November 23, 2021

Artificial Intelligence

A free webinar on how and why AI is setting the stage for next generation service and maintenance
November 10, 2021

Doing successful service in China

A free webinar with Shanghai-based speakers from Heidelberg, KSB, and Deloitte China
June 15, 16 and 22, 2021

Service Leaders Summit Days 2021

Live virtual event with speakers from Barco, CLAAS, Doppelmayr, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, KraussMaffei, Linde, Manitou, Philips, Porsche, RATIONAL, Schindler, TK Elevator, TRUMPF, and Wärtsilä
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We bring together senior service managers from Original Equipment Manufacturers for an exchange of views on excellent service and to learn from each other — regardless of which industry they are in

Your Service Leaders Network

ISLA is an international network of professionals dedicated to Customer Service, After Sales Management, and Service Logistics. We provide the best forum for the exchange of experience and knowlegde among aftermarket service, customer support and spare parts logistics executives.
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Schindler joins ISLA

With Schindler, one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators, and moving walks, as well as maintenance and modernization services has joined ISLA in July 2021. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the globe, including office buildings, airports, shopping centers/retail establishments and specialty buildings. Headquartered in Ebikon, Switzerland, the Group has over 1000 branch offices in more than 100 countries.

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New ISLA Member

We are pleased to announce that WEINIG has joined ISLA. The WEINIG Group with its two divisions is the world’s largest manufacturer of machines and systems for solid wood processing and has a considerable position in panel processing as well. The group’s range of products covers the complete process chain from the raw material to the end product. WEINIG’s global service network is more densely spread than any other in the sector. The company is headquartered in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany.

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War for Service Technicians

For manufacturers in the machinery and other industries, it is increasingly difficult to find qualified service technicians. What is the reason for this situation and what can companies do to get out it? ISLA’s Advisory Board Member Oliver Bendig, who is a Partner at Monitor Deloitte, discusses these questions in the German journal “Produktion” and shows how to make a company more attractive for field service talents.

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New ISLA Member

We are delighted to welcome Burckhardt Compression as a new ISLA member. The Swiss company is the worldwide market leader for reciprocating compressor systems and the only manufacturer and service provider that covers a full range of reciprocating compressor technologies and services. Its customized systems are used in the gas gathering and processing, gas transport and storage, refinery, chemical, petrochemical as well as in the industrial gas and hydrogen mobility and energy sectors.

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Pay-per-Part Model

A new “pay-per-part model” jointly developed by TRUMPF and Munich Re enables customers to use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment. Instead, customers pay a previously agreed price for each cut sheet metal part — in other words, they only pay for what they need. This allows customers to make their production processes more flexible and react faster to market changes.

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An interview with Oliver Bendig

Aftersales Service is becoming more and more important for Original Equipment Manufacturers in the Machinery industry. ISLA’s Advisory Board Member Oliver Bendig who is Partner and Lead Customer Service & Aftersales EMEA at Monitor Deloitte explains in his interview with the German journal “Produktion” why service makes all the difference and what the industry can learn from Netflix.

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New ISLA Member

We are delighted to welcome KraussMaffei Technologies as a new member. KraussMaffei is among the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery and systems for the production and processing of plastics and rubber. The company employs around 5500 people all over the world. With more than 30 subsidiaries and over 10 production plants, as well as about 570 commercial and service partners, it is represented internationally close to its customers. Headquarter has been in Munich since 1838.

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Resilient Spare Parts Management

Spare parts are the engine in the aftermarket. In the interest of their customers manufacturers have to make sure that it does not sputter. However, the complexity of today’s supply chains is susceptible to disruptions caused by events like cyber attacks, economic sanctions, trade wars, or crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic. Monitor Deloitte published a white paper with principles and methodologies, best-practices and learnings that can help design more solid spare parts supply chains.

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New ISLA Member

We are delighted to welcome Alfen as a new member of ISLA. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Alfen is the industry leader in energy distribution. With transformer substations, energy storage systems, charging stations for electric vehicles and a large portfolio of other products, it takes on a central role in the electricity grid. Alfen offers a wide range of services around its products and solutions, and has an extensive service and maintenance organization.

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Remote Service during lockdown

During a countrywide lockdown caused by Covid-19, all non-essential operations and local movements were suspended in India in April. The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), one of the largest milk co-operatives in India, was faced with a surplus of thousands of liters of fresh milk. The challenge was overcome as a result of the outstanding cooperation between KMF and GEA, which is a member of ISLA. Through GEA’s Remote Service, the milk could be processed into milk powder.

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Overcoming Covid-19 travel restrictions

The technology group Wärtsilä, a member of ISLA, introduces its Assured Operations remote support service for Wärtsilä 4-stroke and 2-stroke engine customers. With global travel restricted because of the Covid-19 pandemic, access to normal field-service expertise is limited. Wärtsilä Assured Operations overcomes this dilemma by enabling technical experts to assess and resolve operational issues via remote connection between the vessel and Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres.

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Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering at ISLA’s member KSB makes it possible to quickly reproduce spare parts that are hard to find or no longer available. Whether the part to be replaced is a turned part, a casting, a milled or welded component: thanks to reverse engineering the reproduction of valves, pumps and other rotating equipment is straightforward – regardless of the make. All one has to do is provide the exact dimensions or a sample of the part to be replaced.

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Aftermarkets Services

While the current Covid-19 crisis does represent a very specific external shock and no structural problem, one thing is for certain: Service champions will perform significantly better in the economic downturn. Deloitte conducted a series of global interviews with ISLA members and other manufacturing leaders. Based on the findings, there are several insights that manufacturers can take into consideration when defining and executing their own aftermarket service strategy.

Virtual Trade Show

When the 2020 Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf was postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Swiss company Bühler which is a corporate member of ISLA transformed its physical program into a fully digital digital experience in just in six weeks. Over three days, more than 12,000 people from 132 countries visited the Bühler Virtual World. Due to that positive response and over-subscription of virtual meetings, Bühler kept the digital platform open for all of May.

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Service Technicians

As today’s workforce ages, companies are finding it harder and harder to recruit service technicians. At the same time, these jobs are becoming more demanding, now often including tasks like data analytics, product advice, and sales. Monitor Deloitte has developed a set of strategies to win the battle for service technicians.

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Virtual Marketplace

Tetra Pak launched the first virtual market for food & beverage manufacturers. The marketplace will initially host more than 300,000 spare parts and consumables from Tetra Pak, adding an additional 200,000 products for maintenance, repair and operations from vetted sellers, providing customers with access to a large variety of products.

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High-bay Spare Parts Warehouse

ISLA’s corporate member CLAAS, a world leading manufacturer of combine harvesters, forage harvesters and large 4x4 tractors has opened the extension to its central Parts Logistics Centre in Hamm. After a planning and construction period lasting over two years the new high-bay warehouse has now been commissioned according to schedule.

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This is ISLA

Dedicated to Customer Service, After Sales Management, and Service Logistics. Providing the opportunity for learning, exchanging and networking.
Informative presentations given by experienced speakers from globally operative OEMs running service and spare-parts intensive businesses.
Networking and sharing in an atmosphere of mutual trust. Because even the most experienced and talented leaders can learn from one another.
Bringing together professionals from OEMs in various industries. All of them striving for service excellence along the entire product life-cycle.


Philippe Chevalet
Global Head Field Services Supply Chain at Schneider Electric commenting the
Excellent exposure to advanced practices
Peter Rudzio
Managing Director Service and Parts at CLAAS commenting the
Even if at the first glance you might think that the other industries are completely different from yours, there is always something in there you can transfer and take away for your own business.
Julien Laran
Head of Supply Chain & Operations, BU Services at BOBST commenting the
Very useful. Refreshing!
Christhard Bongers
Head of Logistics Aftersales at MAN Energy Solutions commenting the
There is not much room for improvement. Very well organized! I highly appreciate the logistics focus rather than service management.
Frank van Schijndel
Manager Global Spare Parts at Vanderlande commenting the
I came across ISLA when I was looking for an organization that could me help out with understanding services and spare parts logistics a bit better. I am very happy with the organization as such.
David Calviere
Head of Methods & Tools for Logistics and MRO at Airbus Helicopters commenting the
Very interesting topics and OEM community
Dr. Marco Husmann
Division Head Digital & Technical Services at DMG MORI commenting the
Very well prepared and explained. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Arnaud Zuber
Head of Supply Chain Service Parts at BOBST commenting the
Good exchange platform. Top venues and organization!
Hans-Werner Albrecht
Managing Director Technical Services at RATIONAL commenting the
Very good speakers and presentations. Great networking opportunity.
Raphael Rambeau
Director Supply Chain Management Group After Sales / Group Procurement at Kverneland Group commenting the
Good occasion to keep the finger on the pulse of the industry, and meet peers
Paul Antor
Vice President Product Support at KION North America commenting the
Outstanding day. Thanks.
Michael Windler
Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Lifecycle Operations at Heidelberg commenting the
Very good to focus on OEM speakers and exchange among OEM companies
Jeff Marmarelli
General Manager Spare Parts North America at SMS Group commenting the
It was very interesting. I am glad I attended.
Dr. Dirk Kollmar
Vice President Service Operations at KSB SupremeServ commenting the
Many fruitful inspirations!
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