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40 years experience in solving complex process challenges with given technology, and resources. Passionate promoter, and implementor of lean thinking, system dynamics, abundance, opera, and ballet.
Providing professional advice on improving, and designing business processes in various environments (automotive, service, rail logistics, crisis management).
Being a strategic technology advisor, moving from a laser-focused view to a broad-angled space view making sense of weak signals that impact your business area.
Official XPRIZE Vanguard promoting, and supporting the most recently announced XPRIZE Global Learning Prize, http://learning.xprize.org
To follow the global conversation (especially on Twitter): http://eventifier.com/event/LearningPrize/
Digital communication & marketing agency helping customers to bring full value of fast communication tools. Especially focused on accelerating the conversation and knowledge flow at tech conferences.
Accredited member of the press - spreading the word about hight tech, emerging technologies such as plastic electronics via the Web - established first Twitter activity around SEMICON Europa.
Cross-connecting the field of semiconductors with adjacent and not so obvious business fields, also reaching out via various social media channels globally using my personal multi-disciplinary networks.
Actively facilitate the outreach of the Amplify Festival 2011 beyond Australia in European areas and a wide range of communities in which I am embodied. Intention is to co-create a better future together based on understanding of emerging technologies and its implications on human behavior, especially in the business context.
Business Strategy Consultant within the field of Lean Management, and System Dynamics, enabling clients to perceive, understand, and act upon current, and uprising challenges with the resources at hand.
General organizing staff, and Twitter journalist at 2nd World Culture Forum, http://twitter.com/wcf2009
Created and developed business and logistics processes around the production processes in order to achieve given production, quality and time goals in close cooperation with other departments involved. Closely worked in the intersecting fields of production control, vehicle distribution, and internal logistics.
Teaching new IT systems, and implementation into existing work processes has been also largely part of the duty. Plantwide keyuser for several production-related & logistics IT systems.
Established the current vehicle distribution processes at BMW Plant Leipzig.
Integrated and monitored a third-party logistics provider doing the operational vehicle distribution.
Analyzed and optimized business processes in close cooperation with logistics provider and other relevant departments.
Directed and coached a team of 14 team members in order to give active help to persons concerned by the flooding of the river Elbe in Dresden, Germany, 2002.
Initiated new fields within the scope of the general help efforts (e.g. integration of Palm handhelds to ease communication in the field)
Negotiated actively with companies, city councils and helpers to obtain help
Co-ordinated and consulted as an IT-Coordinator departments concerning the software development in order to achieve a lean company-wide software system environment.
Worked as a quality manager for the roll-out of the container-tracking system CESAR (http://www.cesar-online.com) to lead customers.
Analyzed internal business and logistics processes and initiated improvements.
Coordinated the computer system installation at the intermodal (rail-road) terminal at BASF Ludwigshafen/Rhein.
Coverage of the 2nd IEEE Time Technology Machine #IEEETTM that took place in Dresden, heart of what is Europe's most thriving, diverse, and high technology region.
Promotor, blogger, and connector in favor for Semperoper Dresden, its performances, and singers, dancers.
In October 2011 I initiated the http://twitter.com/SemperoperDD to build up strong connections with audiences around the globe.
Since autumn 2010 writing reviews on opera, and ballet performances at Semperoper - http://leanthinkers.blogspot.de/search/label/SemperOper
In order to visualize the "real" flow of produced automobiles in the production line an automatic algorithm to distinguish cars with only planned actions (like analyzing, testing, and such) and others where certain issues were surfaced, and made it necessary for rework, extra analysis or such.
This is then used to dig deeper into possible root causes that caused the delay.
The project was covered, and supported by several colleagues from different departments on the shop floor, and supporting departments.
Due to rising interest of national, and international help I convinced the headquarter of German Railway (Deutsche Bahn AG) to support train rides for helpers who wanted to come to Dresden in order to help, this happened in close co-operation with the City of Dresden.
More background on what is the driving force, and intent:
A monthly meeting (1st Monday of the month) of people passionately dedicated to shape the future of Dresden in a positive way.
Next OpenCoffeeClubDresden: Monday, 3rd December, 2012, 6pm-8pm (http://facebook.com/OpenCoffeeClubDresden for Details)
3D opportunity: The course on additive manufacturing for business leaders
Aimed at a general business audience, the course provides an overview of a wide range of additive manufacturing technologies and offers a framework to help learners understand the business implications of additive manufacturing.
Started a Masters Degree in System Dynamics at WPI in Fall 2008.
- Production Management
- Project and Innovation Management
- Information Management Systems
- Strategic Management and Organization
- International Economics Relationships
- Business Financing
System Dynamics Society (http://www.systemdynamics.org) German Chapter of the System Dynamics Society (http://www.systemdynamics.de), PI Community, SoL, MIT Sloan Executive Lean Enterprise Institute (http://www.lean.org) XING (Business network; http://www.xing.com, LeanBlog SoL Society for Organizational Learning (http://www.solonline.org)
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