We help you to improve the overall performance of your business.
At the source of your value creation.
Crises, highly crowded markets and increasing competitive pressure make it difficult for companies to remain competitive in the long term and to achieve their goals. Very high quality and efficiency are permanently required to prevail.
We ensure efficiency increases as well as waste and error reduction in your processes and systems.
XC's project team is tailored to the problem you are facing. The know-how of your employees, coupled with our technical and methodological expertise, guarantees the successful solution to your problem.
Our strong understanding of how business processes work and our ability to exploit improvement potentials ensure the achievement of your business goals.
We never resort to "one-size-fits-all" solutions. Our pragmatic approach enables us to achieve quick results that align with your organization's needs and goals.
High Performance Organisation
Continuously achieving Top Performance.
Recurring crises, new technologies, and constantly changing markets require companies to have effective and rapid responsiveness. To achieve this competitive advantage, companies need a fast and agile organizational structure that can effectively respond to market challenges. Using the XC approach, we collaborate to design new processes, structures, and control mechanisms in line with your company's strategy. Our approach challenges traditional silo thinking, and instead focuses on enhancing your value creation process. The ultimate goal is to increase your responsiveness, innovation, flexibility, and customer orientation. And we don't stop at concept finalization - we work closely with your project team to ensure successful implementation. The result is a high-performance organization that can maintain its competitive advantage even in the face of crisis.
More than a toolbox of methods.
Lean management is more than just 5S, it is a corporate philosophy characterised by the constant striving for perfection. The pursuit of perfection is realised by installing a continuous improvement process, also called KAIZEN.
This basic philosophy is firmly anchored in our DNA and thus determines our thinking and actions as consultants. Lean management is more than just a set of methods, it is the fundamental way of thinking of constantly questioning processes, checking for potential and implementing optimisations. Through this, we try to reduce and eliminate waste in everything we do. This approach can be applied to any industry and leads to efficient and effective business processes in every company. Start the journey to a future-oriented lean organisation with us today.
Product Development Process
The product development process in the automotive industry comprises many activities and quality gates that must be completed along the process chain to ensure a successful market launch. Despite a high input of resources, the process often does not lead to the desired result. We leverage our automotive industry experience to help you implement an optimal product development process for successful product launches.
Taking administration to the next level.
Lean Administration is the application of lean manufacturing principles to administration. This management approach aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative processes within an organization. Our Lean Admin approach aims to eliminate or reduce waste and inefficiencies in your organization's administration - making processes robust and increasing their productivity.
Supply Chain Management
Design efficient supply chains.
We support and advise you in optimizing your supply chain operations. We place particular focus on transparency, efficiency gains, and cost reductions throughout the supply chain to achieve maximum customer satisfaction. Our digital and innovative solutions not only assess the results of the new supply chain but also establish a trajectory for future advancements.
The right quality.
An integrated management system supports your organization in managing change and improving performance. Structured processes make the necessary digital transformation manageable. With our expertise in the areas of EFQM, ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and TISAX, we can help you and your team to meet specific customer requirements. The expectations of your stakeholders are considered transparently in your planning and strengthen the results for a long-term and sustainable future.
Smart Factory & Industrie 4.0
Digitize production in a meaningful way.
Automating and digitalizing processes, machines, and plants are already decisive factors for achieving competitive advantages. Yet many innovation projects rarely get beyond their pilot status. Take the first step toward a digitized future with our XC approach. With our partners we implement intelligent sensors, control systems, and technologies that create new comprehensive transparency. This transparency makes it easier to optimize processes, reduce waste and give you the competitive advantage you need.
Efficiency programs can take various forms, but the structure and the know-how behind them matters most. The XC Efficiency Program is a compilation of proven initiatives and strategies to deliver immediate and lasting improvements in the efficiency of your operations. Using state-of-the-art approaches, we will increase your company's productivity, improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational cost- and much more.
Production Strategy (incl. S&OP)
Aligning production and customer needs.
We provide you with full advice on the alignment of your production system. We consider the type of production process, the degree of automation, procurement, and the management of the production plan. To ensure long-term success, we introduce the process of sales and operations planning (S&OP). This aligns your sales, production, and financial plans to ensure that you meet customer needs while optimizing your use of resources.
From start to finish.
The journey from placing an order to receiving a final product can be complex and full of challenges, but it also presents numerous opportunities. Our XC Order-2-Delivery approach is designed to identify, assess, and capitalize on these opportunities. Our consultants work closely with your company to gain a clear understanding of your needs and challenges, and to develop customized solutions that are both transparent and efficient.
Using proven methods of lean management and automation, we help you streamline your processes and optimize your operations from collaboration setup to implementation. The result is not only increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, but also a significant positive impact on your entire organization.
Trust us to guide you through this journey, and experience the benefits of a seamless and effective order-2-delivery process.
To the future as partners.
Depending on the depth of your value chain, targeted and future-oriented supplier management is essential. Due to the complexity and interdisciplinarity involved, it presents a challenge for every company. Thus, the right design and operationalization of the supplier management system contribute significantly to your company's success. From an operational perspective, the ideal partners must be identified, comprehensively analyzed, and transparently evaluated. The management and development of the selected suppliers require a structured and standardized approach. XC comprehensively assists you in developing and implementing a holistic supplier management system, which guarantees seamless cooperation with your partners.
Sustainability in Production & Logistics
Taking responsibility for ecology.
Sustainability is no longer an option, but a necessity for companies that want to stay relevant and competitive in the future. At XC, we are committed to helping you achieve your sustainability goals by optimizing your operational processes. Our team of experienced consultants will work closely with you to identify opportunities to reduce your resource and energy inputs and increase your outputs, paving the way for a sustainable future.
We also provide support in transitioning from a linear economy to a circular economy, which is essential for reducing waste and maximizing the value of resources. By implementing these sustainable initiatives, you will not only fulfill your corporate responsibility towards the environment but also unlock new economic benefits. With our expertise and guidance, you can establish your company as a leader in sustainability and create a positive impact beyond your operations.
"˙XCELLENCE has taken us from a 5S organization to a true Lean organization."
"Truly sustainable process improvement through constructive cooperation in the interdisciplinary workshop team and constant follow-up support"
"Due to the professional support of ˙XCELLENCE, ramp-up difficulties at the supplier could be solved quickly and sustainably. Special thanks for your efforts!"
Our strengths: Shape Processes and Resolve Problems