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Our range of services

From strategy through to implementation, our approach to consultancy focuses on the topics that offer our customers real added value. We offer consulting for every stage of the value chain and will support you from your initial idea right through to start of production. Our consultants with long-standing experience in the international projects business will always be on hand to assist you. Our focus is on the automotive, industrial and transportation sectors in particular.

We will support you throughout the value chain as you implement your projects; we are there from development through to the start-up of entire factories. By considering both external and internal influencing factors, we continually analyze and assess the whole project and its individual stages from start to finish.
 We pave the way for your project and develop both strategies for unlocking the potential of digital production as well as manufacturing processes and sequences.

We always keep the bigger picture in mind: we take into account increasing globalization, digitalization and megatrends so that our customers can always respond to the here and now.
Thanks to our many years of experience in the international project business, we know what matters and how to boost our customers’ success.

Management

  • Development of strategic routes for creating innovative production concepts
  • Having a networked view of products and production cycles is a core component in optimizing your manufacturing processes for the long term
  • Assessment of the extent to which your company is flexible, modifiable and digitally prepared on the basis of your existing technologies, processes and structures
  • Recording of all important interfaces
  • Analysis of competitive situations and establishment of market potentials and drivers of growth as well as technological standards in production systems
  • Identify technology and production system requirements based on internal requirements, capabilities and business environment
  • Determine the current status quo
  • Definition of competitive priorities and strategic success factors & formulation of production visions and roadmaps
  • Development of the strategy, a definition of solution space, a problem description and clear KPI set
  • Determine drivers for flexibility requirements within your organization
  • Assess existing technology and structure for flexibility and changeability and identify potentials for process optimization and adaptability
  • Development of tailor-made digitalization roadmaps & strategies  according to the dimensions of availability, system performance and quality
  • Enabling of organizations for agile digitalization implementation
  • There is great potential to increase efficiency throughout the value chain.
  • We carry out comprehensive studies and analyses along our customers’ value chains to identify potential areas to reduce costs and increase efficiency so that their supply chains are strategically geared toward an objective.
  • Alignment and global benchmarking of production competitiveness Streamlining of processes and manufacturing locations
  • Development of concepts for specific technological cases under consideration of product, process and location factors
  • Scouting and benchmarking of technology variants, feasibility and potential analysis

Plant level

  • Development of manufacturing concepts for greenfields and brownfields and alignment of global manufacturing structures and processes in correlation to best-cost country sourcing and optimum technology usage for maximized efficiency
  • Process analysis considering product, process, logistics, equipment and operator
  • Set-up of performance KPI target picture
  • Identification of process potentials and optimization roadmaps and change monitoring
  • With our integrated shop floor assessment approach we are optimizing production and assembly processes and set-up lean organizations
  • Location analysis for greenfield and brownfield projects regarding finance location, logistical and infrastructure interfaces
  • Assess impacts on existing facilities due to technology integration, relocation, expansion or shutdown
  • Process analysis considering product, process, logistics, equipment and operator
  • Set-up of performance KPI target picture and identification of process potentials
  • Optimization of roadmaps and change monitoring
  • Determine drivers for flexibility requirements within your organization
  • Assess existing technology and structure for flexibility and changeability and identify potentials for process optimization and adaptability

Planning level

  • Development and definition of manufacturing process and technologies based on strong collaboration with the product development departments
  • Development of concepts for specific digital use case applications on the shop floor
  • Determination of potential invest and customer benefits and execution of feasibility studies and RFQ definition
  • Creation of concepts for implementation of MES systems and establishment of vertical consistency
  • Analysis of necessary functionalities and benchmarking of common available MES systems
  • Define and formulate RFQs for external vendors
  • Design flexible and changeable production concepts
  • Align process, technology and interfaces to achieve sustainable efficiency

Operations level

  • Project management for brownfields and greenfields and of integration projects. Coordination of different internal and external parties
  • Communication and streamlining of activities in projects with many different parties
  • Project management implementation
  • Setting up efficient project management processes, tasks and KPIs for maximized project success