The KORN CONSULT GROUP received a contract to carry out supplier development according to its own company standards by a European new customer who develops methanol fuel cell solutions. The suppliers are distributed in Europe and China. The project is implemented by local KCG teams with excellent practical knowledge in quality and supplier management.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a new customer specializing in aluminum automotive piping systems to prepare a production facility for IATF 16949 certification. The aim of the team of consultants, who have been experienced in quality management for many years, is to fully adapt the plant to the further developed business processes. Consulting workshops and coaching are used within the framework of the project in order to implement the know-how at the location and thus to achieve conformity.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order in China from a global automotive supplier for interior design to carry out an audit in accordance with VDA 6.3, P5-P7. The locally based Senior Consultant does this in English and Mandarin. The project was successfully implemented to the satisfaction of the customer due to the many years of auditor experience.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP receives an order from a premium OEM for carrying out a VDA 6.3 auditing with an existing supplier. The supplier's new location has been integrated into the supply chain as part of an M & A. The employed auditor has extensive experience in the implementation of practice-oriented potential analyzes, excellent knowledge in the areas of project and supplier management as well as production with specialist expertise on the product oil.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP Mexico was commissioned by a globally leading Tier 1 for vibration control technology to accompany the relocation of a production site in Brazil. This is done by ensuring delivery capability, logistics planning and machine availability. The employed senior consultant acts as an interim project manager and thus ensures a smooth process as well as the adherence to the given timetable and the supply.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by Tier 1 with an Operational Excellence project. The executive consultant is an expert in process optimization. He initiated the formation of an interdisciplinary project team with members of the TOP Management. Within this framework, measurable goals, which are to be tracked during the project are defined and processes for achieving the objectives are implemented. This ensures that the process development and implementation are achieved on time and within the established costs and requirements. In addition to the consulting project, an interim manager in the area of operations was assigned as the person responsible for the task, in order to temporarily fill the occupancy gap with a high degree of professionalism.
The success of mechanical engineering is the result of ongoing innovation and change. Companies rely on the high level of industry, strategy and implementation expertise of the KORN CONSULT GROUP. By defining and consistently following performance indicators (KPIs), we achieve fast and sustainable results, e.g. in supply chain or change management, outsourcing and organizational development.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a premium OEM to support and further develop its suppliers. The Senior Consultant with long-standing automotive skills and experience in supplier management is the first contact person on site and is able to create awareness about quality management methods in the automotive sector. He also conveys his knowledge about the quality awareness at the customers and suppliers.
KORN CONSULT GROUP concluded an order for executive coaching and shadowing with a leading automotive and industrial supplier worldwide. The Executive Consultant applied his extensive experience in coaching and his high communication skills with best practice approaches to support the coachee in a new, extended field of tasks. The goal is to increase the efficiency of team collaboration and to encourage trust and decision-making in the long term.
Thanks to the successful cooperation at german and mexican locations, KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. was commissioned by an existing client to support it to achieve the status of a fixed development supplier as a First Tier. Within the framework of this Technology Excellence project, an experienced Senior Consultants team is set up to elaborate a "best practice" concept and to implement the appropriate solutions in the organization by using TOP DOWN communication. Coaching and mentoring are ensured, so that the results achieved are permanently anchored in the organization.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a plastics processing company with the focus on injection molded parts to carry out a workshop regarding brainstorming, development and internal implementation of the IATF 16949 standards. This Technology Excellence project was carried out by an experienced Executive Consultant with hands-on mentality and profound knowledge of ISO / TS 16949, quality management, as well as Turtle Audit Methodology.
KORN CONSULT GROUP Mexico was commissioned by a premium OEM with an interim project and start-up management at a Mexican location. The focus here is on the significant improvement of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), as well as the necessary transparency within the project, the achievement of the product maturity aimed at by the company and the planned delivery dates. This operational excellence project will be carried out by a well-versed and experienced Senior Project Manager from the USA.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order from an internationally active First Tier for an internal process improvement program at a Czech location. An Executive Consultant and Senior Project Manager will work on restructuring and long-term optimization of the company's processes and organization and implement these across all functions. Knowledge in process and product development, organizational and management roles is indispensable for this.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico was commissioned by a global plastic parts manufacturer with an interim quality management mandate at the production site in Mexico. The local Senior Consultant conducts the project in Spanish and English and acts as the first point of contact for questions and topics regarding quality. He also coaches the new quality manager of the factory and is at his side with outstanding knowledge in the quality management system, quality planning and assurance as well as experience in production process and supplier management.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was appointed by a polymer manufacturer to conduct workshops to the requalification of internal quality auditors according to automotive standard IATF 16949. Those workshops, including a written exam, were conducted by an excecutive consultant with excellent knowledge in quality management, as well as in the field of coaching / training at the location of the customer.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received from a global manufacturer of plastic parts a wide variety of orders at several locations with regard to production, logistics, process - and quality management. In the carried out projects with highly experienced senior consultants and senior project managers speaking Spanish and English, the current standards and processes were expanded and improved together with the customer teams. Thus, significant increases in the efficiency of the process could be achieved.
Due to a framework agreement, KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was awared for a technology excellence project by a premium OEM. The experts of the KORN CONSULT GROUP, consisting of several local consultants specialized in project management, support on-site to overcome capacity bottlenecks. The deployment is also happening at different suppliers of the client.
From a manufacturer of coil springs and stabilizers for suspensions, the KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order for interim management. Focus of the project was the development of a strategic logistics overall concept including processes, tasks and responsibilities at the business unit level. The nominated interim manager is an expert in logistics and supply chain management, as well as in the implementation of control loops (PDCA). By finishing the project a professional functional concept in was handed over to the new logistics management at the end of the project.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP receives within the framework of the MB readiness program a nomination to develop a Tier 1 supplier. The project will be carried out in Europe with an executive consultant and shows by using various approaches such as interim management and process improvement methods already after a short time sound successes, that are expected to become substainable embedded in the organisation.
A Chinese manufacturer of decorative and functional components for the automotive sector commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP in China for management consulting for the application of the VDA 6.3 standards. The local senior consultant team carried out the project bilingual in Mandarin and English at the customer's site. The project could be implemented successfully due to the expert knowledge of quality management methods according to VDA 6.3 and ISO TS 16949.
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)
In the context of a quality excellence project for an international manufacturer of lightweight parts for the automotive industry the KORN CONSULTGROUP Mexico performs qualification measures. Workshops on the shop floor with all employees and managers are performed to ensure the content penetration in all levels of the company.
The cooperation between KORN CONSULT GROUP and a leading global Tier 1 for vibration technology strategically expanded due to the success achieved after a very short time. The nominated worldwide consultant team supported thanks to its experience successfully in different relocation-, supplier development -, launch -, and task force projects
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order by a manufacturer of pressure sensors for automotive engineering for operational and customer interim support in the area of quality management. The requirement of comprehensive knowledge in Six Sigma and black belt qualification could meet by our experienced senior consultant. Thanks to the quick work of our interim manager the process and organizational design in the field of quality was optimized and permanently stabilized.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.