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Legal notice

Steinbeis Consulting Center

Institute for Supply Chain Optimization and Digitalization

Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 12 

68165 Mannheim


is a legally dependent institution of


Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH (SBZ)

70599 Stuttgart
Adornostraße 8

Phone: +49 711 1839-5

Represented by: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ralf Lauterwasser, Dr. Michael Ortiz

USt-IdNr.: DE218899600

Register Court: Stuttgart HRB 25319


Responsible for content:

Prof. Dr. David Francas

Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 12 

68165 Mannheim


Use of this website is subject to the following conditions:



As a service provider pursuant to Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Law (TMG), SBZ is responsible for all content made available for public use in keeping with general laws and provisions. SBZ cannot be held liable for damage of a material nature or otherwise resulting from the use of this website or its contents, provided that it is not caused deliberately or is the result of gross negligence.


Website content generated by third parties is directly attributable to the named author. Any such content is thus the responsibility of the author or the party that commissioned the other to generate the content.


Pursuant to Section 7 paragraph 2 of the German TMG, SBZ is not obliged to monitor or investigate third-party information that it has subsequently communicated to others or stored. In particular this relates to the unlawful nature of third-party information.


SBZ is not responsible for the content of websites linked to via this website, directly or indirectly, and cannot therefore guarantee in any form or manner that the quality or content of the information on this website is either complete, accurate, available or up-to-date. SBZ has no influence whatsoever over the current or future design or content of pages referred to via hyperlink.




The contents and structure of this website, including all text and images, are protected by copyright. Use of website content beyond the strict limitations of copyright law is forbidden. The duplication of information or data, including especially texts, parts of texts or illustrations is forbidden unless SBZ has already consented to their use. The passing on of any content on this website to third parties for financial gain is strictly forbidden.​


Registration of website access


Every time access is gained to our server this is captured and stored by our system. The data we store relates to the date, the user IP address and the document accessed. This data may be used for subsequent statistical analysis and published in an anonymous format. By using or accessing our server, users automatically agree to this. Users not in agreement with this are entitled to stop using this website.

Statutory remarks

We are delighted at your interest in our website and hope that you find our products and services as absorbing as we do. Personal information gathered by this website will only be stored so that we can process your query, contact you at a later date with reference to your query, or forward your information to the Steinbeis network company that will deal with your request. In storing and dealing with your data, Steinbeis promises to keep all data confidential in adherence with prevailing data protection laws.

Steinbeis is not responsible for the security of data transferred to us over the Internet. To process certain requests expediently, the use of cookies is sometimes unavoidable. Only by using cookies, is it possible to click back through queries and information submitted. When you leave this website, the cookies generated will be automatically deleted from your computer.

Image licensing

Page "Home": All icons from "bar chart" (by Linector), "info icon" (by Prosymbols), "tick inside" (by Google). Image "Abstract digital background": Olena –, image "Platform E2E Risk Guru": OPTANO.

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