On a two-day tour, you will visit various digital transformation pioneers with other executives and us and learn how the Smart Factory as a tool for Operational Excellence is transforming the factory and business operations. You will experience first-hand how other companies are treading the path of Digital Transformation and how their effectiveness & efficiency has increased by extending Lean thinking with digital technologies. The direct comparison and discussion with other participants will give you an orientation on how to start the Digital Transformation in your company and how to follow the path to the Smart Factory.

Management, middle and senior executives from production and production-related IT and sales departments.

What participants say

"Very many suggestions, very practical, very open companies that are not afraid to answer all questions honestly.
"The diverse impressions need to be sorted and prioritized. My company should set out more urgently on the path toward digitization."
"Very good that the staff spoke very frankly from the field!"

ifm electronic

ifm electronic contributes to improving the living and working conditions of all people. To this end, ifm develops innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and corresponding software and cloud products to make existing company processes digitally usable.

1.2 MRD €


DMG MORI continues to drive forward the future fields of automation, digitalization and sustainability! With its core business of turning and milling machines, advanced technologies and additive manufacturing, DMG MORI is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machine tools.

2 MRD €


GROB-WERKE has been a pioneer in the construction of innovative production and automation systems for almost 100 years. As a globally operating family business, GROB-WERKE develops and manufactures systems and machine tools.

€ 1,37 bn.


22.10.2024 – Day 1
Until 09:00
Individual arrival to Park & Ride near Memmingen

10:00 – Visit 1
GROB-WERKE, Mindelheim

GROB-WERKE will be demonstrating data acquisition, visualization and visualization and evaluation in real time via a self-developed, fully integrated BDE / MDE solution with special functionalities for machining and machine-heavy production as well as a connectivity solution for manufacturer and age-independent machine and system connection.

14:45 - Visit 2
ifm electronic, Tettnang

At ifm electronic, you will see digitalization of the entire value chain. Fully autonomous production supply in combination with worker assistance systems and digital store floor management.

18:00 - open end
Transfer to Hotel Rad (Tettnang), dinner together and overnight stay
23.10.2024 – Day 2
07:15 - 07:45
Joint breakfast & Feedback

09:15 Uhr – Presentation

In his presentation, NEONEX Senior Partner Dr. Jochen Schlick discusses the challenges that industrial companies with production sites in high-wage countries will face over the next three years and derives maxims for action that industrial managers must have on their radar in order to ensure the success of their companies.

13:15 Uhr – Visit 3
DMG MORI, Pfronten

Information processing, data acquisition and evaluation becomes an element of workplace design with the help of the Tulip low-code platform. This significantly increases transparency at DMG Mori and lays the foundation for efficient management work.

Feedback round and subsequent transfer back to Park & Ride


1,990 € plus VAT incl. bus transfer, meals and one overnight stay


Your contact
Dr. Fabian Dietrich
Project Manager
Dr. Jochen Schlick, Senior Partner & Co-Founder
Your trainer
Dr. Jochen Schlick
Senior Partner & Co-Founder