We would like to thank to our customers, employees and cooperation partners for the great year and trusting cooperation. We wish you all a Merry Christmas with your families and friends as well as a healthy and prosperous Happy New Year 2020.
With this year's charity donation, we support the Kindernothilfe. Since its foundation in 1959, this organization has grown into one of the largest children's rights organizations in Europe. It is currently working with nearly 2 million children and adolescents in 697 projects in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe - eg. AIDS orphans, children with disabilities, street children and child laborers. The aim of its work is to enable girls and boys in the poorest regions of the world a decent life.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was contracted by a Tier 1 supplier of an OEM to conduct a feasibility study and start-up support for a new interior supplier in the US over a period of 4 months. The Senior Consultants have the task of recognizing risks in the supply chain at an early stage and to eliminate them together with the supplier as well as to introduce improvements in order to ensure the success of the SOP.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in the US was commissioned by a premium OEM to support a Tier 2 supplier in Production Planning, Capacity and Logistics-Management. The reason was the lack of timely deliveries due to effective production scheduling and information flow. Our Senior Project Manager team managed to stabilize the operation of the Tier 2 supplier through improving production scheduling and logistics planning.
A new customer from the UK has commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP with an IATF 16949 conformity analysis. The lubricant supplier is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, but would like to upgrade to the IATF 16949 quality management system (QMS). After a gap analysis, our Consultant made an assessment of the workload, costs, and resources required for certification.
We were commissioned by an existing client for a workshop on supplier management. In the future, the focus should be on holistic supplier management. For this, our Executive Partner and the employees involved conduct workshops on the "Mindset Change" of the shift. This positively supports change management and successfully implements it through practical examples.
We had a great time at the 16th VDA Quality Summit from 13.-14.11.2019 in Potsdam.
As sponsor and exhibitor, we once again had many interesting technical discussions with numerous automotive suppliers.
We also had the opportunity to present our new product, "Supply Chain Management 2.0". Of course, the new Tesla Gigafactory was also a subject, because on the e-mobility topic, KCG can refer to some successfully completed projects.
From the successful completion of an OEM project to improve the delivery and quality performance of a tier 1, KORN CONSULT GROUP obtained a direct mandate to supervise the optimized internal processes with the emphasis on regular production line auditing and quality control including definition of measures. The customer uses therefore our profound expertise and is thus optimally supported.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was an exhibitor at the "Automotive Hungary" fair in Budapest, between 16 to 18 October.
The aim of this fair is the development and improvement of business relations between companies in the automotive sector, which are present on the Hungarian market.
We were pleased to welcome numerous customers to our stand.
Many interesting discussions were held and new contacts were made.
The speed of e-mobilty development and project launch is extremely high. Suppliers face the challenge to realize faster time to market cycles, while not compromising quality or profitability. The KORN CONSULT GROUP provides focus and service for project risk management as well as product quality. With an independent consulting view and coaching services, we are supporting our customers to enable both: fast time to market and high quality products.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a Tier 1 supplier to analyze and stabilize the actual situation of the production planning, delivery and quality performance at a sub-supplier. Our Consultant is also entrusted with general topics related to purchasing and communication. With our many years of experience in supplier management, we successfully completed the project, their analyze, improvements and risk protection.
KORN CONSULT GROUP Mexico has been commissioned with an interim management mandate for a management function. The Interim Manager is trilingual and has been staffed from the local team. The success of the project is demonstrated by the sustained occupation of such positions, with our longtime industry experts and their in-depth field experience.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an OEM to provide start-up support for a complete e-mobility drive system at Tier 1 suppliers. Our Senior Consultant focuses on supplier reporting in order to identify risks in the supply of sample components and the construction of series production facilities at an early stage. The visualization of the collected information is a key to success.
An OEM hired the KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico to support an interim project by one of its Tier 1 suppliers currently involved in an escalation status.
One challenge was to quickly turn the supplier's situation around in project management by industrializing the manufacturing process, therefore, reducing the high levels of scrap that caused delivery problems, so that perfect deliveries will be achieved again in the future.
We were commissioned by an automobile manufacturer to analyze the actual situation of the delivery performance of a supplier. It turned out that increased delivery reliability was no longer achieved, due to increased number of orders. Our initiated relocation activity in the operational area has improved delivery performance to 80%. Further measures are currently being implemented to achieve 100% again.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in the US was commissioned by an OEM to support an interior supplier because it stopped the assembly line. By using manufacturing experts and KORN methodology, we were rapidly able to bring the necessary visibility on current status, define KPI’s and LOP enabling stake holders understand and support the necessary actions to avoid problem recurrence and track the system in the future.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico was commissioned by an OEM to undertake an escalation project with a supplier. At two locations, our Consultant carries out a GAP analysis of all processes, primarily in logistics and production. The quality system will also be reviewed so that improvement measures can be taken to ensure that the stop of delivery is lifted as soon as possible.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was authorized by a global OEM to support de-escalation of one of their Tier 2 suppliers, whose initial situation was on business hold because they faced the complaint in the field. Our local Senior Consultant needs to perform on site gap analysis through KCG 4-phase model, help them improve total quality maturity level within limited months to finally achieve the result for de-escalation criteria.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP has been commissioned by an OEM to stabilize mass production and improve supply management at one of its major suppliers. The task for the cross-functional team with experts from the OEM, the supplier and our Senior Consultants is the reduction of machine downtime of a production plant as well as the reduction of backorders to the customer by increasing the OEE.
Our Senior Consultant is working to optimize the deployment of a 3-shift operation at Tier 1 suppliers. There he ensures the increase of the level of the plant availability and an on-schedule reporting of the expected lot sizes. On the basis of these shop floor activities, the supplier development as well as an increase in production volumes has been realized quickly and successfully.
With our logistics management experts, the KORN CONSULT GROUP supports an OEM in the USA with a supplier to restore the required delivery performance. The aim is to optimize the production and capacity planning of the Paint Line with short-term measures and bring it to a normal level. Also a new planning tool is conceived with which an optimization of the total output is introduced.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in the US was commissioned by a premium OEM to support a logistics service provider in the areas of JIS/JIT and availabilities.
The two experienced Senior Consultants with practical experience in the field of Supply Chain support the service provider in reviewing and improving their logistics and IT processes, identification times, proliferation of options, including transit times.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a Tier 1 supplier of injection molding with the auditing of its management system according to IATF 16949. After verifying the latest audits, all major processes were audited based on the latest IATF changes.
Our Senior Consultant explains the standards that are formulated very generally in many places, so that they can be applied to daily practice.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned with the further development of its project management by a new customer in Mechanical Engineering. Following a root-cause analysis, we prepared work packages and an implementation plan through workshops, with the involved employees. Through the results of the analysis and customer satisfaction, we have received a follow-up order to introduce a PEP process.
A customer from the car body manufacturing department commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP to ensure punctual delivery of components to the OEM.
Our Consultant quickly recognized the critical points in the production and initiated the necessary measures. Also design changes in the components had to be included in the tool changes.
After only a short period of time, a first on-time delivery took place.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP is expanding its portfolio and is now also providing operational support for Mergers & Acquisitions projects.
M & A is a generic name for most of the known types of transactions in the corporate sector.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP is your partner for identifying, initiating and implementing potentials for sellers or buyers in transaction projects. More
With our many years of project management experience, we support a manufacturer in the field of e-mobility to bring a complex project with problems in the achievement of goals back on the road to success. In doing so, we provide both methodological advice, focusing on the success factors in project management, as well as the implementation of management tools, thus improving the efficiency of achieving the goals. More
TISAX is an automotive information security standard based on ISO / IEC 27001. For suppliers, TISAX certification is becoming increasingly important in order to stay in business with OEMs in the future. With hands-on and TISAX-experienced Senior Consultants, KORN CONSULT GROUP can assist all suppliers in the preparation of TISAX such as analysis, design, implementation and efficacy testing. More
At the end of June, the second KCG Academy took place in Germany with our European team. We use this gathering on a quarterly basis to discuss current topics and to exchange knowledge. The focus was on communicating Agile Development methods, such as SCRUM methodology, and how we can support our customers in an Agile organizational and team development, taking PDCA cycle into account.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in South Africa was commissioned by a Tier 1 automotive supplier for support in their complaint management. The experienced Senior Consultant Team helps in reviewing and improving all cross-functional and cross-departmental processes and tasks. The necessary countermeasures are also defined so that in the future more KPI and solution-oriented work can be done.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was commissioned by a global tier 1 manufacturer, to conduct KPI improvement and de-escalation project at one of its suppliers. Our local Senior Consultants work over the KCG 4-phases modell on weakness and root cause analysis. Subsequently, they are on-site as operational support to fulfill the KPI and de-escalation criteria specified by the tier 1 in robust processes in the production plant.
For the 6th time in a row, the KORN CONSULT GROUP was named Top Consultant of the Year. As part of the award ceremony on 28.06.2019, the former Federal President Christian Wulff congratulated us on this outstanding team success.
"We are proud to be holding this award again in our hands and we thank all our colleagues for the involvement as well as our customers for the honest feedback," says CPO, Markus Schäfer. More
Our competences in the field of e-mobility with battery and cell production are regularly expanded and applied in internal expert groups. Participation in various specialized technical events is also included. Currently we visited the "BATTERY EXPERTS FORUM" in Germany.
From this follows the integration within the framework of the KCG Academy in order to further develop the knowledge in the KORN CONSULT GROUP team. This know-how is already being used today by our experienced consultant team in various worldwide projects in the battery industry.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP USA was hired by a premium OEM to provide logistics support and create a supplier management plan to reduce the backlog of six major suppliers, resulting in increased freight costs due to miss-/express shipments.
The project objective is to reduce the backlog of supplies between the OEM and the suppliers as quickly as possible, and to create a sustainable solution through a preventive manufacturing planning system.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP continues to grow. In mid-May, we opened our new location in Mumbai, INDIA, to strengthen our local expertise on the Asian continent. The increase in export value shows that the Indian economy has a strong future ahead, and leading international companies began relocating their production facilities.
The focus of our range of services is the consulting in the software and manufacturing industry in project management and industrialization, also outside the automotive sector.
The goal is to supply our innovative thinking with all the necessary expertise to our customers. More
After completing a coaching project with a 15-month success story in the area of hybrid electric vehicle (e-mobility), the final interview with the client, the coachee and the human resources department also resulted in the same feedback for the outstanding performance of the coaching with measurable success in Change Management of the coachee.
With 100% percentage in the Net Promoter Scale, we received an excellent customer feedback.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in the US was commissioned by a premium OEM for a cost breakdown analysis on power train components. The experienced Senior Project Manager was asked to support Tier 1 workshops to analyze price increases being passed on to the OEM by several Tier 1 suppliers. He reviewed the manufacturing processes and labor allocation on the production lines. In doing so, we work together with the OEM team from the areas of production, logistics, engineering and quality. As a result, considerable savings potential could be identified.
As last year, the KORN CONSULT GROUP was represented at the BMW Supplier Diversity Conference in Greenville / Spartanburg, USA, on April 4th, 2019.
As sponsor and exhibitor, numerous customers visited our booth and we were able to hold many interesting technical discussions.
We look forward to receiving positive feedback from existing contacts on successfully completed or ongoing projects. More
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned with a logistics project by a longstanding customer in the chassis area. Here we have taken over the central coordination of the requirements at a total of 3 locations inside and outside Europe.
Our experienced Senior Consultant with strong logistics management skills has successfully completed the analysis, increased the Quick Wins and achieved a sustained backlog reduction through continuous coaching.
e-Mobility projects by KORN CONSULT GROUP: From one of the TOP 10 battery cell producers in the world, we received projects for consulting and planning, in order to set up a gigawatt factory in China. The project is completed by a number of interim management mandates in the field of Project Management, Technical Cleanliness and Six Sigma.
Our team of consultants with high expertise, international and local experience actively supports the successful operational implementation of local industrialization.
We´ve been commissioned by a Tier 1 supplier in the US to support activities at some of their suppliers. Our job was to work with the suppliers to establish a performance “scorecard” for productivity, logistics and quality to enable our customer to analyze and have an early reaction to any problem. Our Senior Consultant team has successfully completed the project by using their many years of experience in supplier management.
KORN CONSULT GROUP increases the Executive Competence inhouse and adds AGILE project management and AGILE development methods into their consulting product family. Based on Peter Drucker statement: „Being AGILE is a mindset to do the right things in the right way“.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order from an existing customer in the automotive supply industry for an internal system audit according to IATF 16949 at two company locations.
With the help of the employed consulting team with corresponding auditors training and deep knowledge in quality management, a management system will be prepared, established and successfully led to certification. Finally, an audit report will be created.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico was commissioned by a premium automotive manufacturer for supplier development.
The experienced consultant team should support a supplier to reach the requested goals in capability and sustainability in the production process. In doing so, they work cross-functionally together with the local teams such as e.g. production, logistics, engineering and quality in a tightly interlocked and KPI-oriented manner.
On 28.03.2019 it's that time of year again: the "Girls Day" takes place. On this day companies throughout Germany are opening their doors for girls starting with the 5th grade to give them an insight into potential apprenticeships. This year, KORN CONSULT GROUP, with its location in Alzenau is participating for the first time in this vocational orientation project to support young people in their future career development. We are excited and look forward to inviting two future job starters to a "day in the project office".
Due to a backlog from one of its suppliers, KORN CONSULT GROUP in USA received a consulting order from a premium OEM. The scope of the project consists of installing a team of Consultants consisting of external and internal colleagues who work together to create 5 work packages. The aim is to monitor the performance of Tier 1 and increase productivity at the same time so that the commissioning OEM will be supplied on time in the long term.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in China received an order from an oil company. It has a new production site and has to pass a potential analysis to be able to supply one of the commissioning OEMs. For this purpose, our local Consultant prepared a training and requirement overview according to VDA 6.3 guidelines and helped to change the way of thinking regarding future project development so that the potential analysis report is passed.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP has been commissioned by an international automotive component supplier of plastic parts to analyze Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and to come up with appropriate suggestions for improvement. Through the carried out potential analysis, the autonomous and preventive maintenance was restructured. As a result, the company will reduce maintenance costs by 40% and increase OEE by 10%.
Last year, the KORN CONSULT GROUP was awarded the "Best of Consulting for medium-sized businesses 2018" prize in the category" Operational Excellence".
Around 400 companies took part in the competition organized by WirtschaftsWoche. Among others, "Mercedes Benz Consulting" and "EY" were represented in our category.
We are still very excited about this great award and will be back in the competition again this year.
KORN CONSULT GROUP attended the CarSymposium held betwen 16-17 April in Shanghai.
We provide consulting services for manufacturers and supplier, using our extended experience in deep technology expertise, competence in quality-management, optimization of manufacturing- and assembly procedures within the automotive industry. We had good talks with some of our existing customers and potential new clients from China, Germany and other countries.
A premium OEM has commissioned us to help assure the insurer's defined crash test requirements for locally built cars in China. Four suppliers have been coordinated by our Senior team of Consultants (time, quality, quantity & logistics) to ensure production relocation to China within the allocated timeframe. In one case, an interim production was set up in Germany to ensure a quantitative start-up of production.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a highly-nominated customer from the automotive supplier industry to strengthen the necessary optimization within the logistic and quality processes and to provide support with the introduction of the MES (Manufacturing Execution System). The warehouse situation as well as the production processes were checked, analyzed and then sustainably stabilized.
KCG was assigned by a Tier 1 manufacturer of Injection molded components in the US to perform a Gap Analysis to the VDA 6.3. The low perfomance of customer processes were caused through a missing implemented quality system. The customer expectation was to implement a sustainable method of analysis. This process optimization will make the holistic workflow easier and more efficient in the future.
For the Mexican site of a German polymer processing company, the KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order for a supplier search. Our 3-man Senior consulting team began with a market analysis based on the client's desired criteria. Potential new suppliers were visited and a final SWOT report was prepared, so that this project finally led to the best possible supplier selection.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a long-time existing customer with employee coaching and -shadowing. The Executive Consultant with excellent coaching skills and many years of experience in staff management, supports the coachee in his daily work and in the recently extended field of responsibility. Through regular feedback discussions, the employee is thus developed into personal success and his leadership skills are strengthened.