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Tebis Consulting: Project management for die, model and mold manufacturing

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09/09/2016

Software and process provider Tebis has brought a new service to the market with "Project management for die, model and mold manufacturing". With proven methods and industry-specific expertise, Tebis Consulting is introducing this professional approach to small and medium-sized companies. Customized solutions enable these companies to process their orders with optimal efficiency in terms of scheduling, quality and cost, regardless of the size of the order.

Efficient planning, implementation and controlling of projects is a challenge for many small and medium-sized die and mold manufacturers, because they are increasingly confronted with dynamic markets, shorter innovation cycles and increasingly complex requirements for the components to be manufactured. Resource and capacity planning quickly loses accuracy, or unexpected expenditures and conflicts result when their customers' requirements change. As a result, Project costs run out of control, supply management is not optimal and the flow of information is not transparent enough.

Successful project management allows companies to efficiently complete their orders according to the agreed conditions for deadlines, cost, quality and scope. This also ensures that companies function at peak capacity and always take the most efficient and professional approach. This gives die and mold manufacturers a clear competitive advantage in winning new orders. With "Project management for die, model and mold manufacturing," the Tebis Consulting staff helps manufacturers lay an appropriate foundation and provides the required tools and structures. The consultants advise their customers and offer implementation support. Upon the customer's request, they can also assume responsibility for project management and support internal project implementation.

Of utmost importance: Establishing a project culture

In its consulting and implementation activities, Tebis checks the quality of routine project work, for example. The specialists also identify weaknesses in the project process and develop a protocol for analyzing the current situation and target concepts. Then they optimize project management within the company or introduce it for the first time. The process provider develops customized templates and individual procedures for this purpose. And, because the process always involves humans, Tebis places great emphasis on developing a relevant project culture. The services offered also include training of team members, personal coaching and support for the project manager.

Model and mold manufacturers that rely on this service from Tebis Consulting can improve and optimize their project efficiency and effectively control and monitor project procedures. The consultants can detect project risks, additional expenditures and other problems in advance, and can help to better plan the company's resources. They work to reduce the potential for conflict with their customers and establish more transparent information flows.

Proven in practice

Josef Hofmann Modell- und Leuchtentechnik GmbH in Ingolstadt was convinced by these benefits. The company's offering: everything from a single source, high-quality, cost-effective and at the promised deadlines. This means that the manufacturer must always process customer orders as efficiently as possible. This medium-sized company turned to the process provider with the goal of ensuring long-term capability for its customers.

Tebis Consulting’s initial task was to secure the implementation of specific customer projects using project management methods and to prepare the company for the implementation of professional, comprehensive project management. The work began with an analysis of the current situation. The investigation revealed potential for improvement in several areas. These included incomplete communication and documentation of agreements with customers, unclearly written orders or incorrect recording of purchased parts. The reasons for these weaknesses included a lack of standards and structures, uncertain role assignments and insufficient project transparency. The process provider's consultants developed a concept for project implementation at Hofmann, along with guidelines and templates for internal procedures and activities. These also took the company's strategic objectives into account. With support from Tebis, Hofmann was able to structure its processes more efficiently and thereby to significantly improve customer satisfaction.


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