When it comes to complex data, Warncke knows his stuff. In 1991, the now 54-year-old mechanical engineer started working for the former Volkswagen subsidiary, Gedas, as an application consultant and later as a software developer. In 2010, Uckermark-born Warncke became a project manager at Volkswagen. His project: a logistical parts system called “ProLog” with the data for the models that are planned for production and their part numbers. It shows which parts are installed and how long supplies on the production line and in the warehouse will last, and predicts bottlenecks for models by Volkswagen, Audi and Seat in various plants worldwide. That is quite an undertaking. Thousands of cars are produced at the production locations every day. Today, the average car consists of around 4,000 individuals parts, which are assembled on the production line. Logistically, this constitutes a huge amount of data – almost unimaginable.