

Major impetus is coming from specialization processes, pressure on prices, and the need to grow and innovate due to disruptive phases in technology. Simply communicating the need to change is no longer anywhere near enough. Instead, transformation processes require a shift in attitudes along with strategic interventions into company structures, value chains and culture. Controlling these processes is one of the most challenging tasks management could possibly face. It entails stepping away from the carrot-and-stick approach and embracing enthusiasm about common goals. Systemic change management makes a clear difference in successful implementation!

We will equip you with the necessary tools so you can plan changes independently and implement them strategically. You will receive helpful analytical instruments for integrating implementation early on, and you will be sensitized to the management behaviors in the change process which are guaranteed *not* to lead to success.  Learn how you can succeed in sustainably anchoring change in employees' mindset even in the face of resistance.

Speakers:

Dr. Christian Abegglen
Managing director
St. Galler Business School
Dr. Markus Müllner
Director, customized programs
St. Galler Business School
Markus Franz
Director Academy
Staufen
Remco Peters
Partner
Staufen

This workshop is fully booked.
Additional date due to high demand: 04. - 07. September 2018

Workshop C

LEAN TRANSFORMATION OF A MID-SIZED ENTERPRISE – BEFORE LEAN AND AFTER LEAN

Ransbach-Baumbach | 08.15 – 16.45

You will receive an unflinching look at a plant in transition and have the chance to walk with managers and lean experts as they go about their daily routines. Munsch will demonstrate the opportunities and constraints of change processes after 10 years of lean transformation, including the context of digitization. During the start phase in particular, having a clear approach to change that involves all of the participants is critical to success. Implementing individual lean methods does not lead to resounding or lasting successes.

Instead, living a culture of shop floor management turns the topic of lean into a leadership topic, which then truly makes it part of corporate culture. As this happens, the self-definition of the manager's role shifts from being simply a leader to being an active engine of change. It will become clear which actions are needed in daily tasks. New potential in terms of ongoing improvement and approaches to optimization will emerge.

Speakers:

Jörg Martin
Head of production
Munsch Chemie-Pumpen
Stefan Munsch
CEO
Munsch Chemie-Pumpen
Joachim Steinke
Principal
Staufen
 

Workshop D

AGILE WORK | ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS IN TRANSITION – A CALL TO RETHINK THINGS

Darmstadt (Conference center) | 08.00 – 17.00

Why is it that at some point in the future, "lean" and "agile" will probably have become clichéd terms in the industry? One distinctive feature of many previous attempts to initiate change was that they launched buzzwords which were filled with hope about renewal. And then when the desired success did not occur, which was very often the case, these words evaporated again quickly. We will examine the patterns at play here and make sense of them. As we do so, insights from a wide variety of areas will be compiled and placed into a common context.

These areas include the history of natural science, Japanese martial arts, and system theory, to name only a few topics. The goal of this workshop is not to create a recipe for coping with change; it is to discover the pattern which often governs us as transitions take place.

Speakers:

Conny Dethloff
Business Intelligence - agile product & data management
OTTO
Dr. Andreas Romberg
Senior Partner
Staufen

Workshop E

THOU SHALT NOT BE BORING | PUBLIC SPEAKING AND CONFIDENCE – 1 day with master public speaker René Borbonus

Darmstadt (conference center) | 08.45 – 17.00

Anything goes except being boring! – As a manager, you want to have an impact. But how do you manage to captivate people with words, to persuade and get them enthusiastic? The issue here is not so much always having something to say, but rather on clarity. René Borbonus has declared war on boring and monotonous presentations. He not only has a command of the full scope of effective rhetorical devices, he also presents them in practice. For over ten years, he has been guiding people as they prepare for their personal presentation. The goal here is to create authenticity and find identity. After all, public speaking is as individual as the people who engage in it.

Speakers:

René Borbonus
Expert in public speaking and communications coach
Founder and CEO
Communico
Janice Köser
Manager Academy
Staufen

Workshop F

RETHINKING PRODUCTION STRATEGIES | From the lab of the future to a top-performance factory

Graben-Neudorf | 08.45 – 17.00

Creating agile factories calls for a systematic approach. But what might different forms of work look like that you could develop to generate visions for your company? And what are the right production strategies so your company can achieve its goals step by step? At our lab of the future at SEW-EURODRIVE, we prioritize an interactive blue sky format where you can design your own target status while still remaining experimental.

This will help you as a manager to give the team orientation and clearly communicate intentions. Especially in a constantly agile environment, the visions you define always help shape the next concrete realistic steps and create a roadmap with projects and CIP measures. A tried-and-true PDCA cycle allows you to take steps towards a adaptable factory with short lead times, and all of the parameters of leadership, processes and technology have been integrated.

Speakers:

Markus Reichert
Head of WIEPROconsulting
SEW-EURODRIVE
Roland Beuter
Director Academy
Staufen

Workshop G

SHOP FLOOR MANAGEMENT as a leadership instrument

Frankfurt am Main | 07.15 – 16.45

Shop floor management is a term that stands for systematically improved management and organization along the path to a lean company. The methods deployed target a routine process of improving interactions between managers and employees as a step on the path to a proactive culture of problem-solving. On site where the action happens, processes and their KPIs are described transparently; fields of activity and problems are identified, prioritized and dealt with on a structured basis, even on a shift level. In this situation, the manager serves as a coach and leads people to BestPractice standards.

LTLS reports on the first projects they implemented as part of the process of developing a holistic value-added and management system. Managers openly discuss the part that they play in the success of lean transformation. Reflect on your own role in the change process, and take part in tours of the plant and the live shop floor as you define your own critical areas.

Speakers:

Emanuel Verheijen
Regional account manager
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS)
Kristina Tretiak
Project head of lean management
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS)
Harald Knoke
Partner
Staufen
 

This workshop is fully booked.
Additional date due to high demand: 14. June 2018

Workshop H

The Lean Turnaround - Lean principles for business leaders

Darmstadt (Institut PTW) | 08.45 – 17.00 | (held in Englisch) | Anfahrtsskizze

Few business leaders in the world have applied Lean strategy as successfully as Art Byrne has. And none has the ability to explain how to do it with such succinctness and clarity.” (John Shook, CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute). With 30 years of accumulated experience, he is one of the rare few people who can speak with authority about the pitfalls of financial measurement systems, the importance of respect for people, the power of Lean in the marketplace, and the leverage from organizing people around value streams.
After having successfully implemented Lean strategies in >30 companies in 14 different countries, Art Byrne gives a compelling picture of how Lean techniques and attitudes enable business leaders to put a company on a high-performance path. Join us at the Lean conversion of The United Gear and Housing Corporation where you will be the management team and where Art will lead you through a step by step conversion of this traditionally run company to lean. You will set goals, change the management structure and be on Kaizen teams. In the end you will see the financial comparison of the lean company vs. its original forecast. You will also see the dramatic people changes that occur along the way.

Referenten:

Art Byrne
Lean Guru, Autor "The Lean Turnaround"
Markus Franz
Director Academy
Staufen

  As participant of this workshop you receive the book "The Lean Turnaround - Action Guide" for free.

Workshop J

LEAN ADMINISTRATION – ACCOMPANYING TRANSITIONS WITH LEAN PRINCIPLES

Süßen | 08.45– 17.00

In many companies, the value stream does not run smoothly outside of the production area. Whereas improvements are often successfully launched in core processes, the back-office corporate areas are often still full of potential that has yet to be realized. Lean at the office, lean in sales – CARL STAHL offers a realistic look at the first steps, status, progress, stumbling blocks and approaches to solutions of the lean management they implemented in 2013.

Digitization in particular is putting traditional business models through its paces more and more. Here, the ideas, principles and tools of lean management are a valuable guide during transitions – not only as companies become lean, but as they go digital. A key element is the consistent implementation of shop floor management that is needed for the necessary change in culture to take place.

Speakers:

Tobias Kehrer
CEO
Carl Stahl
Gunter Schöller
Senior Expert
Staufen

Dieser Workshop ist AUSGEBUCHT.

Workshop K

IS LEAN WORTH IT? HOW CHANGES IN OPERATIONS AFFECT CORPORATE SUCCESS

Darmstadt (conference centrum) | 08.45– 17.00

Is lean worth it for you? Improvement measures have a major impact on your KPIs! Lean organizations have frequently achieved their goal of abbreviating lead times and minimizing inventory. What’s more, they improve the productivity of processing. But take a moment and ask yourself a critical question: can your company’s successes really be seen in your KPIs?

With the help of performance controlling, corporate successes linked to changes in operations can be monitored the same way you use a dashboard. Learn about the impact of lean transformation on your key process indicators such as manufacturing costs, EBIT, cash flow or and profitability. Create a more effective basis for making decisions about your company’s policies and investments. Last but not least, the synergies between shop floor management and controlling are discussed as well. Use controlling as a booster – and not an inhibitor – in your lean transformation.

Speakers:

Christian Möllers
Principal
Staufen
Florian Schercher
Project Manager
Staufen

Workshop L

MAKING DECISIONS UNDER PRESSURE – 1 day with former FIFA referee Urs Meier

Darmstadt (conference center) | 08.45– 17.00

As a manager, you are caught between both sides more often than you might like. Every day, you have to make thousands of decisions. The greater the scope and consequences of a decision, the more difficult it usually is to make. Urs Meier will take you “onto the field” for a day to have an informal and authentic conversation about the parallels between the business world, sports and everyday life. Having a real look at how the sausage is made helps people shed their anxieties about decisions and benefit from new perspectives. Learn how to emerge stronger from bad decisions — there’s always a next time.

No matter whether he’s facing over 60,000 spectators in the stadium, millions of “experts” watching him on TV, serving as a consultant to UEFA or working as a commentator for a major German network, Urs Meier knows what it means to face pressure on a daily basis. In nearly 900 professional matches, he acted as a neutral party and demonstrated how to analyze complex situations successfully and make decisions in a fraction of a second. Working from a foundation of feasibility and solution-oriented adaptation from the world of professional sports, he is creating new standards in modern management.

Speakers:

Urs Meier
Owner
Urs Meier Management
Werner Luik
Principal
Staufen