Techconsult, a German-based analyst firm has just found that almost half of the engineering time of any manufacturing company is spent feeding systems and re-entering data. So it’s no surprise that economists are scratching their heads trying to explain why productivity is declining, despite constantly increasing investments in IT systems.
There is a concept connecting Robert Pirsig and Zuken, as wrenching on my Speed Triple and talking to customers made me understand.
If you wish to work for a Japanese company, take singing lessons. I did not and my Karaoke version of “Ace of Spades” did not overly impress our senior management.
CAT Racing, the Zuken-sponsored Formula Student race team from Germany’s University of Applied Sciences Coburg made a strong appearance both at the ZIW Germany conference where we celebrated our 40th anniversary as a company and – even more important, one week later at the race track in Varano de´ Melegari in Italy, where the team secured a clear win in their class.