Company

The Sup­ply Chain Engin­eers

From Indianapolis to Shanghai and beyond, we provide supply chain solutions based on integrating consulting and engineering. For over 40 years we have built a proven international record of nearly 10,000 successful supply chain projects and solutions.

Our strategies and Implementations support clients in gaining and maintaining leading market positions, while enhancing their ROI.


Client driven services

The global Miebach Consulting network offers diverse solutions and client driven services. Our reputation stems from our expert team's proven capability to deliver thought leadership within complex projects.

Our objective is to deliver the most-effective strategies and solutions that lead to benchmark supply chains.

News05 August 2020

What should you do if your warehouse no longer meets customer and market requirements?

What should you do if your warehouse no longer meets customer and market requirements?

Customer needs and market requirements are changing more than ever and are putting companies under pressure to act. Traditional business models must be abandoned and replaced by more suitable concepts. On increasingly digital channels, the challenge is to successfully reach one's target groups, to create purchasing needs and to meet these needs. The corona crisis is intensifying the pressure for change. With declining profitability and efficiency, corporate existences are at stake in almost all industries. All these aspects have an impact on the available storage capacity. These must be expanded or reduced. "Rightsizing" through new real estate could be a solution, but it ties up capital and cannot be implemented quickly.Alternatives to rightsizing through new construction are downgrading or upgrading of the existing plant, such as in the following example scenarios: The warehouse has reached its capacity limit, but there are currently no funds for investments.New investment is not ready in time to provide necessary capacity.The cost savings of automation are not exhausted, there are still many manual processes, poor control of the plant, etc.Revenue is decreasing and may offer the opportunity to reduce shifts and floor space; automation need to support shorter working hours and less floor space.IT system world is old and inflexible and the maintenance end of WMS or PLCs is reached - new processes and easy automation cannot be implemented.Profitability forces to save 15% of costs by increasing productivity.Logistics areas are to be transferred to production. Retrofit and tuning of automation Retrofitting and tuning of the existing logistics center or the existing automation is a cost-optimal and efficient alternative to new construction. The optimization includes processes & existing IT solutions, space, warehouse technology and people & organization. For the logistic optimization with a retrofit/tuning the following questions should be answered: What additional throughput can we achieve?What are fast improvements to get additional capacity?Which systems and technologies need to be replaced to ensure the availability of the overall system? How can new solutions and the IT landscape be integrated?How can we increase warehouse efficiency with Quick Wins?How is the implementation carried out during operation? Possible options for a retrofit/tuning plan could be selective investments in hardware (replacement of components) or software. But is fixing isolated problems enough to improve your bottom line? Successful optimization begins with a holistic view of processes, IT solutions, technologies and people & organization. Miebach uses simulation to faster and better examine capacities and obstacles, weaknesses and potentials of these cost and value drivers. Our simulation and data analysis tools support you in determining the optimal adaptation of your existing system and its effects on the overall network. Miebach Consulting supervises the entire retrofit process from design phase to go-live. For the exchange of the IT control system and the adaptation of the SAP system Miebach coordinates with Westernacher, a global business and SAP consulting company which is internationally leading in business processes and technology innovations.  Would you like to learn more about how we can help you to adapt your warehouse to changing requirements with an efficient and cost-effective Retrofit & Tuning? Contact us today.

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What we do

What we do

Global supply chain consulting meets engineering: We design and implement state-of-the-art supply chains and are one of the world’s largest consulting and engineering enterprises in this field. We develop sound strategies and execute successful solutions for network structures, processes...

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How we work

How we work

Three main steps determine our plan of action: We take the time to understand our client’s long-term business and logistic objectives. We translate these objectives into the future requirements of the client’s supply chain. From there, we develop the best strategy to achieve our client’s...

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Leadership

Leadership

The reputation and capability of any consulting firm rests solely on the shoulders of the individuals with whom the client entrusts their projects. Below are the highly respected persons who help lead, develop, and guide our teams on a local and global level.

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History

History

Miebach Consulting was founded 1973 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s proven international record of successfully implemented projects and solutions exceeds 10,000. With now more than 350 employees, Miebach is one of the leading supply chain focused consulting and engineering companies.

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Alliances

Alliances

Miebach Consulting actively designs the supply chain for the customers of today and tomorrow. We refine Supply Chain Management together with interdisciplinary alliances with businesses, non-profit organizations, associations and scientific institutes of various disciplines. Extract of...

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Services

Services

Plan. Design. Implement.

Our services span the complete supply chain. We develop concepts that define the integration of all relevant services. Upon these concepts our consultants and engineers plan, design and implement network structures, effective processes and sustainable installations.  Companies dependent upon the seamless operation and successful performance of their supply chains need prospective solutions. Therefore, our service model is built on three main pillars that offer the integration of different capacities: Supply Chain Transformation, Engineering & Implementation and Operational Excellence. Our services are centered on a holistic approach. We consider our client’s strategy, business process and logistics as equally important parts of a prospective supply chain concept.

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Locations

Locations

Across all regions

Over 380 consultants in 21 countries around the world provide the knowledge and experience to aid clients in local, regional, and global projects.

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KI & Robotics4Retail-Conference 2020

KI & Robotics4Retail-Conference 2020

Kamel Klibi, Head of Industry Fashion & Retail at Miebach Consulting, is supporting this year's KI & Robotics4Retail conference in Cologne with a speech about "The Future of Digital Twin". Automation and robotics solutions are changing the retail industry. The Robotics for Retail initiative aims to anticipate and shape their development and progressive implementation. The KI & Robotics4Retail conference will take place on September 1st and 2nd, 2020 in Cologne at the Radisson Blu Hotel, offering participants the opportunity to attend lectures, join lively discussions and network among industry experts. We look forward to meeting you there in Person! For more information about the KI & Robotic4Retail conference please visit the event page.

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