For the trusting cooperation in the past year, we would like to thank all our customers and business partners.
We wish you, your family and your employees a Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year 2019.
This year, our donation goes to a charitable purpose:
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
For this, as in every year, we renounce from buying Christmas presents. This organization was founded back in 1971 and becomes active when the national health system is no longer willing or able to help those affected. This is usually the case in armed conflicts and the consequences of flight and displacement, epidemics and natural disasters.
An automotive supplier from the Seating Systems division commissions the KORN CONSULT GROUP in the USA with an interim mandate. Our American Interim Manager is an expert in logistics and supply chain management. Significant improvements have already been made in a very short time, thanks to the holistic consideration and improvement of the logistics process, as well as its effects on other processes.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP has been commissioned by a Tier 1 supplier for moderation of Process FMEA and optimization of the current approach within the whole product realization process. The employed consultant develops methodological solutions with the core team and ensures implementation according to a systematic process. This will ensure an optimized process flow with defined teams, supported by qualified moderators.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received from a premium OEM an order to support the operational quality management in plant construction and project start-up at a supplier in Eastern Europe. The priorities here are the monitoring and improving the customer-specific requirements, as well as the implementation of the quality and inspection planning in the manufacturing processes.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP is awarded the "Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2018" award. As part of the award ceremony in Düsseldorf (Germany), WirtschaftsWoche editor-in-chief Bear Balzil congratulated the KORN CONSULT GROUP project team on this outstanding success and handed over the award „Best of Consulting for medium-sized businesses “ in the category "Operational Excellence".
We are grateful for this distinction. More
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was commissioned by a supplier of Interiors in the automotive industry to support a project. The locally based Senior Consultant initially developed a vulnerability and cause analysis. Subsequently, he has been operating as an on-site support to sustainably implement the de-escalation criteria in the production plant set by the OEM.
An OEM has commissioned the KORN CONSULT GROUP in the US to help launch new door panels at the world's largest production facility. We help one of the involved local suppliers. One of the challenges lies in the planning of the sophisticated and complex robot production line, which is needed by many teams. The goal is to de-escalate the situation and to catch up on the backlog as quickly as possible.
Holger Korn, Executive Consultant of the KORN CONSULT GROUP, represented the technical part on the implementation of automotive standards in a panel discussion at a conference on fuels and lubricants. The event, with almost 350 members from the chemical industry, took place in Ludwigshafen and was hosted by a global player in the industry. The discussion focused on the requirements and effects of the new IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3 standards.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was represented at the end of October at the Industry Expo & B2B Meetings, the leading B2B trade fair in Romania. The aim of this trade fair is the development and improvement of business relationships between companies. It is aimed at industrial professionals and suppliers and has the structure of a trade fair combined with busi-ness-to-business meetings. There were many interesting technical discussions and new con-tacts were made.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received a project order from a premium OEM for conducting potential analyzes for potential new suppliers. In doing so, the commissioning department of our customer relies on the expertise of the two Senior Consultants, who have already been involved in the further development of internal supplier management. In addition, he can rely on the many years of audit experience of the Consultants.
A key position in quality management of a Tier 1 Supplier -Division Powertrain / Fluid Management- was entrusted to the KORN CONSULT GROUP. The effective processing of production process- and product-approval could be increased together with the customer. The successful submission of the supplemented documents relieves the assigned project managers from now on. In the management review of the group, measurable benefits will be shown in the upcoming version.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in China was commissioned by a supplier of a Premium OEM to support in making the VDA 6.3 Readiness. The experienced, local team of Consultants helps prepare for a planned VDA 6.3 audit, by analyzing existing problems, working together to develop solutions, and by introducing implementation measures for improvement. The goal is a successfully completed audit.
KORN CONSULT GROUP was contracted for task force support by a Tier 1 supplier from Hungary. The KPI OEE is currently below the target, which is why it is difficult to comply with the needs of the ordering OEMs. The established Task Force Teams and our Senior Project Manager will stabilize production processes and reduce downtime in the production sections so that delivery will be done properly in the future for the OEM.
The yearly KORN CONSULT GROUP team event was held in Germany from 7 until September 8. Our employees from all over the world participated in trainings, workshops and interesting lectures. Our team visited Ronneburg castle and enjoyed a special show organized by the local falconry. We would like to thank all participants and look forward to future events!
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in Mexico was commissioned by an OEM to carry out supplier evaluations. For this purpose, the suitable evaluation criteria were settled together with our local Senior Consultant and then determined on site at the suppliers. We presented the evaluation results to our customer. These are the fundamentals for long-term strategic decisions in future collaboration with suppliers.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in the USA received a contract from a premium car manufacturer to improve the output of new mirrors into a model series. The supply was endangered after a successful production start and run-up of the new model vehicle. The task of our Senior Project Manager is to improve the supplier's production and to achieve on-time delivery in order to prevent further shortfalls.
We received an order from a premium OEM regarding quality parts management to a new airbag. The challenge for the Senior Consultant is to control the simulation of the individual parts, including the supplying 1st tier, to achieve the desired target range. By integrating in the OEM project team and visiting the subcontractor, we will achieve this goal in the set timeline and complete the project in early 2019.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP in the USA was commissioned by a car mirror manufacturer to optimize its supply management. Increasing backlogs led to risks for timely delivery to the ordering OEMs. To improve this, we set two main goals: reducing downtime and eliminating the causes of high reject rates. After a short time, the first measurable improvements were achieved, through intensive support.
From a manufacturer of bearings for automotive and industrial applications, the KORN CONSULT GROUP received a consulting contract for the systematic implementation of the technical requirements of its OEMs to suppliers. The project is being conducted in India by experienced colleagues with good OEM expertise. The project started according to the KCG 4-phase model with an analysis, followed by the root cause and design phase to define the work packages.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP has received several project assignments from a premium OEM to conduct potential analyses for new global suppliers. The client is relying on the expertise of our experienced Consultants who have already been involved in the development of internal preventative supplier management.
Furthermore, our client can confide in the long-standing and sustainable industrial experience of the Consultants.
Both the KORN CONSULT GROUP in China and Mexico have been commissioned by suppliers in the automotive industry to further develop internal processes in accordance with industry standards and VDA 6.3. The local Consultants carry out the projects in the respective national languages. Due to our many years of experience and the implementation of practice-oriented process analyzes, the projects were successfully and sustainably implemented for the customers.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a world-leading technological supplier for the automotive and engineering industries for executive coaching and shadowing. The employed Consultant brings in his well-founded coaching experience and high level of communication skills with best practice approaches in order to support the coachee in his new, extended task area. The goal is to create higher efficiency within the team collaboration.
KORN CONSULT GROUP once again awarded as TOP Consultant by independent institute
The KORN CONSULT GROUP received the "Top Consultant" award for the fifth time, presented by Christian WULFF, Federal President a.D., to Mr. and Mrs. KORN. This honor motivates all employees of the KORN CONSULT GROUP to maintain the high standard. We thank our customers for the positive feedback within the framework of the survey by Top Consultant.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. received an order from a manufacturer of lithium-ion accumulator (battery) systems for assistance in implementing a supplier development program at European standards. The Senior Consultant Team consists of native speakers and provides project support in four phases in China. Among others, a Root Cause Analyse and an implementation phase are to be performed in order to achieve the KPI’s set by the customers. The available method competency and process competency will positively impact coaching during project implementation.
An automotive supplier active in the area of seat systems commissions KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. with the improvement of the production process of its Mexico suppliers with a focus on logistics. Our local Senior Consultant supports among others the Tier 2 capacity and supply chain planning. Furthermore, he is responsible with optimizing and reporting daily manufacturing activities and their process. A positive supplier development will be thus ensured.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP South Africa PTY LTD has been commissioned by an automotive supplier for support in one of the manufacturing sites in South Africa with supplier issues. The local Senior Project Manager undertakes analysis, coaching as well as process improvement in order to clarify and remedy the causes of the supplying delay. The excellent process management knowledge and Operational Excellence of the Consultant will be helpful here in order to achieve optimal improvement results
The 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 the supplier development, as well as achieving the product maturity that the company is striving for and the scheduled supplying terms. This Operational Excellence Project will be implemented by a well-versed Senior Project Manager with hands-on experience.
KORN CONSULT GROUP has been commissioned by a Tier 1 for complaint management support. The main tasks of the employed experienced Consultant with technical formation consist of both internal and external complaint processing, directing the problem solving process as well as participating to Q-KVP. Through our commitment we help the industrial group achieve significant improvement in complaint management within the shortest possible time.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP US Inc. was commissioned by a premium automotive manufacturer for supplier support. The experienced Senior Consultant and Senior Project Manager help the suppliers in production and capacity planning as well as material flow planning and document the project progress and report back to the OEM and Tier 1 suppliers. In doing so, they work cross-functionally together with the local teams such as e.g. production and logistics in a tightly interlocked and goal-oriented manner.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by a leading aluminium packing manufacturer for the implementation of a Six Sigma-Workshop. The team of industry-versed consultants with Master Black Belt transmits the required data and analyses its potential. The Six Sigma Methodology is presented in the end and goals are defined with the workshop participants for establishing appropriate templates for analyses. The reported customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Index were very positive.
A worldwide electronic parts manufacturer commissioned KORN CONSULT GROUP Management Consulting Shanghai Co. Ltd. for the implementation of IATF 16949 in China. The local Senior Consultant ensures the success of this project, which is divided into four phases. The first two phases include a GAP Analyse as well as a Root Cause Analyse. The results will be implemented thereupon through trainings/coachings and process implementation in both subsequent implementation and verification phases in the whole company incl. Shop Floor.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP was commissioned by an OEM to implement requalifications at Tier 1 suppliers in Romania. The commissioned Senior Consultant is a local consultant with relevant language skills and hands-on product experience in process analysis according to VDA 6.3. The project was successfully implemented for all parties involved.
The KORN CONSULT GROUP Mexico S. de R.L. de CV received from a Premium OEM multiple commissions for quality assurance in its supply chain in Mexico. The local Senior Consultants take care of the project maturity degree, product/process quality and component logistics for the Premium OEM in the US as well as Mexico. Interior and exterior components are of particular concern at this point. The project was successfully started in 72 hours
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).
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.