The Expert Groups of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics

The work at the IFA on the holistic design of the value chain is deepened in three specialist groups: Factory planning, production management as well as production design and work organisation. In 2014, the new IFA learning factory was also put up for all expert groups. The expert groups are largely responsible for their own work; personnel planning and budget management are also the responsibility of the individual groups. Flat hierarchies enable creative work and learning, in which every employee can assume responsibility. Each group has a spokesperson who represents the group's interests externally, not by issuing orders, but with convincing arguments. All this requires a distinctive culture of communication and trust, which promotes the independence and flexibility of the employees. Industrial partners as well as research institutions with which we cooperate benefit from our goal-oriented developments. Students gain valuable practical experience and personally contribute to the success of the project.