Survey based dataset on disruptions and disruption management in industrial assembly of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Published: 5 June 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nn9hztxybb.1
Johannes Wagner


The dataset is based on information that was collected in the form of a survey in 2015 and 2016 on the subject of disruptions in industrial assembly. Over 100 managers and leading experts of various companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who are responsible for the assembly or its planning department, took part in the survey. The survey includes questions about the causes, effects and handling of disruptions in the assembly. In addition to the topic of disruptions, information on company data was also collected, such as the type of assembly organization, size of the company or type of product and other details. There are different question forms in which the participants could choose and partly also formulate their own answers. The dataset was made anonymous as was promised to the survey participants at the outset of the survey. This dataset is part of the PhD thesis of Johannes Wagner at RWTH Aachen University (Dr.-Ing., passed with distinction in 2019).



Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Universitat Siegen


Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Survey, Questionnaire, Logistics, Europe, Assembly Line, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Automotive Industry, Production Planning