Video Case Study: Seven German Words You Need to Know If you Work in Manufacturing

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In his case study, Dr. John Carrier focused on the following topics:

  • Fingerspitzengefühl: the whole point of all the new sensor data, communication channels, and rapid analysis – ties in well with the OODA loop
  • Mittelstand: a glaring gap in the US , even worse is that mid-sized companies will die if they don’t keep up – their OEMs need them on the IIoT platform
  • Takt: the system efficiency is determined by slowest function – hence Little’s Law and why WIP builds up
  • Einstellung: missing a better /creative answer due to fixed mental models
  • Heimut: your factory is not just a job, it’s your home – 5S and putting it in order
  • Torschlusspanik: don’t fall behind on Industry 4.0
  • Kuddelmuddel: hidden factory

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