Rainer Silbernagel, M.Sc.

Rainer Silbernagel, M.Sc.

Area of Research:

  • Industry 4.0 in global production networks
  • Quality-driven control of production and logistics in global production networks
  • Quality-driven supply chain management
  • Incentives and business models of collaborative production networks
  • Digitalisation of the supply chain in machinery and plant engineering


General Tasks:

  • General contact for teaching topics of the group Production Systems (PRO)
  • Lecture Coordination of Global Learning Factory
  • Workshop coach Global Learning Factory Module 2 - Lean and Industry 4.0



  • BMBF ReKoNet – Data-based control of collaborative production networks enabled by secured transparency
  • BMBF FlexPLN - Research into modeling and software technology for flexible and integrated production and logistics planning in dynamic networks
  • Eureka SmartCoNet - Smart Control of Customer-Based Collaborative Manufacturing Networks with Secured Transparency
  • BMBF ProIQ - cross-process quality control loops in the production of high-precision components
  • DAT4.ZERO – The Future of Zero-Defect Manufacturing


Curriculum Vitae:

seit 12/2018 Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
10/2011 - 11/2018 Study of Industrial Engineering and Management at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
31/08/1990 Born in Kirchheimbolanden



The Role of Intangible Influencing Factors in Strategic Network Decision-Making [in press]
Steier, G. L.; Silbernagel, R.; Maier, T.; Peukert, S. K.; Lanza, G.
2022. 29th EurOMA Conference, July 1 - 6, 2022. Book of Proceedings
Successful Collaboration in Global Production Networks - fair, secured, connected
Silbernagel, R.; Stamer, F.; Sautter, B.
2022, April 1. (G. Lanza, Ed.), wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik
Erfolgreiche Kollaboration in Produktionsnetzwerken - fair, sicher, vernetzt
Silbernagel, R.; Stamer, F.
2022, March 15. (G. Lanza & C. Weinhardt, Eds.), wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik
A Maturity Model for Smart Product-Service Systems
Heinz, D.; Benz, C.; Silbernagel, R.; Molins, B.; Satzger, G.; Lanza, G.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 107, 113–118. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.04.019
A Data-Driven Approach for Option-Specific Order Freeze Points in Mass-Customized Production
Dürr, S.; Silbernagel, R.; Bartsch, H.; Steier, G. L.; Huber, M. F.; Lanza, G.
2022. Towards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems: Proceedings of the 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference (CARV2021) and the 10th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference (MCPC2021), Aalborg, Denmark, October/November 2021. Ed.: A.-L. Andersen, 620–627, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-90700-6_70
Interfirm Collaboration in Global Production Networks – Maturity Model for Managing Interfirm Relationships
Silbernagel, R.; Gese, S.; Krupa, C.; Lanza, G.
2021. 28th EurOMA Conference, July 5 - 7, 2021. Book of Proceedings
Leitfaden Antriebstechnik 4.0: Digitalisierungstrends für Produkt, Produktion und Lieferkette
Fleischer, J.; Lanza, G.; Wirth, F.; Gönnheimer, P.; Peukert, S.; May, M.; Hausmann, L.; Fraider, F.; Netzer, M.; Oexle, F.; Silbernagel, R.; Overbeck, L.
2021. VDMA Antriebstechnik
Process Quality Improvements in Global Production Networks
Silbernagel, R.; Arndt, T.; Peukert, S.; Lanza, G.
2021. Global Manufacturing Management. Management for Professionals. Ed.: T. Friedli, 167–177, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-72740-6_12
Data-Based Supply Chain Collaboration - Improving Product Quality in Global Production Networks by Sharing Information
Silbernagel, R.; Wagner, C.; Albers, A.; Trapp, T.-U.; Lanza, G.
2021. 54th CIRP CMS 2021 - Towards Digitalized Manufacturing 4.0. Ed.: D. Mourtzis, 470–475, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2021.11.079
Using smart services as a key enabler for collaboration in global production networks
Stamer, F.; Steinke, M.; Silbernagel, R.; Häfner, B.; Lanza, G.
2020. 53rd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CIRP CMS), July 1-3, 2020, online, 730–735, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2020.04.065
Kollaboration in globalen Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken : Datenbasierte Regelung kollaborativer Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke mittels geschützter Transparenz
Silbernagel, R.; Stamer, F.; Häfner, B.; Linzbach, J.; Lanza, G.
2019. ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 114 (5), 314–317. doi:10.3139/104.112085
Qualitätsregelstrategien in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken: Strategien zur datenbasierten Qualitätsregelung kollaborativer Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke
Silbernagel, R.; Wagner, R.; Haefner, B.; Lanza, G.
2019. wt Werkstattstechnik online, 109 (11-12), 802–806