Global high-end additive manufacturing company, EOS has announced a partnership with a leading business school to inform management staff of the modernising manufacturing industry.
Since the manufacturing sector is facing a significant transition, with additive manufacturing playing a big part in that, senior management personnel are facing new challenges. IESE and EOS will combine their expertise in the fields of management knowledge and technology know-how, introducing executives to business models and opportunities focusing on the future of manufacturing.
“In an environment shaped by rapid technology and process change, remaining competitive requires informed, innovative and future-focused leaders,” said Prof. Marc Sachon, Production Technology & Operations Management Professor, IESE Business School. “The Industry 4.0 Executive Education Program takes a dynamic, interactive approach to developing participant skills through interactive discussions, lectures and workshops, and direct engagement with manufacturing businesses already on the transitional journey to Industry 4.0. With EOS as the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing, we have the perfect partner to conduct this executive education programme.”
The partners will run a three-day edition of the programme selectively in Munich and Barcelona. It will provide decision-makers with insights into key elements of this transformational process, including technologies like the connected factory, smart robots and additive manufacturing.
Based on realistic business scenarios, skills for the successful realisation of the digital transformation regarding Industry 4.0 are showcased. EOS will provide first-hand experience via customer examples, which have already integrated industrial 3D printing into their manufacturing process. The company will also show how businesses can benefit from using this technology in terms of productivity and costs savings.
“The industry is facing the next big step of development and additive manufacturing is playing a key role,” said Dr Adrian Keppler, Chief Marketing Officer at EOS. “The focus is on the integration of additive manufacturing into existing and future production environments, which requires optimisation of both part and data flow in serial production.
“The collaboration with IESE Business School emphasizes the significance of industrial 3D printing for the senior management. Together, we can prepare the management in manufacturing companies for the new challenges due to the digital transformation and communicate the advantages of new production models such as additive manufacturing in a way that they can quickly generate a genuine value-add for their own business.”
The initial runs of the programme will take place in Barcelona on May 3-5 2017 and in Munich on July 11-13 2017.