Manufacturing finds itself in the eye of the storm that is called ‘industry 4.0’: big data, autonomous robots, the Internet of Things, simulations, cloud technologies, and so on. Exploiting these technologies to become an agile and sustainable manufacturer is easier said than done.
Challenges for manufacturing
How can you keep up with the ever-increasing pace of technology that transforms the look, systems, processes and organization of your production-oriented company?
Where do you start when you want to approach new market & product portfolios? How do you tap into new customer channels?
How do you respond to the surging number of consumers who base their buying decisions on whether a product was sourced and manufactured in a fair and responsible manner?
“New customer demands such as hyper-customization are changing the manufacturing industry.”
Our passion has always lain in material flow optimization and network redesign. Based on our proven track record with some of the most important industry players, we can confidently say that we know how to bring out the best in operations & production. We guide you to optimize your operations end-to-end while keeping several balls in the air: quality, productivity, planning and organization. Operational excellence in the context of industry 4.0 will make or break your second-cycle productivity.
Having your processes run like clockwork is one thing. Targeting new customer markets and channels is another. What are the changing needs of your customers? How does this affect your product portfolio, sourcing and business? Is there an opportunity to enter new markets? We help you to embrace the flexibility and agility your customers are demanding.
Apart from lowering operational costs by reducing resource consumption, the sustainability challenge requires a shift in mindset to see it as a profitable venture rather than a cost-driver or CSR initiative. It also offers potential to increase customer and shareholder loyalty and brand perception.
Bridgestone Corporation is a leading tire manufacturing company. The Japan-originating company has two business segments: the Tire segment and the Diversified Products segment which provides automobile related parts.
ArcelorMittal SA (ArcelorMittal) is a holding company. The Company is a steel and mining company, which operates through five segments: NAFTA; Europe; Brazil; Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (ACIS), and Mining.
Stora Enso is a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper. The Company’s segments include Renewable Packaging, Biomaterials, Building and Living, Printing and Reading, and Other.
Originated in Japan, Daikin is the global leading manufacturer of air conditioning equipment. Throughout the years it has expanded as well into the fields of fluorochemicals, oil hydraulics and defense systems.
Heidelbergcement AG is a Germany-based company engaged in the manufacture of building materials. The Company’s main activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two raw materials for the manufacture of concrete.
Magotteaux S.A. researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes grinding media and wear resistant parts. The company provides crushing parts, secondary clinkers, and dredging parts. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Vaux-sous-Chèvremont, Belgium.
Van Hoecke SA is a Belgian based furniture hardware supplier. The company operates in Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. Since several years, Van Hoecke is listed among the best growing companies in Flanders.
VCST Industrial Products N.V.
VCST Industrial Products N.V. designs, manufactures, and supplies precision-machined gears and other components. It offers engine components, transmission parts, brake components, and other machined components. It serves automotive, off-road vehicle, marine, construction, agriculture, and other industries.
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