At the beginning of April, the KORN CONSULT GROUP was represented at the BMW Supplier Day in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Also this year, numerous suppliers will be again present at the "BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference". Holger Korn (CEO) and Rajiv Iyengar (President of KCG US Inc.) speak of an "all-round successful event where many good discussions were held".
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order for the implementation of process optimization from a world-leading manufacturer of special machines and systems for car manufacturers and their suppliers. The employed Senior Consultant develops methodological solutions with the individual departments and ensures implementation according to a systematic selection process. In the future, an optimized process flow will be achieved.
KORN CONSULT GROUP Management Consulting Shanghai Co., Ltd. has been commissioned by a supplier of automotive interior equipment with a management consulting project. The top priority of the local Chinese Senior Consultant is to achieve positive project task implementation. The effectiveness of the measures introduced in accordance with the relevant global automotive standards as well as project-relevant points are determined in a transparent manner, defined and improved.
KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. received an order from a premium OEM to support a first Tier. Due to the lack of delivery performance, its worldwide business status has been put on hold. With the on-site help of our Senior Project Manager, the supplier is returned to systematic and proactive process control. He verifies the individual processes within the organization and the functional areas concerned. The implementation has started successfully and after a short time the first processes are stabilized and the trend of the KPIs is positive. Now all teams are working on sustainability.
A first Tier for interiors has expanded its product range in the exteriors area. The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an OEM to support the supplier with a comprehensive package in the project phase worldwide due to the complexity resulted. The team of Senior Consultants from the respective regions ensures the sustainable implementation of the work packages in the areas of project management, production, quality and logistics at these locations (Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico & China).
The KORN CONSULT GROUP Management Consulting Shanghai Co. Ltd. was commissioned by a manufacturer of production equipment for OEMs with the conduct of a VDA 6.3 training with subsequent VDA 6.3 process audits. The locally based Senior Consultants in China conduct this in English and Mandarin. The project was successfully implemented due to many years of auditing experience as well as the knowledge gained in the implementation of practice-oriented process analyzes.
KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. received an order from a Premium car manufacturer to support the supplier management including capacity and supply management in the USA. The American Senior Project Manager with many years of automotive and quality expertise is on site daily at the supplier. In the future, he will support and ensure flawless delivery to the customer as well as the improvement of key figures.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order from a premium OEM for an Operational Excellence project at one of its marketing suppliers in China. After a potential analysis, the expert team used, consisting of a Senior Project Manager and a native-speaking Senior Consultant, supports the jointly developed optimization activities. After the implementation phase, the project will be evaluated according to VDA 6.3 methodology and the supplier will receive further commissions. This generated a WIN-WIN-WIN situation among all satisfied parties.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a premium OEM to carry out several supplier audits according to VDA 6.3 in Mexico. The locally based Lead Auditor and a Senior Consultant carry out this project. After completion of the audit preparation, such as process limitation and risk identification, a kick-off with the audit team and the process specialists takes place. Subsequently, the supplier audits are carried out, the evaluation and presentation of results is carried out together with the representatives of the OEM.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned with an INTERIM mandate from a Tier 1 worldwide known for innovation and high-tech in chassis technology. Our Senior Quality Manager, who serves as the Interim Manager, was on-site within 48 hours of being commissioned and undertook operational responsibility. Thus, the organizational occupancy gap is temporarily highly professional covered and our consultant can immediately actively assist in the implementation of the measures to de-escalate from Level 2 at the supplying OEM.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order for an internal system audit according to IATF 16949 from a new customer in the field of development and production of electronic assemblies for the control of car components. The customer plans this certification and would like to have an internal audit in advance, including the conduct of a Gap Analysis that shows the actual deviations. With the help of the employed Executive Consultant with ISO / TS 16949 auditors training, strong practical knowledge in quality management as well as using the KCG Gap Analysis tool, a successful certification is fully prepared.
KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. received the contract to offer support in supplier management, including capacity and supply management in Mexico from a developer and manufacturer of seating systems, -mechanisms and structures for the US automotive industry. The team of consultants, consisting of a Senior Project Manager (USA) and a Senior Consultant (MEX) has extensive experience in the areas of supplier management, production and shop floor management. This ensures the improvement of the key figures and the achievement of the awaited results.
Due to the short-term successes as well as detailed weak point analysis and root-cause analysis, the cooperation with a Tier 1 in Hungary was extended. The project team, consisting of an Executive and Senior Consultant, with many years of automotive experience, will continue to provide on-site operational support in order to anchor the de-escalation criteria specified by the OEM in robust processes in the production plant.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP has been commissioned by a Tier 1 of vibration control solutions for project support with focus on die casting in China. The employed Executive Consultant has intercultural experience in Asia as well as operational excellence and automotive experience.
A Premium car manufacturer commissioned KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. with a supplier's task force management. The local Senior Project Manager supports the Tier 1 and its suppliers in preparing the ramp-up of the quantities. In addition, improvements in cycle times, product flow and quality could be achieved within a very short time. In order to ensure measurability of success, key figures (KPIs) were used as a tool.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned with the management system transition to IATF 16949 by an automotive supplier from the field of injection molding, mold construction, surface finishing and assembly. After an appropriate GAP Analysis and the creation of an implementation road map, the IATF 16949 standard will be integrated into the existing management system. As an extension, the project will now be expanded to the production site in Mexico.
KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico has won a framework contract for Task Force projects with a Premium OEM. The local team of consultants offers support mainly in the areas of supplier development and production optimization. The intended result is to guarantee in the future a high-performance product development, a functional series start-up as well as a permanently secured production.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a Tier 1 with an Operational Excellence project. The assigned Senior Consultant is an expert in project and quality management. The main focus of the project is the introduction of new measuring techniques at the inspection during production as well as the reduction of complaints through failure analyzes. Together with the Production Managers, suitable countermeasures are developed and implemented, which will help to increase the output quantities in the future.
KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc was commissioned with a contract for an Interim Supplier Development role by a US developer and manufacturer of seating systems, mechanisms and structures for the automotive industry. The focus of the local Senior Project Manager is to coach the customer´s own SQE employees and to ensure the quality of logistics and of the quality department in the context of new developments, as well as the quality support of suppliers regarding the pre-series.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received an order from a Premium OEM for a VDA 6.3 auditing at a technology supplier. After reviewing the process priorities and identifying the risks, the project team conducted the audit according to the plan, in compliance with the Code of Conduct for Auditors. After its completion, an assessment according to the specifications of the VDA 6.3 system and the presentation of the results takes place.