Many of those involved in this industry are suffering from growing pricing pressure due to competitors from China and Eastern Europe. As OEM suppliers, the companies’ order situation is closely linked to the state of the market in retail and in the automotive sector, which have been hit hard by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Localising “low-hanging fruit” in terms of savings potential in Production and in SCM and creating a road map to exploit this potential so as to quickly achieve lasting results. As a result of the strained financial situation, a small budget is available in a narrow time frame.
What’s more, digitalisation tools (ERP, MES-PDC and MES-MDC) are only used in a rudimentary manner and a great deal of process information along the value creation chain is administered in a fragmented, redundant way in Excel or in paper form.
The processes for the various product groups along the value creation chain are analysed in collaboration with the machine operators and heads of department in Production.