Together with around 50 other representatives of various companies from the Steinbeis network, we participated in the first update of the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute (FSTI) on the subject of Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation at SHMT (Steinbeis House for Management and Technology) yesterday evening.
The event was opened by Prof. Auer and Prof. Lasi presented the activities of FTSI in the areas of Industrial 4.0 and Industrial Internet. The Digital Business Consortium also presented itself. This had as objective, the implementation of the research results of the FTSI economically.
Within this process, through our expertise in management and consulting, we at the Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy represent a competence partner for change processes and management challenges in digital transformation. Eventually, it is not only entire manufacturing and handling processes that are being revolutionized, but these challenges also require a new approach to leadership and change management. Through our consulting background and experience, we are the partner to effectively support change management in the area of industry 4.0.
Against this background, very interesting contacts were made with other colleagues from other members of the Steinbeis network, which we plan to strengthen in the coming weeks.
Background: “Industry 4.0” is synonymous with increasing digitization and networking in production. However, the term is internationally broad and goes beyond pure production processes. For this reason, the term “industrial internet” is also used to describe the networking of processes beyond industry boundaries via Internet technology.
As part of the international Steinbeis network, the Ferdinand-Steinbeis Institute (FSTI) is a research institute for digitization and networking. The FTSI is concerned with the economic and social changes resulting from this increasing networking in projects that aim at the transfer of knowledge.
The FSTI follows the approach of value creation in the context of digitization and networking. Therefore, it is evident that “Industry 4.0” is a “company-specific approach to increasing value added through interdisciplinary business skills and employee competencies”.