Allow yourself to be convinced! SFM Systems combines competencies and years of experience in the areas of #leanproduction, #industry4.0 and #industrialIoT software systems. We customise the digital shop floor management to your needs and implement it at your site - professional and fast. Furthermore, we consult you on technical and organisational questions.

Executive Board

Christian Hertle

Dr.-Ing. Christian Hertle

Co-Founder and CEO Business Development

... is being funded by the Hessen Ideen Stipendium to build up the startup since April 2018. During his time as research assistant at the Institute for production management, technology and machine tools (PTW) at the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt from 2012 to 2018 he researched on shop floor management systems, consulted companies on the design and implementation of such and developed the Darmst├Ądter Shopfloor Management-Modell. As the group leader of the process learning factory CiP with about 15 team members he acquiered experience in leadership and budget planning. At the end of 2017 he finished his PhD thesis on shop floor management.

Jens Hambach

Jens Hambach

Co-Founder and CEO Product Development

... is a research assistant at the PTW since 2013 and since 2018 group leader for the process learning factory CiP. During this time he consulted a series of companies on their way to lean management and he does his research on the digital continuous improvement process. He is consultant and trainner at the Mittelstand 4.0 competency center Darmstadt, supporting German SMEs on their journey to digitalising their production. Furthermore, he has comprehensive experience with programming and configuration of web based solutions with Ruby on Rails or Python.

Advisory Board

Siegfried Wagner

Siegfried Wagner

Co-Founder and Advisor

... is CEO and owner of in-integrierte informationssysteme GmbH with more than 30 years experience in development and sales of industry software. The company with about 30 employees offers innovative software for the discrete production and process industry. Their self developed industrial-IoT platform sphinx open online offers online integration and visualisation of data to support management and improve processes.

Joachim Metternich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Metternich


... is head of the PTW institute and leads the research activities on production management, lean production and industry 4.0. He supports the startup with his comprehensive experience on these topics as well as his years of industry experience with Trumpf, Bosch and Knorr-Bremse.