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Manufacturing

Digitization, individual customer needs, global value chains and the dynamic ability to adapt in an uncertain environment represent key challenges for industrial companies.

The manufacturing industry from our perspective

Manufacturing

Digitization, individual customer needs, global value chains and dynamic adaptability in an uncertain environment represent key challenges for industrial companies. We work with you on innovative strategic responses to these challenges. These help you to maintain your position in the market and to further expand it through profitable growth. At the same time, we look at your organizational structure, your digital technologies, unlock efficiency potential and increase your operational excellence.

We see challenges for industrial companies in Germany particularly in the following topics:

Managing complex development and manufacturing processes

Companies from various segments of the manufacturing industry face the ongoing challenge of developing and producing technically superior offerings of the highest quality. In addition, customers increasingly expect a response to their individual needs. This results in complex development and manufacturing processes with special requirements regarding control and optimization.

Achieving operational excellence

For manufacturing companies, operational excellence is more than a basic requirement for maintaining and expanding their competitiveness. Due to their international orientation, industrial companies often also compete with competitors from low-wage countries, which are successively expanding their competence position. For this reason, there is a permanent need to increase productivity, quality and reliability. Here, global value chains must not only be designed in a cost-optimized manner, but also the vital target parameters of resilience and sustainability must be comprehensively ensured.

Innovating and creating new business models through digitization

Digitization, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things characterize the technological change that industrial companies are facing. This poses threats, but also opportunities to raise their profile and increase their competitiveness. Successful companies develop a clear innovation strategy even in times of high uncertainty. The innovation portfolio, technology and competence development as well as resource allocation are consistently aligned with this strategy. The agility of the strategy is crucial so that it can be adapted to changing environmental conditions.

Establishing new forms of organization – within and among companies

A continuous review and adaptation of the organizational set-up of industrial companies is central to being able to adequately meet the changes described above. In an environment characterized by a high degree of dynamism and uncertainty, this is primarily a matter of consistent market and customer orientation with the ability to act in an agile manner. Future organizational forms, principles and cultures must meet these requirements. The associated transformation relates not only to the company itself, but also to new forms of collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners.

Service offering

Our approach

ADVYCE sup­ports and ac­com­pa­nies the retail and logistic industry in par­ti­cu­lar with the fol­lo­wing con­sul­ting ser­vices:

Achieving operational excellence

Together with you, we ensure operational excellence and thus continuously tap efficiency potential. This includes all direct and indirect functions along the value chain. We support you in increasing efficiency in development, purchasing, production and sales, in realigning the site footprint and in comprehensive cost reduction programs.

Implementing successful innovation and technology management

Innovations decide the future of companies. We support you in driving innovations and developing new business models for the future. The existential challenges of industrial companies give rise to both high risks and attractive opportunities. From strategic analysis to idea generation and prioritization to the optimization of innovation processes, we are at your side.

Shaping an organization

In an environment characterized by disruptive change, volatility and uncertainty, a clear, flexible as well as adaptable organization is crucial for any company. We support you in realigning your structures and processes, as well as your systems. In addition, we also support you in change management measures. In this way, we create the decisive prerequisites for effectively exploiting market opportunities.

Re-aligning and implementing strategic initiatives

The realizable added value of change measures only becomes apparent during implementation. We support you in setting up suitable implementation structures, as well as in project management or as a temporary manager. Together we activate the necessary cultural change. Depending on the situation, we rely on both classic and agile working methods and approaches.

Consultants

Aurel von Bassewitz

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Aurel has more than 17 years of experience in supporting entrepreneurs and advising them at the interface of strategy formulation and organizational implementation. In doing so, he moves growth topics as well as restructuring issues. His most recent focus was on the organisation of innovation while at the same time increasing productivity. His clients include

Stefan Hecht

Partner

Stefan Hecht has more than 25 years of management experience in the industry as well as in consulting enterprises in the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry, especially the automotive industry and technology-intensive companies form his industry emphasis. His consulting focuses on strategic orientation and corporate transformation, technology- and innovation management as well as organizational-/process design

Frank Hegenbart

Partner

Frank has over 20 years of experience in the areas of purchasing, production, supply chain and strategic product cost and innovation management. He supports growth topics as well as restructuring issues and programs to increase the operational performance of industrial companies. He also works on strategic growth areas in the fields of renewable energies, mobility

Roland Mönikes

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Roland Mönikes draws on more than 15 years of professional experience in various roles as in-house counsel, managing director, project manager and consultant. His focus is on the holistic transformation of organizations in the area of organizational, process and decision-making structures. Roland Mönikes sees himself as an implementation consultant who supports the strategic orientation of

Marc Staudenmayer

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Marc is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Paris). Before joining ADVYCE as Senior Partner, Marc worked for AT Kearney in Paris until 1994. In 1995 he founded the management consultancy Masai in Paris, which he developed into a global consulting company with 180 employees. From 2011 to 2014 he was

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