Adapt to the global market

Value Chain Strategy

The global market is constantly changing. It has shifted from products to solutions and end-to-end supply chains. Yet companies are still struggling to develop adaptive supply chains to keep up. While they have often taken advantage of operational improvement opportunities, the optimal strategic design and continuous adaptation of their supply networks is more important than ever. Companies need to move to a multi-dimensional approach to network design to achieve the required levels of service, cost, risk, flexibility and innovation.

We work with you to create a clear picture of your supply chain strategy, enabling effective planning, coordination and management of your network. Avoid bottlenecks with us and react flexibly to changes. This enables you to use your supply chain as a strategic competitive advantage.

Our Consulting Services in Value Chain Strategy

A competitive advantage in uncertain times

Your challenges:

  • In the target system for your supply chain, resilience and sustainability play a role alongside costs.
  • You have to find the optimal positioning between an efficient and a responsive alignment of your supply chain.

UNITY solution approach:

  • Supply chain segmentation: Develop the target picture for the end-to-end value network through the appropriate segmentation for products, customers, markets and lead times.
  • Derive use cases and recommendations for action for processes, IT and organization
  • Develop a roadmap for implementation to support the business model
Proactive foresight with SCM scenarios

Your challenges:

  • Operational risks and disruptions are threatening several areas of your supply chain and thus the entire value creation.
  • Possible future scenarios materializing in SCM will jeopardize your company's ability to do business.

UNITY solution approach

  • Future scenarios: Develop future scenarios and corresponding measures by analyzing trends.
  • Early warning system: Using sound data tools, discover dangers and potentials before they occur.
  • Recommendations for action: We derive concrete recommendations for action for the entire E2E supply chain.
Location as a sustainable driver of the business model

Your challenges:

  • How can your company provide a valid answer to a complex question related to location?
  • Which target groups and markets should be served?

UNITY solution approach

  • Analysis: Multidimensional mapping of the complexity of a site selection (e.g. geographic location, infrastructure, legal framework, personnel, costs, risks)
  • Assessment: Evaluate the sites, taking into account the corporate strategy as well as quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Decision: Validate the supply chain and costs as well as recommendation for action as part of the decision-making process
Producing the right product in the right place

Your challenges:

  • Intransparent, cross-plant production system
  • Many redundancies in production and organization
  • High logistics costs in the value network

UNITY solution approach

  • Evaluate the production network / uncover potential for reducing costs in organization, production and logistics
  • Analyze possible site scenarios within your production network using standardized evaluation criteria
  • Analyze cross-site production programs and identify cost potentials
  • Evaluate your current make or buy structure, analyze your supplier portfolio and derive measures
Improved supply chain performance through integrated business planning

Your challenges:

  • Lack of a synchronized planning process between sales, production and finances
  • Loss of efficiency in operational processing

UNITY solution approach:

  • Maturity analysis to assess the need for action
  • Integrated and end-to-end planning by defining processes, organization and IT
  • E2E consulting from concept to implementation: transformation of the planning chain including system support and rollout
Find the best path with our help

Your challenges:

  • High expenses for inbound, intercompany and outbound transportation
  • Low utilization of the vehicle fleet
  • Need for measures to increase sustainability

UNITY solution approach 

  • Requirements analysis: Type and quantity of goods to be transported, delivery dates, delivery locations, transport modes and special requirements 
  • Data procurement: Holistic view of transport planning data -- from purchasing to sales including material data 
  • Route & capacity planning: Select optimal transport routes and assign means of transportation for the planned routes 
  • Implement and monitor transport planning
Outsource transportation and logistics activities efficiently and cost-effectively

Your challenges:

  • Complex supply chains with many players, different transportation modes and international deliveries
  • Limited resources such as lack of transportation fleets, storage capacity or expertise

UNITY solution approach:

  • Needs analysis: define your specific needs, such as types of transportation, volume, geographic reach
  • Identify suppliers and request quotations from potential service providers
  • Evaluate based on defined criteria and make a decision
  • Develop a guideline for contract negotiation
Unlock potentials through transparency & efficiency in your supply chain

Your challenges:

  • Delivery interruptions, poor product quality and price increases
  • Poor adherence to delivery deadlines, poor customer service and low flexibility

UNITY solution approach:

  • Develop a targeted supplier management playbook to harmonize supplier management processes and activities.
  • Identify and develop strategic partnerships through supplier segmentation and evaluation
  • Conduct supplier audits and define development measures for long-term improvement of performance and quality

Project Stories in Supply Chain Management

  • Restructuring of the Diebold Nixdorf site in Paderborn
  • V-ZUG 33 – Logistics concept vertical factory
  • Support of digitalization pilots
  • Resource efficiency through Supply Cart System
  • Standardization of Packaging Material
  • Development of Roadmap 2020
  • Increasing efficiency and lead times
  • Realizing digital customer journey
  • Design of Inbound, Inner-Plant and Outbound Logistics
  • 资源管理 (仅提供英文版本)
  • Concept creation of a digital process platform

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For over 20 years, celver has been implementing complex planning and analysis solutions based on smart data architectures for customers from a wide range of industries and of all sizes. celver's goal: to jointly develop customized solutions that form the basis for data-supported decisions. With innovative concepts and technologies, celver provides support from specialist consulting to process definition, complete implementation and integration into the system landscape through to training, roll-out and change management.

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Your contacts for Value Chain Strategy

Jan Weirich

Head of SCM & Logistics

Cologne, Germany
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Manuel Kumle

Head of Business Area

Stuttgart, Germany
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Katharina Pierschalik

Partner, Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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René Szepanski

Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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