The automotive industry has undergone major changes in recent years and is facing a dynamic decade with high disruptive potential. New companies from various digital sectors are emerging and threatening the traditional value chain.
In order to make the best possible use of the market opportunities’ which keep emerging within the sector, companies are required to be innovative, flexible and build and develop new capabilities within their field.
Our customer base includes manufacturers from all areas from passenger cars to manufacturers of commercial vehicles.
Car manufactures are currently working within an ever-changing climate with customer behaviours and requirements, companies need to focus on innovation to be successful within the market. Technological advancement within the field will ever strengthen their marketshare through developments into the fields of autonomous driving and the developments of electric vehicles. Our consultants have the necessary experience and competence in the fields of automotive engineering, and digitalisation. We can therefore support our customers not only with the classic basis of consulting, but also with the development of new, digitally based business areas, whilst keeping a keen eye on ensuring future proof technologies are developed with their environmental impacts at the forefront.
Corporate strategies have to be specific to each area of the supply chain from the raw materials, through to the end processers, to ensure cost reduction strategies can be applied where possible to create a value chain over a cost driven supply chain.
We have the expertise to advise on all aspects of the automotive supply chain - from the supplier of mechanical, electrical and electronic components to the material or machine supplier.
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
Successful companies within this field are characterised by solid scientific and commercial competence and operational stability. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies must invest heavily in research to meet the ever-changing health requirements.
People's awareness of the healthcare, pharmaceutical and energy industries has never been greater than it is today. Demographic change makes it clear that our society is getting older and older. As a result, the healthcare system will be under increasing strain in the future.
For this reason, fundamental questions must be asked about the positioning of the health care system. For example, how can the profitability of health-promoting institutions be ensured without risking a loss of quality in care? Future-oriented processes and the presentation of a lean organisation are further topics that need to be drilled down to ensure sustainability, we accompany the implementation process from the very beginning.
Chemicals & Energy
The chemical and energy industry today has to manage the balancing act between traditional industry and the ecological challenges of the future to ensure its own ability to survive.
Topics such as the environment, sustainability or drug research are in the media spotlight. No company today can shirk its responsibility and must take new, dynamic and sustainable paths. The industry currently has to build a bridge between the current and future financial viability of clean products.
New business areas such as renewable energies and their transport and storage will keep research and development businesses busy in the long term. Companies will inevitably have to deal with how they can finance these newly designed resources.
In the two industrial sectors of chemicals and energy, the main focus is on long-term, international project management. We underpin this project management with concrete milestones to enable sustainable, transparent financing.
Consumer goods have a huge impact on people's lives - regardless of whether they are consumer or industrial goods. It doesn't matter whether these goods have to be finished or processed further. They are part of an economic process to which all industries are bound.
To ensure the sustainable success of the process chain, questions regarding future production sites, the type of production, the attractiveness of the products, the pricing and their marketing must be clarified.
In addition, organizations must be set up in a stable manner, processes must be made lean and flexible and the necessary technical support must be guaranteed.
Trade & Service Provider
The retail trade and service providers are in a difficult economic period. As market requirements are constantly changing, processes must be designed flexibly - for example, in the form of a digitalized landscape that can react quickly to market volatility.
A transparent customer database gives retailers the opportunity to meet preferred customer wishes at an early stage and design products accordingly with ensuring they meet to GDPR regulations. Close communication with the supply chain enables retailers to meet customer requirements more quickly in the form of data mining. This gives you a market advantage even in the event of disruptive behaviour by competitors.
Raw material extraction & refinement
Raw material extraction and refinement are the first steps within the value chain. Since these resources are finite in their natural availability, it is all the more important to develop them in a resource-saving and efficient manner.
Raw material extraction and refinement and the ecological economy are by no means contradictory here: raw materials, plant technology and processes must be optimally used and continuously improved. The topic of innovation plays an essential role here. Innovations are being pushed ever more strongly - especially when consumption habits are declining.
The availability of raw materials requires adequate pricing. This also includes ecological risk management for raw materials and the optimization of operations.
Transport & Logistics
Logistics processes are crucial to ensure that the value-added chain is successful throughout. To design them optimally is essential to ensure customer satisfaction and to keep prices moderate in relation to the market. Logistics costs average 15 to 25 percent - depending on the means of transport and the transport distance. It is therefore essential to adapt the transport and logistics structure optimally to the respective company in which is being supplied.
Logistics is an overarching function that supports the basic operational functions of procurement, production and sales. In an integrated value chain, logistics is divided into external and internal logistics. In both cases, planning and control of the material flow is of fundamental importance. This logistical process is accompanied by the flow of information, which should be fully mapped systemically and effectively communicated with all involved parties.