FIR logoInstitute for Industrial Management (FIR)  at Aachen University of Technology  (RWTH)  is  engaged  in  the  research  for  operations management  of  the  future.   FIR  develops  models,  methods  and concepts which are implemented in industrial and service enterprises. FIR  is  specialized  in  three  interrelated  domains  of  production management,  service  management  and  information  management.   It  operates  in  national and international networks and cooperates with different associations like the German Federal Ministry of Science  (BMB+F),  the  German  Research  Foundation  (DFG),  the  State  of  NRW  and  the  European Union. FIR has a multi-disciplinary staff of approximately 40  full-time  consultants and researchers with master degrees or equivalent who possess a unique mix of experience and skills in engineering, computer sciences and business.