Why this working group?

  • Sharing best practices on non-strategic / off-production purchases,

  • Sharing issues among peers.

Topics currently discussed: 

  • Inter-company group purchases

  • Responsible Purchasing / CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Ergonomics of workstations

Why this working group?

  • Sharing best practices / discussing problems encountered,
  • Safeguarding the health of employees,
  • Valuing the fact that industrialists in Northern Alsace take care of their employees.

Objectives ?

  • Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),
  • Improving productivity,
  • Improving the quality of life at work,
  • Reduce indirect costs: absenteeism, turnover…
  • Challenging and helping each other among network members,
  • Raise awareness on ergonomic recommendations and principles.

Testimony : Alstom and Bürstner

Inter-Company Gemba Walks

(on demand)

Starting from a business issue (e.g. improving the flow of raw materials in the company, setting up a new production line or reorganising production…), 10 to 15 people from different companies and occupying various functions (company heads, production manager, lean manager…) meet for half a day to challenge the host company with a project and/or help it to identify solutions/paths for improvement in relation to its issue.

Achievements :

November 27, 2019 : structuring and automation of material flows and kitting for the new heat pump production line (BDR THERMEA).


March 12, 2020 : optimisation of workflow and production at the manual edgebanding workstation (BÜRSTNER).