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.
Nourishing the world with a team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries, Cargill draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management to nourish the world.
Tata Steel is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and commercial offices in over 35 countries.
As a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco helps its customers to benefit from innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.
BMT Group is an industrial family-owned holding active in high-precision machining of gears and transmissions and in manufacturing molds for hollow glassware.
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.
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