Fraunhofer IAF: More efficient processes in indirect areas

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In short

The project for continuously improving indirect areas at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF resulted in a clear customer orientation and the elimination of waste.

In detail

The aim of the project was to implement a continuous improvement process (CIP) in order to systematically exploit the potential available at the institute throughout the entire value chain. Overall, the project contributes to the introduction of a continuous improvement process at Fraunhofer IAF, i.e. to reduce both waste and unnecessary additional work in indirect areas. At the same time, the targeted focus on added value and value-adding activities leads to a more customer-based approach through better adherence to project deadlines.


Statement made by the customer

»We now have end-to-end transparent project management, enabling us to see the status of each project and address issues faster.

Thanks to Fraunhofer IPA, we now have a kit containing methods which we can use on our own to adapt areas such as project controlling with our in-house CIP team.«

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Institute Director