From Birds to Businesses – How Economies of Synchronization Boost Business Performance

White paper / Technology management /

In today's fast-paced business world, companies are constantly looking for innovative strategies to drive growth and increase efficiency - especially in the face of a volatile business environment. In this paper, the Fraunhofer IPT, in cooperation with Henkel and Leuphana University, presents a new concept: The "Economies of Synchronization". In contrast to the "Economies of Scale" approach, this concept does not only aim at increasing the quantity of production, but rather at a sustainable increase in resource efficiency. By synchronizing activities, such as coordinating team members, companies can minimize resources, maximize performance, and increase flexibility. We have developed a structured approach to help companies on their path to increased efficiency and sustainable growth.