The additional 4th Open Seminar of Business Upper Austria within the NUCLEI-project dealed with the challenges agility and retrofitting for small and medium sized companies within advanced manufacturing.
Modernity and tradition do not only exist in art - they are also the daily companions in industry: modern management methods and tools and quality work by tradition, even with "old" machines. You will (still) find one in almost all workshops and production facilities in Austria: Machines from back then. One could also say in a less appreciative way that old machines are "brown field" in terms of software, and yet for the companies they are valuable pieces - no typos - valuable pieces. Modern management methods and tools and quality work by tradition, even with "old" machines. The company Faschang showed how it works on April 11th. While new methods and tools are implemented in the management, old plant components are generally overhauled by specialists - keyword RETROFIT - in order to serve the customers for another few years. In two exciting lecture parts, the challenges for the company were dealt with and how they will be solved together with experts. A tour of the Faschang Werkzeugbau area gave the participants the opportunity to get an idea on site of how quality from Austria is produced at the location.