INNOVATION FROM THE SHOP FLOOR
At the Regensburg location, BMW supports its employees in assembly with a range of industry 4.0 solutions, such as collaborative robots, wearables and smart maintenance solutions. What’s special: The employees themselves provide the ideas for the digital helpers. In the “Innolab” they are developed together with them and then shared with other departments and locations – creating a unique open innovation network.
Time and again, we see that industry 4.0 projects are technologically advanced, but not sufficiently anchored in the overall organization. This can be because appropriate initiatives ignore the actual needs of employees on the shop floor, or because knowledge in the specialist areas is being passed on instead of being used across companies.