| Expansion of market presence and client base in South Africa
ebp-consulting has operated successfully on the South African consultancy market for over 10 years and has implemented successful projects there, especially in the automotive industry. Now we have succeeded in securing one of the largest consultancy contracts in the company's history, which will run for several years and involve expanding the complete logistics in one of the country's largest production networks and then re-planning and implementing the structures according to lean production principles. Moreover, our joint venture with the established local consultancy firm AIH has helped build the foundation for a cross-sectoral expansion of our planning and consulting services in the areas of SCM, logistics, production and factory planning.
| Client presentation at the VDMA Logistics Conference
Like almost all mechanical and plant engineering companies, the market leader for extrusion technology, the Reifenhäuser Group, is facing the challenge of offering its customers a high level of delivery service for spare parts, while ensuring that the costs of inventory and warehousing remain acceptable. In a joint presentation with ebp-consulting, the head of services, Mr Marcus Schroeder, reported on the project to improve availability of spare parts while simultaneously optimising inventories. Although an evident contradiction, it was resolved by establishing a systematic policy for the scheduling of service parts. This was achieved through comprehensive data analysis of logistical movement patterns for all relevant article numbers and the subsequent classification of the articles according to a defined scheme. ebp’s proprietary, extremely efficient analysis and simulation tool was used to develop a scheduling policy and to systematically assess each of the respective performance indicators. This ebp tool enabled the development and comparison of different variants for delivery service and inventory costs. Successful implementation began with a pilot project, which also involved systematic training of the dispatchers. Among the key lessons learned was that scheduling parameters require continuous monitoring and, when necessary, modification, as a sustainable outcome will otherwise be impossible.
| For the fourth time in succession
ebp-consulting has received the Best Consultants Award for the fourth year running. We received this confirmation from satisfied customers for persistently good consulting services and numerous successful projects.
| Experts on Demand
The Experts on Demand Unit – Exdema® – at ebp-consulting has organised the on-demand deployment of qualified specialists to supply chain companies for operative assignments in the areas of logistics, procurement & sourcing, production and quality management since January 2016.
Learn more about Exdema®.
| Contribution to the economic forum
The highly regarded Fraunhofer Institutes are widely known as a hotbed of talent and a starting point for spin-offs. This was also the case for ebp-consulting GmbH. In 2001, the two managing partners, Frank Gehr and Jochen Braun, founded the Stuttgart-based consulting firm, which has grown to become one of Germany's finest management consultancies and has received several awards. The main focuses of this globally active consulting firm are the processed-optimised restructuring and transformation of logistics in the production and procurement sectors as well as the entire supply chain (SCM) of industrial companies and corporate Networks.
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