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Vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers have faced multiple challenges in recent years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Extremely fragile and volatile market demand forces the automotive companies to establish and manage an even more efficient and agile global supply chain network without excess inventory and/or overcapacities. Natural disasters, material shortages or cost increases, and supply risks must be detected and solved faster than the competition does. The incredible pressure from clients, competitors and political institutions regarding innovations, localization and costs will further increase.

In addition to our core services we have developed industry specific capabilities:

Advanced Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning
Organizational re-design and assignment of clear roles & responsibilities for the monthly SI&OP process, alignment between the corporate planning processes from investment planning via demand and capacity planning, ramp-up and end-of-life planning, supply planning and production planning

System Landscape Optimization
TCO optimization approach – from IT strategy and IT project portfolio management to global process harmonization, SAP system consolidation and master data harmonization

SAP Automotive Best Practice Implementation/Rollouts
Supply chain design and scenario analysis of multi-modal, global sourcing, production and transportation networks under consideration of total landed costs. Simulation of optimized sourcing strategies, material flows, dedicated inventory hubs and cross docks, asset utilization and total supp

Shop-Floor IT Optimization
Designing and implementing a best-in-class MES – ERP process and IT integration, establishing better shop-floor control, process locking and tracking & tracing. Providing a basis for an sustainable OEE and FTT optimization and ongoing continuous performance (asset) improvement program

Supply Chain Network Optimization
Supply chain design and scenario analysis of multi-modal, global sourcing, production and transportation networks under consideration of total landed costs. Simulation of optimized sourcing strategies, material flows, dedicated inventory hubs and cross docks, asset utilization and total supply chain costs

Supply Chain Risk Management
Implementing an SCRM framework, ongoing supply chain performance and risk assessment, fast detection of supply, quality, delivery and insolvency risks within the global supplier network. Increasing transparency and proactive reaction time to avoid expedited freight costs or in worst case line stop charges

Lean Enterprise Transformation
Conceptual design and implementation of second-wave lean programs throughout the entire value chain. Moving away from functional silo-orientation and towards cross-functional value stream and customer orientation. Change program and enablement of lean principles and methods across the entire company. Focus on lean leadership and cross-functional collaboration.

Contact Us for more information on how we can help and to discuss the challenges you face today.