Companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector face particular challenges that affect the various facets of complexity management. These include the diversity of customer requirements and the resulting high variance in the portfolio, increasing cost and competitive pressure or dealing with rising ecological requirements and increasing opportunities through digitalisation and artificial intelligence. Overall, a steady increase in complexity can be observed over the last few years, which can be induced both externally and internally.
The aim of the mechanical and plant engineering focus group is to share best practice solutions and further develop methods and tools that enable manufacturing companies to avoid, reduce and manage the complexity arising from the current challenges. The industry-specific composition of the focus group enables concrete solutions to be found for the specific challenges in mechanical and plant engineering.