Consortium

FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen

Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University (FIR) coordinates the overall E-Mas program and will organize one of the four courses. The FIR is a non-profit, intersectoral research and educational institution at RWTH Aachen University with about 120 staff members and is considered as one of the leading German research institutions in the field of business organization and industrial management for more than 60 years. In addition, it is concerned with the organization of corporate IT with the aim to establish the organizational basis for the digitally integrated industrial enterprise of the future. The institute accompanies, researches and teaches in close cooperation with industrial partners in the fields of Service Management, Business Transformation, Information Management and Production Management. As an internationally recognized institute and a long-term partner of the German automotive sector, FIR takes over the responsibility as the main contact for the E-Mas program.

German MTM Association

The German MTM Association (GMTMA) is another partner of the E-Mas consortium and will also contribute a course to the E-Mas program. The GMTMA, based in Hamburg, was founded in 1962 as a non-profit, scientific-technical association. GMTMA has more than 500 members of which approximately 250 member companies represent about 2.75 millions of employees in Germany. GMTMA’s special expertise is the productivity management in industry, services and administration. Hereby the main objective is to reach the optimal combination of efficiency and ergonomics in work processes. In the field of Industrial Engineering the scientific methods and tools of the GMTMA rank among the most important international standards in the automotive sector. Considering only the German automotive sector GMTMA certificates currently about 2.000 participants in their training programs annually.

WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie

The WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie (WBA) is a further course provider within the E-Mas training program. The WBA is engaged in the business areas research, industrial consultancy and training and was founded in 2010 as spin-off of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University as well as of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. Together with over 80 member companies (among others Audi, Daimler, Hirschvogel, Rathgeber) the WBA develops innovative solutions for tool and die making. By modelling the complete process chain of tool and die making new concepts and technologies can be developed and piloted in the demonstration world of the WBA on the RWTH Aachen Campus. The WBA can build on vast international experiences within the automotive sector in its field of expertise.

Lean Enterprise Institut

Another course within the E-Mas training program is offered by the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), founded in 2010. The LEI, aims at supporting and enabling companies from all sectors and their executives on their way to an optimal application of lean methods by means of seminars, business-games and individual coaching. The LEI places a special focus on the development of lean management regarding a successful change towards Industrie 4.0. In addition to open seminars and courses, the LEI offers inhouse-seminars and the joint implementation of lean projects at companies. By this the LEI has established itself as a key partner to the German automobile producers and suppliers in regard to coaching and training in the past years.

ITESM

The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) is the most important private university in Mexico and supports the implementation of this continuing education program in Mexico. Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in 1943, has more than 30 regional campuses, more than 90,000 students enrolled and is recognized as one of the best business schools in the world. The Tecnológico de Monterrey will be available as a local contact and will provide its facilities in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City (Mexico City Campus, Santa Fe Campus and State of Mexico Campus) as part of the E-Mas program. ITESM will introduce its experience to the E-Mas program and support partners to appropriately develop the continuing education program according to the needs of the Mexican market. In addition, ITESM offers excellent conditions for the successful completion of the E-Mas program through its multi-campus infrastructure in various places close to the auto industry groupings in Mexico.