The Automobile Industry at a Turning Point
We advise automotive manufacturers and suppliers on the transformation to adaptive organizations. With our many years of experience in automotive consulting, we build powerful, agile teams and consistently align companies with value streams.
What We Stand for
Our Focus in Automotive Consulting
Physical Product Development
Our Focus Topics
The automotive industry is one of the most complex systems. In addition to its global orientation, the interconnectedness of the various players also makes collaboration difficult. Let us therefore take a holistic view of the value chain to leverage synergies and reduce dependencies. Through targeted improvements along the value chain from parts to component and system suppliers to OEMs, we create the basis for successful strategic realignment.
A-SPICE and ISO26262 are certainly no strangers to you. Regulation is important, but it often leads to the introduction of complicated processes and tools. Many companies only create the impression of security and transparency. We show you that regulation can also be thought of and implemented in a different way: lean, dynamic and still audit-relevant.
Physical product development doesn’t work in agile? It does. Instead of several years of planning and detailed requirements management, the focus is on involving the customer and user. Let us help you think more agilely about product development in your company and benefit from rapid prototyping, digital twins, 3D printing and simulations to achieve customer-centric solutions faster.
Our Focus Topics
Today, a vehicle is much more than the sum of its parts. It must add value for the customer over the course of its life cycle. This can only be achieved through software, as it can be constantly updated and expanded. In the future, hardware will not only be influenced by its software, but the software will take center stage in the sense of a “software-defined vehicle”. This can only be achieved with new production development processes. We support you in it.
By embedded systems we mean complex real-time interactions across multiple systems. Therefore, software development is justifiably subject to regulatory requirements and industry-wide standards such as A-SPICE, ISO 26262 or IATF 16949. We show you how to align software development with regulatory requirements for quality as well as functional safety while ensuring the smoothness of your processes.
The more complex a product, the more advisable it is to maintain a lively exchange with the target group. Companies such as Tesla or BMW therefore feed new functionalities quickly and without barriers into the on-board systems of vehicles and improve them on the basis of real-time feedback. The focus on agile principles helps your company to deliver faster and in a more customer-centric way and to position itself in a strategic pioneering role on the market.
Business IT & Non-IT
Our Focus Topics
Are you planning to introduce a comprehensive IT system or are you in the middle of doing so? In addition to excellent IT specialists, success also requires colleagues from the business and the ability to work together cross-functionally. Blueprints like SAFe® are not always the best option. With our myScaled Agile scaling model, we guide you to the best individual solution for your company.
Can ERP systems be introduced in an agile manner at all? After all, they are usually only customized via settings and tested by the business department at the end, aren’t they? But it is precisely in ERP implementations that agility plays out its advantages, in that development is constantly along the user and thus feedback can quickly flow back to the teams responsible for the implementation.
Agile working offers numerous advantages far beyond product development. Your support units such as Marketing, People & Culture, Legal and even Accounting also want to be attractive for employees and score points with modern working methods. In addition, a consistent focus on the (internal) customer also helps in these areas to deliver regularly and to receive feedback quickly.
Learn more in our whitepaper.
This whitepaper provides reflections on holistically transforming companies in the German automotive sector.