RWTH Aachen University regularly carries out cross-industry benchmarking projects with different focal points. The benchmarking project entitled “Designing Global Production Networks” was commissioned by a consortium of renowned companies such as Weidmüller, Dräger, Miele, SMS Meer and Henkel. On behalf of the consortium, a nationwide survey took place in which 57 companies participated. By means of a questionnaire and interviews, the best six companies were selected before being visited by the consortium. Besides Hirschvogel, the other “Successful Practice Companies” are Daimler, Brose, Siemens, Grünenthal and KHS.