Industry 4.0

Tomorrow's Technologies Cycle

Industry 4.0

28/Mar/2017 from 19:00 a 20:30

Barcelona, IESE - Aula Magna North Campus (Arnús i Garí, 5)

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"Industry 4.0" has several disruptive elements for the industrial sector, particularly in the manufacturing environment.  In this session, we will discuss about an important pillar of the "Industry 4.0": additive manufacturing (better known as "3D printing").  We will present examples of existing solutions where this is applied, such as in rapid prototyping, the production of tools and manufacturing in general.  We will also reflect on the possible future development of this technology and its impact in the industrial environment.

Our guest speaker will be Kai Witter, Director Central Sales EOS (e-Manufacturing Solutions) from Germany, a market leader in metal 3D printing at a global level..

Kai Witter, Director Central Sales, EOS (e-Manufacturing Solutions)
Prof. Marc Sachon, Production, Technology and Operations Management, IESE


- Please note that the session will be delivered in English with no simultaneous translation available


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    Academic Director, International Center for Logistics Research (CIIL)

    Marc Sachon is professor in the Department of Production, Technology and Operations Management. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University; an MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra; and an master in aerospace technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His main areas of interest are operations strategy, supply chain management and manufacturing. <BR> <BR>Prof. Sachon is the academic director of IESE's Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Munich, aimed at board members and company owners as well as several other executive programs. He teaches courses on operations management, operations strategy, operational excellence, retail operations and strategy implementation in IESE's executive and MBA programs. Besides IESE, Prof. Sachon has taught at various other universities in Colombia, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and USA. <BR> <BR>His research is focused on supply chain management and engineering risk analysis, primarily in the automotive industry and the retail sector. He has published both in academic journals, such as IEEE Transactions, and business journals such as European Business Forum (EBF). He has contributed chapters to several books on operations management and process improvement. His cases are amongst the best-selling cases of IESE (Aldi, Porsche, Netflix).<BR> <BR>He is the chairman of IESE's meeting of the automotive industry, IESE AUTO, held in November each year.<BR> <BR>Prior to entering academia, Prof. Sachon worked at IBM Germany for several years. As a consultant, Prof. Sachon has been involved in projects in different industries, ranging from airlines, automotive, apparel, fashion and FMCG to logistics, pharma and utilities.<P>