Pumacy Technologies AG takes part in the collaborative research project “Vertumnus – early diagnosis, measurement, evaluation, and design of change in value creation networks” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Berlin, October 7, 2010 – Pumacy Technologies AG takes part in the collaborative research project “Vertumnus – early diagnosis, measurement, evaluation, and design of change in value creation networks” which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by the Project Management Agency Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (PTKA), Production and Manufacturing Technologies division (PFT). The Vertumnus project (www.vertumnus-projekt.de) involves 11 partners from industry and science.
“The project can have a major impact on how businesses will deal with change, if we enable proactive reaction on change drivers for the entire structure of value creation networks and for any individual involved. Our main focus will be on linking drivers and enablers of change and underpinning forecasted change with tangible solutions,” states Dr. Tobias Müller-Prothmann, division manager innovation management at Pumacy Technologies AG.
Current research on organisational change focuses on individual companies exclusively. A transfer of findings and concepts to value creation networks has not yet happened. Current methods for evaluating the ability to manage organisational change (under economic aspects) are complex, time-consuming and inefficient for value creation networks. Early diagnose systems are mainly used by larger companies rather than by small and medium-sized enterprises.
The research project is divided into several sections. First, change drivers are identified, evaluated and made measurable by means of key data on organisational and value creation network level. Second, individual organisational, process and technology-based change enablers within a value creation network are identified and made available to ensure a pro-active response to emerging change drivers. Third, the evaluation of investments in organisational change helps to identify the best possible level for the ability to manage organisational change.
As a result of the project, Pumacy Technologies AG intends to develop and run network trainings and business games. A prerequisite of achieving tangible results will be the development of a software solution based on the knowledge management platform KMmaster®, a product of Pumacy company group. The software solution supports training and coordination of network partners within existing value creation networks and helps to identify and contact potential new partners and networks.
A transfer and consultancy concept ensures the application of the early diagnosis system which will be implemented by our industry partners such as BARiT Kunstharz-Belagstechnik GmbH, Brand KG, fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Marquardt GmbH, Schübel GmbH primeparts, Tech 3d Control GmbH & Co. KG., WAFIOS AG. Our research is supported by Institutes of the University of Stuttgart, the division Production and Manufacturing Technologies (PFT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, International Performance Research Institute gGmbH. The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by the Project Management Agency Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (PTKA). The authors of this publication accept responsibility for the content herein.
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