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Short Introduction of Alina Grube - Master's student at IMIG Germany

My name is Alina Grube and I have been working as a Master's student for the introduction of process mining at IMIG Industry Consult GmbH since October 2020.

As a typical northerner, I began my professional career with an apprenticeship as a shipping clerk at a large Hamburg shipping company. Learning theory and practice in close combination and building up my initial skills and knowledge, I liked that! I spent 2 ½ years learning as much as possible about the commercial operation of a shipping company before deciding in early 2014 to study transport management and logistics.

Through various practical assignments in my Bachelor's degree, I was able to gain my first practical experience in the area of lean and shop floor management. For example, I was able to support a leading German MRO provider in the aviation sector with the implementation of the improvement kata and to support internal lean workshops. In terms of lean management, I am enthusiastic about challenging myself, never accepting the standard asset and always looking for possible improvements. I see shop floor rounds as an elementary component of the internal communication strategy in companies: they create a lot of transparency through short meetings, exchange information and facilitate quick decisions: in my opinion, they are not only effective but also efficient.

Gaining practical experience in different areas and industries were and still is very important to me. During my Master's degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management, I decided to work as a student trainee in Supply Chain Controlling at a large German trading company. With responsibility for inventory controlling and support for the development of new strategic reporting, I was able to acquire in-depth knowledge of business intelligence during this time. These skills then led me to the in-house lean consultancy of a leading automobile manufacturer and my first contact with process mining. In my opinion, process mining supports the lean idea of waste-free value creation and is a strong driver for continuous improvement processes. IMIG sees things similarly, so we have been working together on the introduction of process mining since October. Among other things, I benefit from my colleagues' many years of specialist knowledge and they benefit from the new perspectives that process mining shows and affords us.


Alina Grube
Master´s student I IMIG Germany

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