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Sector-specific expertise Automotive & Discrete Manufacturing

Challenges in the sector
The most important challenges in the sector encompass:

  • the necessity of collaborations and networks – particularly for German SMEs – in order to achieve success in the global competitive environment
  • a further shift of the markets towards emerging countries
  • the necessity of geographical expansion and the shift of core value-add activities to Asia
  • great pressure to innovate as a result of intensifying competition from Asia
  • permanent process and cost optimization to balance high energy and infrastructure costs in Germany
  • the digital revolution and the challenges for development and production that it entails
  • the increasing necessity of structuring, planning and controlling the supply chain across company boundaries

Our sector-specific expertise
We can draw upon many years of project experience in the manufacturing and engineering industries on the premises of well-known and leading SMEs and large corporations. Our main fields of competence in project execution included:

  • operational excellence and process optimization in manufacturing companies worldwide
  • conception and implementation of cost reduction programs along the entire value chain
  • management of company-wide, holistic improvement programs (PMO)
  • product modularization in order to realize significant cost advantages (Design-to–Supply Chain)
  • Applying Design-for-Six Sigma principles and tools to design a zero defect product
  • Design and implementation of a corporate wide lean product development process philosophy
  • design and implementation of global supply chain optimizations
  • Development and realization of OEE and plant availability step change improvements especially in ramp up situations

Our range of services
Cambridge Management Strategy:

  • develops customized and flexible project solutions which are oriented towards concrete needs of its clients
  • is familiar with the current sector-specific operating challenges and megatrends in the manufacturing and engineering industries, leveraging specific project expertise
  • combines solid expert knowledge and sector-specific experience to the benefit of its clients
  • leverages its network to ensure that state-of-the-art expertise is available to the client
  • guides and supports its clients in the realization phase and ensures the project’s success by means of training, coaching, and the facilitation of the change process
  • ensures that the project goals are on schedule, sustainable, measurable and achieved collaboratively with the client