Thinking ahead – getting ahead
Six years from a doctorate to managing director of DMG MORI Spare Parts GmbH – this is what the career of Dr. Christian Hoffart (36) looks like. It is also for this reason that he has taken on the role as a mentor for career starters.
Envisaging a goal and achieving it – this is what Dr. Christian Hoffart, managing director of DMG MORI Spare Parts GmbH, sees as his main task. He and his team bear great responsibility at the Geretsried site for the operation of thousands of DMG MORI machine tools worldwide. A planning and logistics challenge that faces Dr. Hoffart every day: “In the area of spare parts, we work very independently within a network with locations in Japan, China and the USA and play a major role in keeping customers satisfied in the long term.” The significance this has on the sustained success of DMG MORI motivates him every day.
On average, one DMG MORI machine is made up of 5,000 different parts. That’s why around 300,000 different spare parts are always kept in stock for 20 years. A promise that Dr. Hoffart with his team fulfills with the help of complex prognosis models, on the one hand and also through coverage: “I receive a lot of emails from Asia overnight, which I only see the next morning. This is followed by analyses of business figures and regular personal exchange of information with division managers.” But it is business trips around the world that completes the picture for him, because: “In a globally-oriented group of companies, working with people from other cultural groups is one of the most exciting experiences.”