Complexity Management is the Key for Competitiveness in the Industry 4.0 Age

Digitalization is amplifying product and variant diversity. Customers want digital added value, new services and customized products. Industry 4.0 concepts, methods and technologies enable innovative manufacturers to satisfy this needs. But the complexity must be kept on a sensible cost level. Fast changing market conditions and regulations add to even more complexity.

To control and adjust the optimum level of complexity is decisive for profitability and competitiveness. It’s important to keep in mind that reduction of complexity isn’t always the desirable result, because certain levels of home-breed complexity can be positive by creating a specific competitive edge, like unique quality or product features.

Complexity Management enables us to honor all aspects of complexity and to avoid cost traps.

The Complexity Management 4.0 strategy day conveys to managers of the areas

  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Process Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • IT/Data/BI
  • Product Management
  • Purchasing
  • Business Operations

With an intensive program of best practice lectures, use cases, workshops, scientific insights and networking, attendees learn about the latest methods, trends and best practices in complexity management.

Interactive Networking Format

  • Inspiring talks (Cutting-edge business cases, strategies, technology, best management practices, analysis, methods)
  • Workshops
  • Networking meetings
  • Online archive and community

Topics

  • Mastering the diversity of variants in the 4.0 age
  • Which strategy in complexity management? Standardize or react flexibly?
  • Methods to find complexity drivers
  • Determine the optimal level of complexity
  • Relationship between market and company complexity
  • Identify and avoid complexity cost traps
  • Agile development, agile organization, agile process framework
  • orchestration strategies
  • Market analytics as a key / new methods / big data / business analytics
  • Complexity management in product development and planning
  • Digital engineering in product development
  • Optimizing the product range and portfolio strategies
  • IoT and the market-driven development of networked products
  • Development of digital services and platforms
  • Modularity management and product architecture
  • Individualization and batch size 1
  • Data strategy
  • Product data, data integration, interoperability, standards
  • Platform strategies
  • Variant management tools
  • Optimizing process structure
  • Optimizing resource structure
  • Optimizing production network
  • Configuration management 4.0
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Early BOM

I had very intense and fruitful discussions with numerous interesting people. The discussions are very relevant for my daily business.

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President – Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties, Covestro Deutschland AG

Great setup and organisation enabled high level networking and an open-minded exchange. Exciting presentations showed new perspectives.

Axel Vogelbruch, Global Head of Digitalization (CDO), BYK-Chemie GmbH

Thank you very much for a really entertaining and very exciting day delivering ideas and inspirations on various levels.

Stefan Jörgens, Director R&D, Albrecht JUNG GmbH & Co.KG

Thank you very much for the invite. The quality of the conversations was very high – what a great networking platform!

Gregor Schrott, Vice President Digital Service Innovation, Bosch

Very meaningful event for know-how transfer, strategy definition and networking in an intimate, productive and easy-going environment. I received very good inputs for my digital strategy and defined new brilliant starting points. Looking forward to the next event.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

Klaus Marquardt, Platform Program Manager, Draeger Medical

How Metrics Impact Complexity

  • We tested many metrics in the areas of software, portfolio and release management
  • Only a few metrics have been suitable to measure our progress
  • But also the non-suitable have been of use to increase

Dr. Bahram Hamraz, Principal Expert Modular Strategies & Concepts, Complexity Management, Siemens

Modularity as Key Strategy to Address Complexity

  • How Siemens businesses significantly reduced internal complexity with a new modularity approach
  • Product architecture is at the center of the complexity challenge, because it determines the ratio between market-driven external complexity and cost-driving internal complexity
  • Modular architectures allow addressing a wide range of customer needs with low internal complexity and at the same time build a solid foundation for sustainability and digitalization

Dagmar Buggle, Manager Engineering Process Transformation and Excellence, ZF Group

Indoor Sprinting – Agile Collaboration in Enterprise Process Fences

  • Combining enterprise rules and frameworks with agile collaboration in projects
  • Incorporating hybrid project management methodology
  • Product developments we fostered successfully with combined agile and "classical" methods

Ekaterina Vostretsova, Purchasing and Supply Chain Director, Galland S.A.S.

Complexity Management in the Railway Infrastructure Industry

  • Relationship between market complexity and company complexity
  • Innovation and complexity management: success criteria
  • Product strategy and modularity management in international markets with entry restrictions

TimeActivity
07:30Start Registration
08:30Opening
08:45Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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09:15Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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09:45Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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10:15Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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10:45Coffee Break with Networking
11:15Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

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12:00Lunch with Networking
13:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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13:30Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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14:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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14:30Coffee Break with Networking
15:00Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

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16:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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16:30Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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17:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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17:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
TimeActivity
07:30Start Registration
08:30Opening
08:45Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

TBA

09:15Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

TBA
09:45Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

TBA
10:15Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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10:45Coffee Break with Networking
11:15Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

TBA

Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

11:30
11:45
12:00Lunch with Networking
13:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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13:30Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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14:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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14:30Coffee Break with Networking
15:00Workshop 1

TBA

Workshop 2

TBA

Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

15:15
15:30
16:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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16:30Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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17:00Use Case / Strategy Insights / Management Practices

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17:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up

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