Industrial Goods and Services

Companies within the manufacturing sector are the pillars of the German economy. They operate in a highly dynamic environment in increasingly global and uncertain markets. The banking crisis and the precarious economic situation of many countries have led to great uncertainty and volatility in the financial, commodity and international markets. With rising competition companies must also meet the changing legal requirements on information obligation as well as sustainability. Those aspects are increasingly involved in the end consumers' buying decision. Even with energy and environment issues, energy-starving manufacturing companies face challenges which are not determinable at the moment.

Probably the biggest challenge is keeping an eye and the focus on the customer while satisfying the changing needs with innovative products. Whoever does not perform consistent innovation management is quickly out of the game. And without customers, means no business. Nokia and Grundig are warning examples for that matter.

The key challenges lie in creating an organization and processes ready and able to compete successfully in an increasingly international and uncertain environment. The value of 4C GROUP support for your business will be reflected in the strength of the management instruments. We support and accompany you on this demanding and challenging journey.

Current and future challenges in the manufacturing industry

Our services for the manufacturing industry

Sales and Marketing

_Sales strategy

_Sales management models

_Optimization of the sales organization

_Flexibile organization

_Discount analysis models

_Complexity management approach (see R&D)

 

Procurement and logistics

_Sourcing check

_Sourcing optimization

_Professionalization of outsourcing

_Set-up of shared service organization

 

R&D

_Company innovation check

_Management model and reporting (stage-gate-processes)

_Management models for "exotic" innovations

_Complexity management approach (see Sales)


Commercial department

_Interactive cockpits

_Planning and simulation tools

_Top management reporting

_Commercial reporting incl. consolidation

_Optimization of commercial processes (shared services)

_Selection and implementation of ERP solutions

_Personnel management incl. demographic check

_Set-up of shared services


Information technology

_IT strategy

_ERP strategy

_IT cost management

Your contact for the manufacturing industry

Stephan Grunwald
Master of Economics and Business Administration
Senior Partner

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