THE FLEXIBILITY PARADOX

Inventories are expensive - but at the same time they ensure flexibility. If you want to save costs and ensure high delivery reliability at the same time, you therefore need a systematic approach to dealing with inventory costs.

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FROM LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT TO COST-CUTTER

For a long time, industry 4.0 was regarded as a strategic lighthouse project. In the age of volatile markets, the “Return on I40” is now coming more and more to the fore. We show you how industry 4.0 makes a direct contribution to cost reduction.

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MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE IN A FEW MONTHS

A specialty chemicals group must improve its plant availability in a global plant network. The ROI Maintenance Excellence Program provides a fast acting approach.

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ZERO-BASED ORGANIZATION

Organizational structures that have grown or developed through acquisitions usually offer enormous optimization potential. To lift it, the organization often needs to be rethought from scratch.

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VALUE & COST ENGINEERING

High-speed markets place new demands on pricing in the industrial sector. Effective value & cost engineering creates the necessary conditions for this.

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GRID SEARCH FOR HIDDEN COSTS

The more complex the manufacturing environment, the more difficult it is to identify potential cost reductions. New search methods help to identify them.

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HIGH SPEED ADAPTATION

Along industrial value chains, there are various starting points for adapting one’s own cost structures. High Speed Adaptation supplies the tools.

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ADJUSTMENT INSTEAD OF DEFENSIVE MEASURES

The problem is not the crisis, but the uncertainty that precedes it. The ability to quickly adapt to volatile markets thus becomes a decisive competitive advantage.

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LET´S PLAY LEAN

Cultural differences between global locations can make it difficult to implement global standards. A ROI project shows how gamification approaches can counteract this.

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LARGE SCALE LEAN

When lean projects are rolled out globally, one thing counts above all: speed. Against this background, agile methods enable fast scaling.

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