ConMoto is looking for engineering skill + technical knowledge + interdisciplinarity

ConMoto is looking for engineering skill + technical knowledge + interdisciplinarity
83% of our consultants are engineers.

On the occasion of the German Industrial Engineer Day 2019, the book “Industrial Engineering 2019” was issued. Within the scope of the publication, the German Association of Industrial Engineers (vwi) draws a comprehensive picture of the profession. ConMoto is also represented there: by placing a recruitment ad, we would like to stir the interest of excellent engineers in consulting. After all, ConMoto’s projetcs rely on the competence of engineers as well – engineering skill + technical knowledge + interdisciplinarity is a good approach to problem solving.

In June 2019, ConMoto Chairman Dr.-Ing Ralf Feierabend spoke about his background as a industrial engineer, entrepreneurship and other topics during the vwi summer interview (in German only).

CapEx optimization: Exploiting procurement potentials

Titelbild ConMoto Broschüre Investitionsgüter Einkauf
German title of the ConMoto brochure “Producer goods procurement”

Companies waste good money when it comes to procurement. The main reasons are:

  • Procurement is being included at a much later stage than necessary,
  • Specifications and guidelines are unspecific or incomplete and
  • Decision making and implementation suffer from poor coordination.

Those issues apply to the private and public sectors alike. A practical example: in bridge construction, 15 percent of the costs can be saved by early cross-functional standardization of the concept. As a result, you get “more bridge fo your money”, a higher level of quality and faster completion.

Important levers are:

  • The implementation of standard specifications,
  • Standardized type statics and planning documents as well as
  • The procurement of modular prefabricated components.

ConMoto’s expertise shows that significant savings are possible for manufacturing companies as well. Depending on the sector, the procurement volume can be reduced by 19 percent and project terms by 1/3. We are offering a comprehensive set of modules for the procurement of producer goods – for the industry, service and public sectors alike. Would you like to know more about the optimization of life cycle costs by effective procurement and fast implementation? The latest ConMoto brochure is available for download in German here. While we are still working on the English translation, why not drop us an e-mail on the subject?

Mastering the ConMoto jump: Finja Bormann fourth in Oldenburg

AUFFARTH Sandra (GER), BÖCKMANN Gilbert (Trainer) Oldenburg - AGRAVIS Cup 2019 Impression am Rande Großer Preis von Oldenburg präsentiert von AGRAVIS und den regionalen Raiffeisen-Genossenschaften, GVO Versicherung, MITSUBISHI MOTORS, Familie Wendeln sowie weiteren Partnern der Region Weser-Ems CSI3* - Int. Springprüfung mit Stechen - 1.55 m 03. November 2019 © www.sportfotos-lafrentz.de/Stefan Lafrentz
Sandra Auffahrt and her coach Gilbert Böckmann discuss their strategy at the Oldenburg Großer Preis

We are especally happy to hear that Finja Bormann and A Crazy Son of Lavina have mastered the ConMoto jump at the Oldenburg Großer Preis perfectly: the pair was flawless in both the initial round and the jump-off.

Finally, Finja Bormann ranked fourth, coming in only 0.92 seconds after winner Julien Anquetin on Gravity of Greenhill. Patrick Stühlmeyer on Chacgrano and Jan Wernke on Nashville ranked second and third. The first four contestants remained free of knockdowns – and were less than a second apart.

ConMoto as an employer: Open and active on kununu

ConMoto as an employer: Open and active on kununu
kununu.de (2019-10-15)

It is a well-known fact: a company’s employees are its most important resource. Therefore, we at ConMoto are especially pleased by the recognition we are receiving at the German employer rating portal kununu.

More than 60 applicants, current and former employees have given us feedback so far. We are very proud to have achieved an average rating of 4,0 of 5,0 possible points already. Of course, there is room for further improvement. Still we may conclude that overall, ConMoto is on the right track as an employer.

As much as we appreciate the rating as such, we also understand that numbers alone will not suffice. With regards to kununu, we highly value the possibility of an open and active interaction with the platform users. ConMotos is listening – and reacting to the feedback we receive. We take our responsibility as a “Top Employer 2019 in the mid-sized company sector” very seriously and aim to live up to the obligation.

Prepared for the future? Find out by taking the ConMoto Procurement 4.0 Check!

Maturity Level Procurment 4.0 Matrix
Maturity Level Procurment 4.0 Matrix

Does your procurement department have a digitization strategy? Will you be able to profit from the chances of digitization?

The ConMoto Procurement 4.0 Check supports you and your employees in analyzing the maturity level of your procurement department. Our maturity level model helps evaluate quickly how your procurement department is performing.

Potentials and fields of action for a successful transformation of your procurement become visible at a glance. Additionally, the Procurement 4.0 Check is providing you with recommendations for action:

  • Smart operations enable you to raise the potentials of your value creation chain by making use of the automation of workflows and their connection.
  • Smart data provides reliable data for intelligent and conclusive simulations and forecasts.
  • Smart services lay the foundations for innovation sourcing and procurement engineering.

Taking goal-oriented action leads to a fully connected procurement organization by including suppliers as well as business partners as value creation partners and creating a flexible, cross-functional procurement system. ConMoto can not only check the maturity level of your procurement – if desired, we will also assist you during all steps of the digital transformation.

Contact our procurement experts now at: business@conmoto.de.

ConMoto press review: Maintenance in the pharmaceutical industry

Title of the German magazine phpro
phpro issue 03-2019

The “phpro” magazine, specialized in process technology for the pharma industry, had invited several experts from the industry as well as suppliers and service partners to discuss the hot topic of Maintenance 4.0. How does digitization influence maintenance within the pharmaceutical industry? And which expectations do pharma companies have towards suppliers and service partners?

Nils Blechschmidt, Managing Partner at ConMoto, seized the opportunity to speak about these and other interesting issues within the scope of a round table talk as well. Step stones regarding the increase in system availability like digitization, communication, documentation, complexity and outsourcing where topics the expert panel reviewed, analyzed and assessed.

The article titled “Instandhaltung in der Pharmaindustrie – Experten im Gespräch” (in German only) was published in issue 02-2019 of the magazine phpro and is available as an excerpt for download here. The second part of the series “Weniger Papier, mehr Partnerschaften” (in German only) in issue 03-2019 can be found here.

VWI-interview with ConMoto’s managing partner Dr.-Ing. Ralf Feierabend

ConMoto-Gründer und Geschäftsführer Dr.-Ing. Ralf Feierabend
Dr.-Ing. Ralf Feierabend

Each year the German Association of Industrial Engineers (VWI) conducts a series of interviews – the so-called “Summer Interviews” – with high-profile industrial engineers who are leaders in the business world or in academia. Recently the VWI interviewed ConMoto’s founder and managing partner Dr.-Ing. Ralf Feierabend.

Mr Feierabend talked about skills with special importance to industrial engineers, about working in interdisciplinary teams, about topics like diversity, and about trends in society that will shape the future. Read the entire interview in German.

Curbing costs now: ConMoto‘s new cost reduction study

Curbing costs now: ConMoto‘s new cost reduction study
Title of the ConMoto cost reduction study

Cut costs now! The message resounds throughout the offices and production halls of many companies for a variety of reasons: Disruption by technological change and the uncertainty of international markets are two of them. Another important motivation for savings: Cutting costs unlocks funds for investments into product developments generating successful products for the markets of the future.

ConMoto contributes to the current discussion on how to lower costs by introducing an innovative topical study. We analyze project results and show how an efficient cooperation between procurement and development departments can reduce product costs. At the same time, the optimization of production, logistics and administration improves efficiency. The average cost cuts and improvements in projects already show the potential still hidden in companies.

Costs down:

  • Ø reduction of products costs by 27 %,
  • Ø reduction of time-to-market by 29 %,
  • Ø reduction of organization and process costs by 16%,
  • Ø reduction of der capital expenditure by 13 %.

Productivity up:

  • Ø raise of productivity by 27 %,
  • Ø reduction of lead time by 21 %,
  • Ø improvement of supply capacity by 30 %,
  • Ø raise of OEE by 23 %.

The study explains procedures and methods in a compact manner. Additionally, case studies provide insight into our successful projects in different sectors. You may order our cost reduction study free of charge via e-mail via business@conmoto.de or give us a call at +49 89 780 66-138.

ConMoto donates IT equipment to charity foundation

ConMoto donates IT equipment to charity foundation
ConMoto employee Berenice Feierabend is handing over our donation to Dr. Franz Weindauer and Christian Leins of The Sunshine Project foundation

We are socially engaged – for us, not an obligation, but a privilege! Last week, ConMoto donated 60 Fujitsu notebooks as well as five HP and Canon printers to The Sunshine Project charity foundation (“Aktion Sonnenschein”) – Help for children with special needs. We were very happy to hand over our donation personally.

For more than 50 years, the Munich-based The Sunshine Project foundation has been actively contributing to inclusion by attending to children with and without disabilities and teaching them together. Christian Leins, employed at the foundation, confirms: „We are very happy about this generous donation, especially so because digitization is an issue at our school as well. Our heartfelt thanks go to the whole ConMoto-team for this great support at exactly the right time!”

You can read more about The Sunshine Project foundation here: https://aktionsonnenschein.com/ (in German only)

ConMoto is one of the best consultants in 2019

ConMoto is one of the best consultants in 2019
The TOP CONSULTANT 2019 award

For the tenth time, the competition TOP CONSULTANT has honored the best consultants for medium-sized companies in Germany. ConMoto was able to receive one of the coveted trophies as well.

The centerpiece of the analysis is a scientifically standardized survey of reference clients named by the respective participants. Thus, an assignment with the award TOP CONSULTANT identifies a client-centered consultancy with a clear medium-sized company focus.

The field of participants largely consists of management, IT and personnel consultants. The academic direction of the competition, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink, Professor for Management Consulting at the University of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Bianka Knoblach have conducted the analysis of these companies. Both are heading the Scientific Society for Management and Consulting (WGMB) in Bonn, Germany. Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Christian Wullf is the mentor of the contest and the German manager magazin is its media partner.

Due to its scientific background, TOP CONSULTANT brings more transparency to the consultant market. “The award is a great reference for consultants and an important landmark for companies in search of consultancy services.” says Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink.

We are very pleased about receiving the award and would like to express sincerest thanks to our clients who have given their feedback for our work. You can review ConMoto’s company profile here: https://www.beste-mittelstandsberater.de/2019/conmoto-consulting-group-gmbh.html (in German only).