The "Wirtschaftswoche" journal recognized the team in the category of "competitive strategies" and announced the winner on November 20. Jens Lüdtke, head of Tebis Consulting, accepted the award, together with the entire team. "We are deeply honored to receive the award for the best competitive strategy. We are happy to be recognized for the success of our customers," said Lüdtke.
This was the ninth year that the well-known business journal called for the submission of customer projects in one of the most comprehensive consultant assessments in Germany. Tebis participated with the project "repositioning of Formbar AG" in the “competitive strategies” category. The scientific advisory board and the jury were impressed by the outstanding customer benefit and long-term success. "This confirms our comprehensive approach and underscores our expertise in management consulting as well as in classic process consulting," says Lüdtke.
Machine run time doubled
The original core competence of Swiss company Formbar AG is in foundry model making. But the market and price situation in the industry became increasingly worse. The model and mold manufacturer was confronted with a shortage of qualified personnel, decreasing utilization of capacity, complex processes and clear losses. After a comprehensive analysis of the initial situation, Tebis Consulting worked with Formbar to develop a new target market strategy. In addition to management consulting for repositioning in the market, existing processes were improved through process consulting. Standardization and automated programming were introduced, with training, coaching and parallel implementation. The final evaluation yielded a clear plus in efficiency and process reliability: Machine run time was doubled with the same personnel. Formbar generated new customers – sales were increased by 70 percent and profit by 40 percent. The company is now also established in the Swiss market. "It was a very difficult time then, and many told me that I could not do it. Tebis gave us outstanding support and certainly contributed significantly to the fact that we are so efficient today," says Kaspar Hürlimann, managing director of Formbar AG.
Project competition "Best of Consulting Mittelstand"
Every year, the "Wirtschaftswoche" journal organizes the free project competition "Best of Consulting" (for medium-sized companies). As a prerequisite for participation, companies must have a minimum level of consulting revenues. A scientific advisory board and jury evaluate projects in ten categories. They review the project success of the consulting companies and evaluate them based on the criteria of technical and communications dimensions, actual impact and customer satisfaction.
Image 1: The team of Tebis Consulting proudly received the award of the business journal "WirtschaftsWoche" as „Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2018“ in the category of "competitive strategies“.
(from left to right: the consultants Tiago Ferreira and Burak Beklenoglu, Jens Lüdtke, Head of Tebis Consulting, Kaspar Hürlimann, Managing director of Formbar AG and the consultants Markus Rausch, Tomek Kawala, Julian Odeh)
Image 2: "WirtschaftsWoche" seal of quality, First Place „Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2018“ in the category "competitive strategies“
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