Added Value and Flexibility Through Digital Technologies
Industry 4.0 raises production into a new era: machines communicate directly with each other, inform each other about changes in the production process and order scarce material independently. Condition-based monitoring and control of machines and plants presents major challenges, for example in network availability, the management of data security and the interaction of production systems in real time.
At the same time, the classic challenges remain topical: Due to global competition, the manufacturing and process industries are under constant cost pressure. The industries are characterised by a greater variety of variants and declining brand loyalty: Customers expect more and more equipment for the same price. In order to stand out from the emerging competitors from China, India and the Eastern European countries, innovative products, flexibility in order processing and value-oriented customer management are the key to success in addition to efficient structures and processes.
As a leading technology and management consultancy, we plan the digital strategy of production, the conception of a smart factory or a digital twin together with our customers. In addition, we are in a position to accompany the organisational and technical implementation and to take on tasks in transformation management. Based on a situation analysis, these include the realignment of the IT infrastructure or the transformation of applications to a uniform IT standard.
Innovation & TechScouting
We are helping clients to be one step ahead by E2E innovation capabilities: From Trend & Foresight to Innohubsetup. We use a Holistic toolset and methods to conquer emerging technologies and biz models.
With our data thinking approach, we systematically support companies in their business plans to implement artificial intelligence or comprehensive analytics. We help from idea generation to the definition of data-centric use cases and associated business models to architecture and algorithmic solution design.
Security and Cyber Resilience
As experts for cybersecurity, information security and data protection (privacy), we analyze, evaluate and improve your concrete security and threat situation as well as your overall position with the help of risk- and value-based methods.
For us, agile transformation means more than just introducing structures and processes. Regardless of whether you want to agilize just one project, a whole program, or your entire company — we support your adaptation of agile methods with our holistic approach.
The goal of greater transparency and better visualization is the optimization of operational processes and the realization of a higher level of automation, enabling companies to increase efficiency and achieve their sustainability goals.
Information Management & Architecture
Whether digitization takes place in the form of new business models and digital services, in customer retention or for internal optimization (e.g. in production), information always plays the decisive role. It is not only important to know the relevant information for implementing the digital strategy, to determine its sources, usage scenarios and its value. They must also be made available to potential users in a trustworthy and secure manner. A business and information architecture ensures this.
Agile Hardware Development
The triumph of agile development in the software sector has recently also reached hardware development. A stronger orientation towards agile methods makes sense especially when the pressure to change is high due to competition and rapidly changing customer requirements.
Agile Hardware Development: A Risk Management Method
The triumph of agile development in the software sector has recently also reached hardware development. Especially in the large companies of the automotive industry, the number of users of agile methods such as SCRUM or Kanban is increasing, leading to significant changes in the corporate culture there. A stronger orientation towards agile methods makes sense especially when the pressure to change is high due to competition and rapidly changing customer requirements. Download our German language information flyer here!