Conference

"In 2021, outstanding companies will once again show how they are continuously developing, using the latest technologies and approaches, and thus strengthening their competitive position." This is the conclusion drawn by Dr. Marc Lakner, Partner Strategic Operations European Lead, Kearney on this year's competition.

31st Factory of the Year – The winners of this year’s production competition have been announced!

Congress with award ceremony and gala on March 22 and 23, 2023, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.

For the 31st time, the management consultancy Kearney, together with SV Veranstaltungen and the trade journal Produktion, is honoring factories that master current production challenges in an exemplary manner.

Supply chain resilience, sustainability and employee availability were the key topics in the 31st benchmark competition. In the process, the participants of the ‘Factory of the Year 2022’ managed to draw sustainable benefits for their company from the current challenges.

The Rational plant in Landsberg am Lech is the ‘Factory of the Year 2022’! The plant is particularly characterized by its strong production figures and is able to flexibly adapt and optimize processes. In addition, Rational invests a lot in promoting and retaining its employees,” says Daniel Stengel, Director at Kearney, explaining the jury’s decision to select the “Factory of the Year” 2022.

This year, the special “Global Excellence in Operations (GEO) Award” goes to the Power Systems division of Rolls-Royce with its plants in Friedrichshafen. The plant is the largest in the network of 12 locations and takes on a lighthouse function: “Rolls Royce convinces with a sound and future-oriented operations strategy and has a clear concept for the future, which is characterized by digitalization and process streamlining,” says Dr. Marc Lakner, Partner at Kearney.

For more category winners, see the overview.

Learn from the best and look forward to the presentations of the winners, who will share their path to success with you.

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Congress 2023

Winners 2022

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Speakers 2023

Rabea Böhme

Managing Director, Ab Ovo Deutschland GmbH

Rabea Böhme

Branko Calusic

Vice President Operations, WILO SE, Werk Dortmund

Branko Calusic

Jörg Cwojdzinski

Vice President Supply Chain Management, ASMPT GmbH & Co. KG, München

Jörg Cwojdzinski
Dr.-Ing.

Isabel Fiebig

Industrial Engineering, egeplast international GmbH

Dr. Isabel Fiebig

Katrin Fricke

Managing Director, Katek Grassau

Katrin Fricke

Hayri Göcke

co-founder, Gestalt Robotics

Hayri Göcke

Harald Greiner

Executive Vice President Production & Delivery Process, Rational AG, Landsberg am Lech

Harald Greiner

Bernd Hausler

Head of Department Manufacturing, ifm efector gmbH

Bernd Hausler

Steffen Krippendorf

SVP Operations Voith Turbo Mobility, site Garching

Steffen Krippendorf
Dr.

Marc Lakner

Managing Director, Austria & Switzerland, Kearney

Dr. Marc Lakner

Erik Manning

Executive Vice President Production & Purchasing, Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH

Erik Manning

Heinz Mäder

Plant Manager, Siemens Schweiz AG, Werk Zug

Heinz Mäder

André Piel

Plant Manager, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Werk Bad Neustadt

André Piel

Torsten Ratzmann

Managing Director, egeplast international GmbH

Torsten Ratzmann
Dr.

Christina Reuter

Managing Director, SK Laser GmbH

Dr. Christina Reuter

Ingo Schröter

Partner, Kearney

Ingo Schröter

Pia Sczesny

Strategic Project Leader Voith Turbo Mobility, Voith Garching

Pia Sczesny

Peter Wiedemann

COO, Rational AG, Landsberg am Lech

Peter Wiedemann
Prof.Dr.-Ing.

Katja Windt

CDO, SMS group GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt

Contacts

SV Veranstaltungen
Division Management

Franziska Blume

SV Veranstaltungen
Conference Management

Kathrin Schricker

Sponsorship & Trade Exhibitions

Isabelle Waiblinger

Isabelle Waiblinger
Sponsorship & Trade Exhibitions

Jessica Schmitz-Nellen

Jessica Schmitz-Nellen

The competition

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Advisory Board

Jörg Cwojdzinski

Jörg Cwojdzinski

Vice President Supply Chain Management, ASMPT GmbH & Co. KG, München

Katrin Fricke

Katrin Fricke

CEO KATEK GmbH Grassau, Part of KATEK Group

Prof.Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ihlenfeldt
Prof.Dr.-Ing.

Steffen Ihlenfeldt

Director of the Institute Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU, Chemnitz

Prof.Dr.-Ing. Evi Hartmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Evi Hartmann

Chair of Supply Chain Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Nuremberg

Johannes Kraus

Johann Kraus

Senior Vice President Production, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, München

Prof.Dr.-Ing. Uwe Loos
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Uwe Loos

Former CEO of FAG Kugelfischer AG, Schweinfurt, and DEKRA AG, Stuttgart

Roman Löw

Roman Löw

Former automotive company plant manager and managing board member, currently working as a consultant, coach and interim manager for major industrial companies

Dr. Marc Lakner
Dr.

Marc Lakner

Managing Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Kearney

Heinrich Nottbohm

Heinrich Nottbohm

Former manager of the Chemnitz Engine Plant, Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

Torsten Ratzmann

Torsten Ratzmann

CEO of egeplastinternational GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Schmidt
Dr.

Bernd C. Schmidt

Vice President Operations Strategy & CI at BU Transformers, Hitachi Energy

Prof.Dr.-Ing.Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Günther Schuh
Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirt. Ing.

Günther Schuh

Director of the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Peter Wiedemann

Peter Wiedemann

COO, RATIONAL AG

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