Nils Blechschmidt interviewed by Ralph Szepanski

ConMoto’s Managing Partner Nils Blechschmidt was recently interviewed by the journalist Ralph Szepanski for a series called “The Business Debate”, talking about the role of maintenance and asset management in the age of Industry 4.0 the Internet of Things (IoT) and inter-connected manufacturing. The series brings together international renowned experts on the latest developments and future trends in all areas of business.

Blechschmidt discussed questions of digitization, automation and challenges that the effective maintenance management of tomorrow – buzzword Maintenance 4.0 – has to meet.

Watch the entire interview and get more information on maintenance and asset management.

ConMoto at the SME Annual Conference in Minneapolis

In a presentation at the 2018 SME ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Minneapolis ConMoto Managing Partner Nils Blechschmidt and Associate Partner Christian Frenzel talked about maintenance and how to apply lessons learned in the chemical industries, automotive or steel & metal to mining & metallurgy. The gave an outline of the experiences of more than 230 maintenance projects, explained best practices and introduced the ConMoto MaintenanceScoreTest© ton an audience of experts. Typical results of optimization projects are a 30 to 70 percent reduction of failure rates, decreasing maintenance costs by 10 to 23 percent and a lowering of parts consumption by 20 to 40 percent.

Thomas Klein new Senior Partner with ConMoto

Thomas Klein new Senior Partner with ConMotoThomas Klein is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has more than three decades years professional experience with renowned automobile manufacturers (OEM) and with automotive suppliers – in Germany, England and Portugal as plant manager. With a British manufacturer of motor yachts Thomas Klein was member of the management board as Chief Technical Officer.

As a freelance consultant for a global consulting firm his focus was on mechanical engineering and the steel industry.
Green Field projects, Brown Field projects and product launches are in his consulting portfolio. He is an expert in restructuring, lean manufacturing, lean coaching and transformation, as well as stamping technology.

At ConMoto Thomas Klein is responsible for Production & Logistics.

Arne Petersen joins ConMoto as Senior Partner

Arne Petersen joins ConMoto as Senior PartnerArne Petersen is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has more than 13 years of consulting experience in German companies and international businesses. His industry focus is on the automotive industry, producers as well as suppliers, commercial vehicles and special-purpose vehicles. Reorganization, restructuring and operational excellence programs are areas of his professional portfolio. He is an expert in product strategy and product management and takes the lead in implementing programs for agile product development as well as best-in-class development performance.

At ConMoto Arne Petersen is responsible for all aspects of product development and innovation management.

brand eins “Best Consultants 2017”: another award for ConMoto

Experts of other consulting firms and clients have spoken: ConMoto Consulting Group is among the “Best Consultants 2017”. The yearly survey of the consulting sector is compiled by brand eins Wissen and the statistics website Statista querying 1.800 consulting experts and 1.500 managers of small, medium and large businesses. For the second year in a row, ConMoto is on the leaderboard of consultancies for the mechanical engineering and plant engineering industry.

ConMoto at the Production Systems in Stuttgart

The ConMoto Consulting Group is sponsor of the Production Systems 2017, a leading event in Lean Management taking place on May 16th and 17th in Stuttgart. CEOs, COOs, plant managers and lean experts discuss hot topics like Industry 4.0 and current trends in production and leadership. There will be plenary discussions, several expert panels and seminars. The aim is to specify characteristics of successful production systems for the future.

Markus Korsten, Chief Manufacturing Officer at Apollo Tyres, introduces his company in the expert panel 2 “Lean in Human Resources and Organizational Development” with a case study on lean leadership in the VUCA world. One of his topics is leading a worldwide lean agile network in the Apollo family. ConMoto has supported Apollo on its lean journey.

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Skudelny joins ConMoto as Senior Partner

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Skudelny joins ConMoto as Senior PartnerDr.-Ing. Christoph Skudelny is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has 17 years of consulting experience in the fields of operations, operations strategy and supply chain management mainly in automotive, mechanical engineering and aircraft manufacturing. Furthermore he worked for an automotive supplier and in the steel industry and for several years he was CEO at a medium-sized manufacturer for metal tubes (automotive).

At ConMoto he is responsible for the topics production and supply chain management for clients of all industries.

Portrait of ConMoto in Handelsblatt

Decisive actions with proven positive EBIT effects instead of quasi solutions which look good on paper – that has been ConMoto’s objective since its foundation in 1990. Managing Partners Ralf Feierabend, Nils Blechschmidt, Marc Heinisch and Christoph Siegel introduce ConMoto Consulting Group in the Handelsblatt and explain, how we are setting companies and people in motion by creating inspiring solutions. Read the article here (german language).

Creating the optimal plant with ConMoto Asset Innovation

Asset Innovation is a building block of Maintenance 4.0, taking into account the entire life cycle of plants and machines. Asset Management leads the way to maximize machine capacity while at the same time minimizing overall costs. If Asset Management also addresses innovations in plant planning and plant layout, experts use the term Asset Innovation / Life Cycle Costing.
In the new White Paper “Maintenance 4.0 – Maintenance Management for the Factory of the Future”, ConMoto has calculated that by implementing Asset Innovation the life cycle costs of plants can be reduced by 15 to 30 percent. Thus Asset Innovation can result in savings that can be twice as high as the original procurement costs.
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Matthias Gläser joins ConMoto as Senior Partner

Matthias Gläser joins ConMoto as Senior PartnerMatthias Gläser is a new Senior Partner and shareholder with the ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH. He has two decades of experience in the industry sector and in consulting. He is an expert on Operational Excellence as well as on Lean and Change Management. Procurement, R&D and product development are focus areas of his consulting portfolio. Matthias Gläser has a significant track record in designing and sustainably implementing change processes in the automotive sector with manufacturers and suppliers, in mechanical engineering, in the steel industry, the aerospace industry, and in the service sector.

At ConMoto he is responsible for the topics procurement and R&D for clients of all industries.