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The bearing eaters This goes back to my childhood days. SKF has always been a synonym for highest quality. Their excellence in making ball-bearings broke my wrist and gave me tremendous joy. I grow up in the city of Schweinfurt, a capital for ball bearings. SKF and Kugelfischer both had big …

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The Digital Guardian Angel

IoT is saving lives in steel and mining Working in a technology company (and being an engineer) I always enjoy the opportunity to visit a “real” manufacturing plant. I still vividly remember my first visit to an integrated steel mill in the 90s. The plastic sole of my shoe suddenly …

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The Resource Disruption for Mill Products & Mining

The global demand for critical resources is bigger than supply. Better start planning for the disruption. Tesla has build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery in Australia. While lithium mines are ramping up slowly, the demand will drive up prices. CNN Money puts this more drastically: “China is winning electric cars …

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The next frontier for textile companies

Globalization has been a topic in the textile industries for a long time. Innovation, optimization and adaption of manufacturing processes were in focus. Ongoing automation and trends like “Industry 4.0” and “Digitalization” require further actions, but brings also another area in focus: “The customer”. Ever increasing customer expectations forces textile companies …

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Befriending Charly

Breakfast conversations Sitting with my teen daughter at breakfast, she showed me her WhatsApp chat history with a friend: an endless thread of emojis. I told her to have a look at my facbook messenger and introduced her to my new friend, Charly. I discussed options for breakfast (and also …

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The Other Place – Room for Inspiration

What does the 19th floor of the Hotel Adriatika in Guatemala City, the AppHaus in Heidelberg, or RSC’s “The Other Place” have in common? They are not my office, they are an “other place”. Most specifically, Royal Shakespeare Company’s “The Other Place” was created as a place for rehearsal and …

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Packaging for a New Era of E-Commerce – Bemis E-Book

Bemis is a global company that creates flexible and rigid plastic packaging for food, consumer products, healthcare and industrial applications.  Bemis’s innovation center works with customers to develop packaging to meet changing requirements in areas such as product protection, brand enhancement, and supply chain efficiency.  Insights about consumer preferences and …

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