It is the fourth consecutive year in which KORN CONSULT GROUP has been awarded with the "Top Consultant" title. During the awards, on 23 June 2017, in Essen, Christian Wulff, the federal D. president, has awarded the distinction to CTO Markus Schäfer and CFO, Christian Korn. This recognition motivates all the employees and management of KORN CONSULT GROUP to maintain the high standard, in order to guarantee the satisfaction of their clients and to maintain their chances at this award for next year as well. We thank our clients for the trust and positive feedback during the poll conducted by Top Consult (https://www.beste-mittelstandsberater.de/2017/korn-consult-gmbh-1.html)
KORN CONSULT GROUP has been tasked by a globally known supplier of oscillation technique in the automotive sector, to explain the problems and set the clauses to a Hungarian supplier. This supplier had problems both with regard to capacity and delivery. An experienced senior project manager has analyzed the EXISTING status of instruments and equipment, as well as the existence of the complete documentation regarding the planning of capacities and verifications on site in Hungary. Afterwards, a detailed analysis was made regarding the main causes of the mentioned problems and shortcomings. Therefore, a structured action plan was created, for improving the present performance of this supplier, plan which is to be applied with the implementation of the project at the supplier's location.
The Mexican location of KORN CONSULT GROUP has been tasked with the creation of a production facility regarding the moving of a global motor car supplier on the territory of Brazil. This long term project is accompanied by a senior project manager and a senior consultant. The basis for this tasking consists of the ensuring of a detailed supply, logistics planning, storage area organization and ensuring the availability of machines by observing the timetable prescribed by the client. The objective is to transfer the supply capacity without problems and disruptions and to ensure high quality.
KORN CONSULT GROUP has received from a big automotive supplier, known worldwide, an order for a temporary manager for a work group, in order to launch a project at the location of the Slovak company. The requirements of the beneficiary for the senior consultant, were, among others, knowledge of German, English and even Slovak languages, as well as a temporary logistics and quality management. After an analysis stage, where the senior consultant acquired a first general idea of the situation, a proper KPI was established, during a proper concept phase with the people responsible for the process and the company management. The task of the joint project team consists of elaborating the proper conditions and the hypotheses for achieving these characteristic numbers.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP from Mexico was commissioned with the optimization of the logistics process between Mexican Tier 1 and its German supplier. Within the logistics chain, due to the delayed flow of information to the authorized transporter and the lack of import information of the supplier, there was a need for optimization. The experienced senior consultant on site, who speaks Spanish and English and the project manager, who is a German native, offered support to the client in coordination and communication, in order to reduce the delivery time and the time of customs formalities. Additionally, they have trained the employees in logistics and materials. Through these measures, the project can be completed on time and therefore, long term improvements can be gained.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an existing client which activates worldwide as a supplier of development and constructive groups in the automotive industry, with a GAP analysis regarding IATF 16949. The senior consultant involved, who holds an extensive ISO/TS 16949 and practical experience and also an auditor qualification IATF 16949, has firstly determined the CURRENT status of the company's processes which are based on the ISO/TS norms. Then, a detailed general image could be made of the irregularities and improvements necessary for the IATF 16949 standard, so that the client could adapt the business processes, so that a business process management could be implemented successfully and the IATF certification 16949 could be achieved.
KORN CONSULT GROUP Management Consulting Shanghai Co. Ltd. from China has been commissioned by an industrial company which processes aluminium, which operates worldwide, with the conducting of a four day audit, according to VDA 6.3, P2-P7. The two auditors involved have made the project in English and Mandarin languages and have communicated at Top-Management level. The methods applied for this project, were, among others: process audit, project management, product and process development, supplier management, production and client service.
In order to offer its clients a large field of performance, KORN CONSULT GROUP has extended and intensified the current field of competence. Starting with the second semester of 2017, for the machine construction segment there also other senior consultants available, with a vast experience in practice, for the support, management and implementation of projects. The manager of this field is Mr. Bernhard SCHMITT. The Graduate Engineer with a professional experience of over 35 years in the field of machine and installation construction, is available to our clients for projects.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by the global`s leading manufacturer of navigation devices with the support of a supplier in the production of VDA 6.3 Readiness. This transnational projects involved the preparation of a total of 4 supplier locations in China and Taiwan. Thanks to the needs-oriented consulting, the KORN CONSULT GROUP is able to realize further project phases.
Within the framework of an OEM escalation, a manufacturer of safety parts contracted the KORN CONSULT GROUP in order to improve the quality and internal processes at two Eastern European locations. The assigned team, consisting of several senior consultants, senior project managers and executive consultants, supported the First Tier to reach the key performance indicators (KPI) of the OEM in a timely manner.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico was commissioned by a premium automotive manufacturer to support a Tier 1 supplier. An experienced senior consultant was deployed in Mexico to stabilize processes and ensure a successful production start. After just two weeks, KPI improvements were measurably determined by all project participants. Therefore, it has been intensified in its implementation and extended to sustainability.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP offers its customers a high standard of consulting services. To ensure this, well-trained employees are an indispensable requirement. Since in the past few months, very extensive changes have been made to the VDA standards, the employees have taken in-house training courses on upgrading VDA 6.3 2010 to VDA 6.3 2016 and upgrading ISO / TS 16949 to IATF 16949.
An existing contract with the KORN CONSULT GROUP has been extended by a plastics processing company for the implementation of coaching within the area of quality management. As a result of the successes already achieved in a short time through the coaching sessions, the enthusiastic customer decided to extend the commitment proactively. As part of the project, an experienced coach conducted workshops with employees and the management staff. In addition to this, individual coaching sessions were carried out with the division manager.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a worldwide manufacturer of plastics in Mexico to improve the logistics concept for a location. Thanks to the counselling of the experienced senior consultants, this process has been improved, so that a faster availability for the production was ensured. Through the holistic consideration and improvement of the logistics process and its effects on other processes, considerable potential could be enhanced for the customer. These were efectively implemented due to expert coaching.
The third Car Symposium took place in Shanghai from 19 - 20 April 2017. This is one of the leading events in the automotive industry. The KORN CONSULT GROUP was a partner of this event and presented itself with local Chinese consultants as well as a German representatives. The interested trade visitors were able to find out about our consulting range and to convince themselves of our expertise. You can find some impressions of this event at the following link: http://korn-consult.com/events/chinese-car-symposium
KORN CONSULT GROUP implemented a QSB + Readiness project for a Chinese Tier 2. In the first phase of the project, the local consultants from Shanghai conducted basic training courses with the concerned employees and departments. In a next step, on-site audits were carried out, and based on this, a workshop took place on the root causes as well as the implementation planning. In the subsequent phase, the resulting implementation points were executed in the long term by means of operational shop flooring and coaching at the customer.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a leading manufacturer of aluminum packaging in Switzerland to support the search and selection of new suppliers in mechanical engineering and special purpose machinery manufacture. At the same time, the tasks of the senior project manager with a 30-year experience were the preparation of a customer-specific questionnaire, as well as requirements specification documents and technical specification documents, visits to potential new suppliers and preparation of the final SWOT report. This project led to optimal selection of suppliers.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an international tire manufacturer from Japan with the task of adapting its business processes to the requirements of the new IATF 16949 standard within the framework of a project. The extensive project, which was carried out by an experienced senior consulting team, included the definition and implementation of the new processes in the procedural landscape in addition to the training of the process managers. The client team was supported through coachings in order to effectively use their process tasks.
KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order for the creation of a GAP analysis for the standard "BS OHSAS 18001: 2007" through an OEM for the automotive industry. This standard is a British standard for occupational safety and health protection, which is internationally recognized. The experienced senior consultant gathered the customer`s current state on site and showed him the existing deviations from the standard.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP audited a supplier for a premium automotive manufacturer (OEM) with regard to project management, as well as planning of product and process development. After carrying out a potential analysis with the help of a senior project manager, a project for implementing improvement measures was developed and actively supported.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP concluded a contract with a worldwide technologically leading automotive and industrial supplier for conducting supplier audits according to VDA 6.3. Based on this, experienced VDA 6.3 auditors within Europe conducted audits in various areas of application P2 - P7. The experience gained from the long-term cooperation with the customer enabled the auditing to take place with due consideration to its focus.
In order to support IATF 16949 certifications, an international company commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP in China to provide an interim quality expert for an audit team. The certified auditor - who has extensive knowledge of the new IATF 16949: 2016 standard, as well as the changes compared to the preceding ISO TS 16949 standard - successfully carried out the project on site. Thanks to its strong intercultural competence, KORN CONSULT GROUP is able to react flexibly to international inquiries and offer services both with foreign and local consultants.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturer to carry out assessments according to Automotive SPICE at its suppliers. With the help of this method, a branch-specific version of the ISO / IEC 15504, the experienced consultant successfully evaluated the performance of the supplier's development processes.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a premium OEM to carry out a VDA 6.3 Readiness Project at a supplier in China. The experienced local consultant team supported the supplier in preparation for a planned VDA 6.3 audit using the Four-phase Model. The existing problems are analyzed, solutions are developed, implementation measures are established for improvement, and the effectiveness of the established measures is examined in the last step.
A leading manufacturer (Tier 1) of cables for the industry commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP with a mandate as Interim Quality Manager for the implementation of operational tasks, including the implementation of IATF 16949: 2016. The experienced senior consultant implemented a process management for the customer in Austria and implemented the requirements of IATF 16949 in the corresponding processes.
In the framework of personnel leasing, KORN CONSULT GROUP provided an expert for FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis) to a manufacturer of drive systems and polymer technology for the automotive industry. The Senior Consultant was responsible for the construction department. Subsequently, he presented and moderated the presentation of the results towards the end customer of the client.
Through an international manufacturer of bodywork and chassis components, an existing order with the KORN CONSULT GROUP for the introduction of quality excellence has been extended for a global roll out. After the implementation in Germany, the successful concept will be implemented in Mexico with the help of an experienced senior consultant.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an European plastics corporation to support a supplier in Hungary. In addition to the technical requirements, the project was expected to be held in English and Hungarian. Thanks to the international team of consultants of the KORN CONSULT GROUP, the project was successfully filled at short notice by a senior consultant with the required skills.
China is an important sales market, also for the KORN CONSULT GROUP, which has an office in Shanghai. The renowned South China Morning Post published an article about the KORN CONSULT GROUP as part of the special supplement Germany Business Report 2017. The full article can be viewed at the following link: http://www.scmp.com/country-reports/country-reports/topics/germany-busin...
A leading global company in surface technology commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP with the optimization of the existing FMEA (error detection and influence analysis) for the manufacturing processes. The purpose of the contract was to improve the implementation of the FMEA process, making it more efficient and user-friendly.
A global manufacturer of dynamic vibration systems for the automotive industry commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP for a critical task force project. The project had a high priority for the customer, so that the project started successfully on site within two days. The appointed Executive Consultant and the Senior Project Manager took over the management of the project at short notice with the objective of stabilizing the process performance and developing a continuance concept. At the same time, the supply of the end customer had to be ensured at increased retrievals. The regulation and improvement of further process-related key-figures (KPI`s) was also part of the task, which has been successfully solved.
A worldwide leading manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP to implement the VDA 6.3 standard in a Mexican plant. During the several weeks of the project, analyzes were carried out and improvements were implemented.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an European manufacturer of automotive safety systems to carry out a root cause analysis based on ISO TS 16949. This project was led by an experienced senior consultant with in-depth experience in quality management and in the corresponding systems. In connection to this, the project was then expanded by process analyzes and improvement programs.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was nominated by a 1st tier for interior decoration to conduct an MB Supplier Readiness Program. Two local consultants conducted a pre-analysis at the Chinese plant and developed an improvement plan based on this. With the help of the KORN CONSULT GROUP, the supplier was soon able to completely fulfill the requirements of his customer.
With the help of a VDA 6.3 auditor of the KORN CONSULT GROUP, which was the lead auditor, an automotive manufacturer of the upper classes carried out a potential analysis according to VDA 6.3 at an oil supplier in Singapore. The corresponding analysis report was made available to the customer in a timely manner. Due to the professional performance of the potential analysis and the short processing time for the final report, the order was completed to the full satisfaction of the customer.
In January 2017, KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. was officially registered in the US Commercial Register. Therefore, the KORN CONSULT GROUP is now represented in the USA by another company of its own, the projects in America are already commissioned by local customers and we are continuously expanding our team of consultants in the USA.
A world-leading manufacturer of fuel tanks in the automotive industry extended an existing contract with the KORN CONSULT GROUP for process coaching in quality management. An experienced senior consultant supported the customer in operational quality management and carried out trainings and workshops for managers.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in Germany is now certified according to ISO 9001:2015. A successful audit was carried out in November, in which no deviations were found. Based on this, the official certificate was issued by the AJA Registrars auditor and the KCG thus attested the successful certification.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order from a First Tier automotive interiors supplier to continue an ongoing order to support quality management for a series production. An experienced senior project manager and a consultant with extensive technical knowledge supported the customer in supplier management. This included, especially, the establishment of quality control circuits (Pareto, etc.) and the design of processes analog to VDA 6.3. Another prime focus of the order is the assurance of the maturity level for the planned serial production.
An existing project with the KORN CONSULT GROUP was extended by a premium automotive manufacturer at a supplier in two chinese plants. In the previous project phase, a weak point analysis and a systemic root cause analysis were carried out and thereof an action plan derived. The professional approach of the senior consultants ensured a structured and efficient project progression, so that the consultant team was also commissioned to implement the planned work packages.
Through a long-term customer, a high-performance automotive manufacturer, the KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned with the supplier development for an important component. With the help of our experts, the project start-up was secured in terms of quality and quantity and the reject rate could be reduced by optimizing the process. This created a direct win-win situation for the suppliers and our customer, as well as a sustainable solution approach.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a global manufacturer of energy storage systems for the equipment, standard and automotive industry with the gap analysis to the IATF 16949: 2016 at a European location. For this order, a certified Senior Technical Expert (16949) as well as an experienced Senior Consultant were employed, who successfully implemented the extensive project. The project consisted on an analysis and concept phase, with the result to determine the Delta to the IATF 16949 and to develop an implementation concept.