Our Expertise
plots the course
for your success.

THINKING AHEAD. OPTIMIZING. IMPLEMENTING.

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MARKET & COMPETITORS

Looking ahead.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Sales markets and market developments
  • Market innovations in product and technology environments
  • Analysis of products and competitors
  • Product and services benchmarks
  • Due diligence and red flags

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

Accompanying change
  • German automotive manufacturer - OEM
  • Analysis focussing on technology, design, and market requirements for a range of emerging-market vehicle
Market analysis
  • International automotive supplier
  • Unique sales propositions at market entry
  • Deriving recommendations for action in designing new products

     

     

Innovation benchmarking
  • Korean tier 1 automotive supplier
  • Analysing technology trends in interiors among European competitors
  • Deriving recommendations for action in R&D

     

DEVELOPING A BUSINESS STRATEGY
  • German toolmaker
  • Analysis of market potential
  • Developing a strategy programme
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PRODUCTS & INNOVATION

Trying new things.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Design-to-cost/to-value principles in product design
  • Best practice bench-marking
  • Optimising requirement management
  • Applying target costing
  • Optimising & developing the organisation of joint R&D structures

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

SETTING TARGET COSTS
  • German OEM commercial vehicles manufacturer
  • Setting-up target costing: defining concept, cost targets
  • Derivation and tracking
Managing requirements
  • International rail systems supplier
  • Checking system requirements
  • Simplifying and optimising customer and specification requirements
USER CONCEPT FOR E-VEHICLE
  • US premium automotive manufacturer - OEM
  • Analysing functions in vehicle interior, interior user concept
  • Costs analysis of whole concept
COSTS OPTIMISATION OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
  • Global automotive supplier
  • Creating costs transparency, optimising technical concept
  • Identifying commercial and supply-chain potential savings and securing them in negotiations with suppliers
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PURCHASING & SUPPLY CHAIN

Creating Value.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • POTENTIALRADAR
  • Setting up value and cost management
  • Purchasing strategies and optimisation
  • Optimising total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Bottom-up costs analysis and supplier negotiations

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

INCREASING PERFORMANCE
  • International chemicals and pharma conglomerate
  • Radar scan, defining and implementing measures
  • Result: >10% p.a. in savings
POTENTIALRADAR SCAN of series production
  • German automotive manufacturer - OEM
  • Quickly identifying potential for optimisation and levers for implementation
COST MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION
  • Asian OEM construction equipment manufacturer
  • Professionalising purchasing structures
  • Implementing cost savings potential
FEASIBILITY STUDY ON INSOURCING BUS DOORS
  • International commercial vehicles manufacturer
  • Breaking an oligopoly, analysing competences, optimising capacity
  • Cost-efficient insourcing, optimised works capacity, increase in yield from sales & aftersales
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PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS

Reducing Costs.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Operational excellence
  • Optimising site groupings
  • Optimising direct and indirectly related areas
  • Insourcing and outsourcing
  • Managing production moves and ramp-ups

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

PRODUCTIVITY OPTIMISATION
  • European OEM machine and plant construction firm
  • Devising targeted measures to increase the output of series production lines
  • Savings of >25% p.a.
OPTIMISING PLANNING RESOURCES
  • German automotive manufacturer - OEM
  • Analysing competency and capacity transparency
  • Introducing lead engineering and planning
OPTIMISING SITE GROUPINGS
  • Russian turbine manufacturer - OEM
  • Evaluation of cross-site consolidation including business-cases
  • Implementing agreed measures
ENHANCING OPERATIONS PERFORMANCE
  • Subsidiary of a car manufacturer
  • Analysing current business situation and structure; fast-track crisis programme
  • Supervising lasting restructuring of operational areas
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PROJECT AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT

Save landing.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Project audits
  • Investigation and analysing status as against goals
  • Optimising and tightening up processes in current projects
  • Optimising project management structures to reach goals
  • Area-specific interim and implement management

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

Project reorganisation
  • International vehicle manufacturer – OEM 
  • Investigating project status and levers for optimisation
  • Reorganising processes and overseeing a project reboot
PROJECT AUDIT
  • International tier 1 automotive supplier
  • Documenting status; SWOT analysis with core team
  • SOP for securing critical-phase vehicle ramp-up; managing implementation
Product portfolio project
  • German endoscope manufacturer – OEM
  • Analysing purchasing portfolio & supply chain
  • Overall implementation of product focus and supply chain optimisation
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LEADERSHIP & CHANGE

Creating Transformations.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Developing and implementing change programmes
  • Supporting management through change processes and major projects
  • Training individual team members
  • Developing talent and management

EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS

POLARIXACADEMY
  • OEM & tier 1 supplier
  • Qualifications programme in value and costs management
  • More than 20 modules for basics as well as technology and implementation knowledge

     

     

     

Organisation development
  • German OEM premium automotive manufacturer
  • Setting up costs analysis and integrating it into group process structures
Knowledge transfer
  • German high-tech conglomerate – OEM
  • Coaching and knowledge transfer
  • For developers, controllers, costs analysts, and purchasers

     

MANAGEMENT COACHING
  • German automotive manufacturer
  • Help in defining a new vehicle supply process
  • Conceptualising and supervising the corresponding organisational change