Implement changes successfully

Targets for a factory´s strategic direction are usually defined clearly and straightforwardly:

  • Cost reduction / increase in efficiency,
  • growing product variety with simultaneous smaller batch sizes and / or
  • shorter delivery times with higher on-time delivery.

However, measures necessary for achieving these targets are diverse and can range from integrating international supply chains to a simple automation by a human-robot-collaboration up until complete digitalization and utilization of Predictive Analytics. A successful implementation of these measures assumes an essential prerequisite: versatility. „Nothing is as constant as change.“ For factories it is crucial to react with agility to constantly changing conditions and to adapt steadily to requirements of customers, of competition or of the organization itself.

As factory consulting we can support you in case of any changes. We will provide advice on trend-setting strategies for production and logistics, develop new ideas and creative concepts in cooperation with you and eventually we assume responsibilty for realizing your projects. In order to ensure sustainability we will consider your factory´s versatility in relation to all of our activities and pay attention to an active involvement of both people and organization.

We are sure that you will be convinced by our strong emphasis on process orientation and our proven methodical and structured approach. More than 100 enthusiastic customers speak for us.


We increase your efficiency

Dr. Jörn E. Fischer, factory planning
Eugen Ihl, project management

Strategic Consulting

Pre-existing strategies for business, production and supply chain form the basis for an efficient and targeted planning of factories, output or supply chains. factory consulting assists you in formulating your company´s expectations with regard to changing parameters such as customer requirements and technologies in production and supply chain.

Together with you we will dicuss pros and cons of different strategic alignments and eventually we provide support in documenting your strategy for the purpose of informing staff and customers.

After completion of the strategy ("Who you are") follows the derivation of tactics ("What you should do about it"). We check your short, medium and long-term investment planning with regard for strategic conformity. Jointly we set up measures for adaptation or even realignment of your factory, your production and your supply chain. As a result of the strategic advice by factory consulting several medium-sized companies meanwhile apply a clearly defined strategy and a corresponding planning.

We expand pioneering ideas into operational solutions

Factory Planning

Master planning, factory planning, plant planning, plant development planning...: versatile notions but yet contents being clearly defined, according to VDI5200 guideline. factory consulting will advice and support you in the planning of factories and factory equipment.

Top Down: On the basis of your respective corporate strategy we conceive innovative and economical concept variants for efficient plants, productions and supply chains.

Solution-oriented: Following a qualitative and quantitative assessment we jointly decide upon the preferred option which we will refine till implementation planning.

Goal-achieving: We ensure that quality, scheduling and cost requirements will be met during realization and support a smooth run-up, always focusing on sustainability of our solutions.

Processes are the foundation of planning


Production and logistics

Processes ensure that your factory planning is converted into an efficient factory operation and that set goals are achieved. Together we examine which processes are effective. Using value stream analysis, we can clearly show you which processes are value-adding. This applies to your manufacturing, assembly, logistics and supply chain processes.

Thereafter, factory consulting and you jointly analyse the efficiency and thus the question of the correct execution of the processes. We support you in designing your processes in such a way that the required resources are optimally used. For this purpose we use the methodology „Input – Process – Output“ (IPO) in addition to internal and external customer and supplier relationships.

Together we examine and define the following contents:

  • Individual tasks,
  • connections and correlations,
  • communication lines and contents and
  • process-responsibilities.

Our systematic, holistic approach leads to a high level of transparency and acceptance of the developed process among managers and employees.

Industry 4.0

The whole world speaks of industry 4.0 (I4.0): facilities and machines communicate with each other independently and directly via the "Internet of Things" (IoT). The requirement for I4.0 in a factory is the digitalisation of production and supply chain processes. Idealised, this idea corresponds to the „digital twin“, complete transparency of internal and external processes along the entire supply chain through 1:1 mapping of the real process in the IT systems.

Factory consulting supports you during the digitalisation of your factory processes.

Whether you need migration of ERP systems or selection / implementation of warehouse management systems, transport control systems / forklift control systems or manufacturing execution systems. We create „digital transparency“. Using real-time information, we ensure the possibility of reacting first through manual intervention and later through (decentralised) self-steering. After the potentials of your own sphere of influence have been increased, you need to create networks beyond company boundaries and map the entire supply chain digitally.

We create transparency with digital images

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