Production strategy
Manufacturing and logistics footprint design


Finding the right level of manufacturing depth and choosing the right locations – the long-term success of a company depends on these decisions. ConMoto helps you to find the correct answers with more than 30 years of strategy and implementation experience. We work closely to develop a forward-looking production strategy, thus enabling your company to adapt its value-added depth and (global) footprint to dynamic influencing factors and achieve a higher resilience. ConMoto offers you reliable solutions:

  • Production structures and technology portfolio
  • Core competencies and make-or-buy
  • Securing sites by performance improvement
  • Plant dimensioning and consolidation within the value-added network
  • Relocation of production
  • Expansion of production capacity at existing sites
  • Redesign of production and logistics systems

It is necessary to quickly and agilely examine the impact of the current economic downturn on the overall capacity of the production network – especially in the event of falling demand. If permanent overcapacity shows, companies must act consistently. This includes make-or-buy decisions and insourcing options. Re-integration, for example, helps to utilize existing capacity better and protects the value creation chain from supplier failures. The revision of the footprint should be based on market demand according to clear principles:

  • Start thinking from the market’s and your customers’ perspective
  • Compare locations by using relevant key figures and calculate optimizations
  • Understand the economies of scale and the impact of complexity
  • Consider differences between manual and automated processes (degree of automation)
  • Include total costs and liquidity effects, e.g. because of longer supply chains
  • Review the management system and organization of indirect areas (rightsizing)
  • Develop concrete options for the value creation system supported by scenarios

Sustainable production footprint
Step by step to an optimized value creation network

The results of numerous projects testify to the success of our approach for a sustainable production footprint. Based on market demand and available capacities, the ConMoto consultants support you in the preparation of feasible improvements within a four-stage process:

1 Starting point and analysis

We analyze the prevailing individual (global) footprint of your company and define relevant requirements based on markets, customers and existing strategies.

2 Ideal footprint and green field

Strategic positioning forms the basis for deriving the ideal footprint in a green field situation or for a “green meadow” approach.

3 Assessment and decision template

Based on the ideal footprint, we derive options for achieving your goals in the best possible way. In doing so, we include any current limitations, agilely evaluate different scenarios and provide a sustainable decision template.

4 Business and implementation plan

A business plan with work packages, responsibilities and a clear timeline is devised. This includes concrete implementation plans for each site with a transparent cost-effectiveness calculation as well as detailed investment and plant structure planning.