Maximizing Asset Use and Maintaining Europe’s Competitive Edge with KATEK Group’s Dr. Marc Achhammer

This eye-opening discussion with KATEK Group’s COO & CHRO, Dr. Marc Achhammer, was filmed on location at Productronica 2023. We discuss the EMS industry’s need to maximize asset use and entice fresh blood into the industry. You’ll get a fresh perspective on automation’s dual benefits – from its crucial role in enhancing capacity in a tight labor market, to its crucial contribution to maintaining Europe’s competitive edge.

As we explore 2024, we engage with Marc on whether it could be a year of efficiency instead of the high growth we associate with recent years. We pick Marc’s brain on the pressing need for improved operational efficiency and smarter use of human and capital assets amidst a potential recession. We also explore the tricky terrain of inventory management, the bullwhip effect, and the challenges faces in managing inventory amidst rapid growth.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young ( and Adaptable Automation Specialist (

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