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DIGITALIZATION ALONG THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN

Client: Company listed on DAX

Sector: Metal/materials trading

Project duration: 17 months

Revenue: 11.3 bn EUR

Contact: Dr. Jörg Schumacher

DIGITIZATION

Background

Digital transformation is no longer limited to technologically exposed industries, but also affects traditional business areas such as metal and materials trade. On the one hand, companies in this sector are confronted with very concrete challenges stemming from current digitization trends, on the other hand, they can use digitization to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

The options range from customer and supplier portals to eCommerce solutions or mobile applications, to intelligent connectivity of production machines and far-reaching automation of production. Even the use of self-learning algorithms based on Big Data in inventory and warehouse management is possible.

Implementation of such approaches requires extensive adjustments of organizational structures, business processes and IT systems. In order to be successful, the entire business model must therefore be thought through in the context of digitization and a holistic digitization program must be prepared.

  • Fine-tuning of digitization strategy

  • Detailing of overall program, projects and subprojects

  • Quantification of cost and earnings effects

  • Preparation and controlling of project budget and progress

  • Operational support of change management

  • Strategiekonzept und interne/externe Kommunikation

  • Ausarbeitung und Abstimmung der Programm-/Projektziele

  • Berechnungen 5-Jahres-Business Case

  • Weiterentwicklung des Projektportfolios/neue Ansätze

  • Projektmanagementoffice und Changemanagement

  • "Buy-in" of the management to the digitization program

  • Balanced project portfolio and project pipeline

  • Clear and transparent project goals with quantified benefits

  • Transparency in terms of project progress, effects, budget and risks