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Consulting Seminars

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Companies are confronted by a constantly changing environment; the successful way to respond to the associated challenges is to evolve and to be open to new ideas. Therefore, you and your staff must be ready to react quickly and adequately to any dynamic conditions. It is our goal to transfer specific knowledge and skills through our consulting seminar program to your company – your employees will be motivated and the company will benefit from a more effective and efficient working system and environment. Our service will bring competence and qualifications to your daily business.

Our Approach

UNITY’s approach - Consulting Seminar – is based on our long years of consulting experience and best-practices. The guiding principle of our Seminar Programs is the empowerment of our clients and staffs. Our goal is to provide the participants with not only insight, but to qualify them to individually develop innovative solutions. As a result, the participants will be able to efficiently apply the know-how in their day-to-day business and professional life. Aside from the knowledge transfer, it is also imperative to ensure that the insights are translated into a sustainable, long-term change in personal conduct and behavior.The consulting seminars are customized to the client’s specific requirements and can be held either in closed-groups at the company site or in open-sessions. UNITY employs only experienced coaches and consultants in all seminar programs.

Our Seminars

  • “Industry […] in the age of digitalization […] creates new growth potentials” - Angela Merkel (Federal Chancellor of Germany) Industrie 4.0 also called “the internet of things” connects technology and people to bring new business potentials to manufacturing companies. This means new opportunities but also new challenges for every company and employee. Innovative business models can be facilitated. Highly personalized, interactive, digitalized products and services that combine solutions with requirements and create additional value are created. We will show you examples and ideas to help you find new fields of improvement adapting smart technologies, participating in this development and identifying the major areas of interest for your company.

    At a glance

    • Targeted towards medium-level and high-level management
    • High quality event: input sessions & best practices
    • Networking with snacks and drinks

    Benefits and Values

    • What is “Internet of Things and Data”
    • Innovative business model examples
    • Smart products and smart services
    • Digitalization and integration of value chains
    • Identification of potentials
    • Development of a implementation roadmap and identification of main implementation barriers
    • Sharing best practice with other participants and experts

    Agenda

    • Introduction of “Industrie 4.0”
    • Definition of the 4th industrial revolution
    • Opportunities: New business models
    • Opportunities: Digitalization of products and services
    • Strategy development process
    • Collection of improvement potentials
    • Development of strategy and roadmaps
  • Many years of lean management and strong IT integration have created greatly interconnected and efficient supply chains. The challenges that arise from these highly complex and interlinked logistical networks are challenging further development. Industry 4.0 in the area of logistics answers these complexity challenges with an increase in the use of technology like RFID – thereby enabling better tracking of items - and combine these hardware upgrades with developments in the fields of analytics – e.g. big data- in order to achieve benefits for the whole supply chain down to company internal logistical tasks. Starting from the comprehensive experience in the field of lean management projects UNITY will draw a direct line from lean management methods to the new concepts of Industry 4.0 and smart logistics. We will show you examples and ideas that help you find new fields of improvement and ways to participate in this development and identify the major topics for your company.

    Target Groups

    • Upper Management, COO
    • Department Managers of operation functions
    • Industrial Engineers and High Potentials

    Benefits and Added-Values 

    • What is smart logistics and smart supply chain management in the context of Industry 4.0
    • Learn about the benefits and efforts of introducing your organization to smart logistics
    • Get an overview of the future capabilities and requirements of smart logistics networks
    • Collect new ideas to increase the efficiency of your overall supply chain 

    Agenda 

    • From lean to smart 
      • Introduction of Industry 4.0
      • Introduction of smart logistics
    • Learn from practice
      • Examples of smart logistics
      • Discussion of different perspectives
  • „The only way to assert ourselves is via the provision of better service. The customers are gods.“ - Jeffrey Preston Bezos (Founder and CEO of Amazon)

    Industry 4.0 is also called “the Internet of Things” and connects technology and people to bring new business potentials for manufacturing companies. This means new opportunities but also new challenges for every company. 

    Highly personalized, interactive services that combine solutions with requirements and create additional value.

    Starting from the comprehensive experience in the field of innovation management projects, UNITY will introduce the CRM 4.0 model and provide knowledge in the innovation of service business models, process improvements and the implementation of a new service business.

    We will show you examples and ideas to help you find new fields of improvement, adapting smart technologies, participating in this development and identifying the major topics for your company.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management
    • Department Managers of Marketing, Sales and Service
    • High Potentials

    Benefits and Added-Values

    • How internet of services brings new opportunities to companies
    • Innovative business model examples
    • What are smart services in the context of Industry 4.0 (new technical solutions)
    • We provide the methodology to describe a new business model for the service business.
    • We provide methodology to set up new service processes
    • To share best practice with other experts and managers  

    Agenda

    • Innovation of business models
      • Introduction of Internet of Data/Services
      • New business models for services
      • How to draw a new business model
    • Build up new smart services
      • Customer activity circle approach
      • Development of new services
      • Perspectives for your company
  • Systems Engineering (SE) enables product engineering projects to find the optimal solution within their time and cost framework. SE integrates aspects from the market and technology over the entire life-cycle, ensuring companies are fit for the future.

    The “Systems Engineering for Decision Makers” seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the methods of System Engineering. UNITY has a wealth of experiences in various approaches for different industries and applications – from product and process-related issues to organizational challenges. The seminar is based on selected business cases of highly relevant practical applications.

    Target Groups

    • Upper Management (CTO, General Manager)
    • Engineering Manager
    • Enterprise Process Manager
    • Project Manager

    Benefits and Added-Values 

    • You will learn a holistic and leading integration approach of SE in the organization
    • You will learn how to implement SE successfully based on selected business cases of various industries
    • You will gain insight on making informed and effective decisions with respects to SE within your organization
    • You will benefit from exchanges with international experts and practitioners from various companies

    Agenda  

    • Systems Engineering in Projects
      • Requirements Management from the customer to the solution
      • Functional design and architecture development
      • Verification and validation
      • Configuration and risk management
    • Systems Engineering in the Organization
      • Tasks and roles
      • Infrastructure and interface management
      • Performance evaluation and organizational development
  • „Internet of Things finds its way to factory“ (FAZ)

    In a digital, globalized world, the requirements of business models are dynamically evolving. In this context, a factory must create added value for many years and also stay flexible. This is where innovative planning comes in. It begins with shaping a forward-thinking corporate strategy and includes digital planning skills as well as best-practices and future knowledge.

    A high level of planning quality requires an integrative understanding of the process landscape, technology used, organization and IT.

    This seminar focuses on key elements of digital factories. In form of case studies and best practice examples, participants have the opportunity to evaluate the real benefit of a digitalized factory.

    Benefits and Added-Values

    • To understand how internet of services and things offer new opportunities to increase process efficiency and effectiveness in the factory.
    • To understand key elements of a smart factory
    • To get to know process analysis including IT and equipment
    • To understand simulation supporting design validation
    • To share best practices with other participants and experts

    Target Groups  

    • Upper Management, COO
    • Department Managers Industrial Engineering/Production
    • High potentials
  • The first three industrial revolutions came about as a result ofmechanization, electricity and IT. Now, the introduction of theInternet of Things and Services into the manufacturing environmentis ushering us into a fourth industrial revolution. In this environment,information technology represents a critical backbone to allsuccessful and efficient enterprises.IT substitutes manual work in administrative as well asmanufacturing areas and hence becomes an important productionfactor for every kind of business.Increasing performance and availability combined with decreasingcosts of IT solutions lead to the dire necessity of developing thecapability to properly realize IT projects – to ensure sustainedsuccess of the company and its ventures.The proper assessment of requirements, selection of adequatesolutions and their successful implementation can give yourbusiness a crucial competitive edge.Our “Successful Management of IT Projects” Seminar provides abroad overview of (IT) project management knowledge, mostcommon mistakes and key success factors presented with a stronguser-oriented approach.UNITY has a wealth of experience in various approaches fordifferent industries and applications, enabling us to provide you withhighly practically-relevant trainings and empowering you toimplement the right IT solutions in an appropriate manner.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management/Chief Information Officers
    • IT Director/IT Senior Manager
    • IT Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Members of PMO
    • Members of IT Project Management

     Benefits and Added-Values 

    • You will get a broad but comprehensive overview of successful approaches on IT and general project management.
    • You will understand important tools and methods for requirements analysis, solution/tool selection, effective implementation measures and the economic impact of your IT-projects.
    • You will acquire best practice experiences and receive valuable hints on the application of your individual business case.
    • You will understand how to achieve the perfect balance between a cutting-edge IT Management and cost efficiency.
    • You will exchange with experienced consultants and practitioners coming from different industries and countries. 

    Agenda

    1. Definition and characteristics of IT-Projects

    • Relevance and position in current business contexts
    • Distinction and specific features

    2. Management and implementation of IT-Projects

    • Project Management basics
    • Analysis of requirements, selection of solutions and suppliers, approaches on proper implementation

    3. Change Management basics

    • Key success factors and common mistakes
    • Prerequisites, conditions and interrelations
    • Do´s and Don'ts
    • Countermeasures

    4. Key success factors and common mistakes

  • The readiness of production companies for fundamental changes requires a fit and flexible culture, processes and systems. The acquisition of lean knowledge/principles and the awareness of wastes/customer orientation is essential in order to achieve quick-wins and to start a change process within the organization. In this seminar, UNITY will introduce main lean principles with a mix of theoretic inputs and exercises. Afterwards, participants will take part in some key lean elements such as continuous improvement, management @shop floor, production line design and logistics.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management, COO
    • Department Managers of operation functions, sales and engineering functions
    • Industrial Engineers and High Potentials 

    Benefits and Added-Values 

    • You will understand waste and value-added activities in production
    • You will acquire basic knowledge in lean and lean management
    • You will learn methods and tools of various lean management elements
    • You will exchange with experienced consultants and practitioners coming from different industries

    Agenda

    Introduction of Lean

    • Awareness of wastes
    • LEGO - Game

    Main elements of lean

    • Lean principles
    • CIP
    • Management @shop floor
    • Production line design
    • Lean logistics
  • The first three industrial revolutions came about as a result of mechanization, electricity and IT. Now, the introduction of the Internet of Things and Services into the manufacturing environment is ushering us into a fourth industrial revolution. The readiness of the organization for fundamental changes requires a fit and flexible culture, system and most importantly – process. We optimize the business processes (BP) of our clients to make better use of current potentials and synergies. In the area of Business Process Management (BPM), process modeling is the foundation of any BP restructuring project and for the introduction of improvement measures. To achieve these goals, UNITY makes use of the OMEGA (Object-Oriented Method of Business Process Modeling and Analysis) method, allowing for complex company processes to become transparent and be open for analysis.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management
    • Department Managers of operation functions, sales and engineering functions
    • Project Managers and High Potentials

    Benefits and Added-Values 

    • You will acquire basic knowledge in process management
    • You will understand how to model business processes with diverse OMEGA tools and will apply these in exercises
    • You will acquire best-practice experiences in how to implement process analysis and reengineering projects
    • You will exchange with experienced consultants and practitioners coming from different industries

     Agenda

    • Basics of Business Process Management
      • Process definition and organization
      • Types of processes
    • Basics of Business Process Modelling
      • Introduction of the as-is process documentation
      • Interview and workshop techniques
      • Methods of moderation for OMEGA
      • Modeling approach
  • The first three industrial revolutions were results of mechanization,electricity and IT. Now, the introduction of the Internet of Things andServices into the production environment is ushering in a fourthindustrial revolution.Increasing automation and digital integration of production facilities,in combination with growing variations of malware and possibletarget points of cyber attacks result in substantial financial andenterprise-threatening risks.In order to ensure effective protection and stable businessoperations it is imperative to be aware of those risks and to have anappropriate concept in place on how to deal with them.The “IT-Security in Production Environments” seminar provides acomprehensive overview of tools and methods used to analyze andassess your IT-Security risks; how to efficiently introduce countermeasures in order to prevent fatal damage caused by cyber attacks,and provides you with the skills and knowledge on how tosuccessfully implement an encompassing and future-proof ITSecurityManagement.UNITY has a wealth of experience in various approaches fordifferent industries and applications, enabling us to give you highlypractically-relevant training and empowering you to find anindividual solution for your business.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management, CIO
    • Maintenance responsible for production machines/devices
    • Department Managers of production planning, engineering and operational functions

     Benefits and Added-Values 

    • You will understand important tools and methods for risk analysis and assessment, effective implementation measures and their economic impact.
    • You will acquire best practice experiences on the successful implementation of organizational concepts and apply this on your individual business case.
    • You will understand how to achieve the perfect balance between a maximum level of protection and optimization of security costs.
    • You will interchange with experienced consultants and practitioners coming from different industries.

     Agenda

    1. Analysis of your current individual situation regarding

    • The status quo of your IT-Security
    • Potential weaknesses
    • Areas/data particularly worth protecting
      • Method: Risk analysis

    2. Development of appropriate counter-measures

    • What kind of measures do exist
    • What additional investments make the most sense
    • How to find the right balance between protection and cost
      • Methods: profitability analysis; feasibility study; impact study

    3. Implementation of counter-measures 

    • Categorization of counter-measures regarding time-frame and purpose
    • Approaches on the successful implementation of defined measures
      • Methods: Technical/organizational approaches (will be elaborated with seminar participants) 
  • Interconnection is an important topic in todays world of supply chainmanagement. Thanks to new developments in IT systems andintegrating the logistics network of your company becomes apotential field for optimization. With the new concepts of Industry4.0, the possibilities of making a substantial contribution to acompany's success become even greater.During this training we will teach you the basic knowledge aboutnetwork planning. UNITY has a wide experience in this field and willgive you some best practice experience in how you design andsetup a logistics network and how to optimize it.We will show you some approaches how the concept of Industry 4.0can support the tasks of running a logistics network.We will illustrate examples and ideas that will help you identify newfields for improvement and identify the major topics for yourcompany in your logistics network.

    Target Groups

    • Upper Management
    • Department Managers of operation functions
    • Industrial Engineers and High Potentials

    Benefits and Added-Values

    • Understand the significance of a transportation network for a manufacturing or trade company
    • Learn to setup a network plan for your transportation network
    • Learn how to find strengths and weaknesses and optimize your network
    • Learn about network planning software to support your efforts
    • Determining the optimum number and location of sites
    • Identify cost drivers and critical processes
    • Learn to put your focus on the total costs

    Agenda

    • Network planning basics
      • What is a logistics network
      • How to map a network
      • Exercises in network mapping and analysis
    • Industry 4.0 and network planning
      • Introduction of Industry 4.0
      • What can Industry 4.0 do in the field of network planning
    • Optimization and cost reduction
      • Optimizing a network using software
      • Discussions about the perspectives for you company
  • „Internet of Things finds its way to factory“ (FAZ)

    In a digital, globalized world, the requirements of business models are dynamically evolving. In this context, a factory must create added value for many years and also stay flexible. This is where innovative planning comes in. It begins with shaping a forward-thinking corporate strategy and includes digital planning skills as well as best-practices and future knowledge.

    A high level of planning quality requires an integrative understanding of the process landscape, technology used, organization and IT.

    This seminar focuses on key elements of digital factories. In form of case studies and best practice examples, participants have the opportunity to evaluate the real benefit of a digitalized factory.

    Target Groups 

    • Upper Management
    • IT Directors, IT Managers
    • Leaders of other enterprise functions

    Benefits and Added-Values 

    • Understanding of requirements on IT in the age of Industry 4.0
    • Identification of opportunities of future IT on business
    • Identification of risks and counter measures
    • Development of a implementation roadmap of smart infrastructure and main barriers of implementation
    • Sharing best practice with other participants and experts

    Agenda

    • Introduction of “Industrie 4.0”
      • Definition of the 4th industrial revolution
      • Opportunities: New business models
    • Key elements of Smart IT Infrastructure
      • Role of future IT & IT directions
      • OSI infrastructure model
      • Key elements of IT infrastructure
    • Roadmap of Implementation
      • Smart IT infrastructure roadmap
      • CIO agenda

Upcoming Events and Seminars

Communication Forum

“Internal communications - how to bring together national cultures and company culture?”, 16. May 2017 in Shanghai

UNITY innovationday

"Digitalization & role of it’s OWL”
15. June 2017 in Shanghai

Seminar Lean Administration

20. June 2017 at Voith in Kunshan

You have questions regarding our Seminars? Please contact us, we would be glad to help you.

  • Inger Yin

    Junior Consultant

    +89 21 5888 6177

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    Shanghai

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