Process Analysis  & Process Integration

Industry clients expect individual solutions, customers of consumer products frequently wish for personalized goods. In short, both B2B and B2C require individualized production processes. At the same time, the resulting large number of variants has to remain manageable, both technically and with respect to cost.

We analyze business processes and manufacturing processes alike. We help you describe your process steps to maintain consistent process quality. Our focus is on vertical integration – from production to the ERP level – as well as on horizontal integration – from the supplier to the customer. We have expertise in matters such as traceablitiy, product classification, procurement and maintenance. Likewise, we provide classic project coordination in the expansion of production, automation, process and product design, and integration of digital operations.

We have comprehensive expertise in standardization, quality management, and requirements engineering. We also cooperate closely with all relevant industry councils and associations.

 

Data Engineering & Data Quality

Master data form the basis for virtually all corporate business processes and manufacturing procedures.

The classification of all objects – raw and half-wrought materials, products, and spare parts –, the use of plant identification codes, and clearly defined attributes are necessary requirements for efficient procurement, construction, warehouse management, manufacturing, and maintenance. They are also required when identifying the correct customs tariff number. High data quality is a must and will pay off by reducing cost and increasing overall efficiency.

We support your business by developing concepts for data and process quality – based on ISO 8000 and other industry standards – and providing assistance during implemenation.

Standards & Documentation

Efficient production is always based on industry standards – for parts, manufacturing processes, or quality and environmental compliance. Industry standards in their published form are frequently difficult to apply to real-life business; as a consequence, they are commonly transferred into corporate standards that form the basis for the actual work in the company. Internal documents need to follow a consistent nomenclature but must also fulfill legal requirements. Hence, companies rely on sophisticated document and standards management systems and procedures that allow them to make use of information and records – for collaboration, re-use, international communication, compliance with retention periods, or submission during audits and certification processes.

Technical Compliance & Regulation

The manufacturer of a product is legally obliged to ensure that it can be safely used. For this purpose, the manufacturer must certify conformity with EU laws and EU regulations and identify, assess and, if possible, eliminate the risks associated with the product. Industry standards provide the basis for risk assessment and risk reduction, both in design and in the preparation of user information and safety instructions. Management systems help define and document the tasks and obligations of an organization, thus ensuring technical compliance.

Business Development

Operational projects such as process optimization or the introduction of standardized data are always embedded in a strategic context but also require involving staff and team members. We know about this interrelation and therefore offer consulting services for themes that have immediate impact on your enterprise, such as business and market development, product and innovation management, and changes to the work environment in the age of the industrial internet.

We analyze new and existing markets, develop strategies to validate new business opportunities, and establish contacts in new customer segments.

Technology & Innovation

Businesses make money by selling products while facing competition intensified by global trends such as digital transformation. Companies must therefore monitor and evaluate trends in product and manufacturing technology before deriving strategies for portfolio management, innovation management, and dealing with complex process structures. The success of technical innovations depends on the fulfillment of market needs, but also on the development of an appropriate business model and the allocation of resources.