Be­come a Sup­ply Chain Engin­eer

Thanks for your interest in a career with Miebach Consulting! The following pages will provide you an overview of development options and professional opportunities as a supply chain engineer. When you work at Miebach, you will stay in touch and help develop the latest trends and make a difference with some of the leading companies across the globe. We look forward to meeting you.

Today’s economy does not work without supply chains. The demand for the field of logistics has developed tremendously and still increases constantly. Supply Chain Engineers ensure that projects succeed through having the complete value chain in mind. At work you might create new facilities, introduce lean initiatives, optimize supply chain networks, or re-engineer entire supply chains. We combine strategic with engineering expertise and you decide where to excel. Working with us is highly versatile, as your first project could be at an airport in a cargo hub, at a car manufacturer or at a fashion brand. 

SKF implements goods-to-person picking strategy in Europe

On April 10th, 2019, SKF has inaugurated a brand-new goods-to-person picking installation at their Distribution Centre in Airasca, Italy. Miebach Consulting supported the leading global technology provider in the planning and commissioning of the highly efficient material flow solution. "The goods-to-person picking system, which we developed together with Miebach, is part of our logistics strategy to fulfill customer orders with increasing efficiency and effectiveness, while improving at the same time working conditions to a maximum, as far as ergonomics and safety are concerned" - said Silvio Gallione, General Manager SKF Logistics & Demand Chain Italy. The system consists of four goods-to-person picking stations, fed by eight high-performance stacker cranes, replacing the original ones in the automated high bay warehouse, and a floor-mounted monorail equipped with 11 carriers. The installation allows flexible picking into SKF Group Standard Pallets (GSP) or into cartons for smaller orders. "The new process increases picking productivity and considerably reduces vehicular traffic on the warehouse floor. These are decisive performance capabilities to best meet the high demands of SKF's business customers" - says Alberto Alberici, Managing Director Miebach Consulting France and responsible for business development in Italy. In parallel to the Italian operation, SKF Logistics & Demand Chain is currently implementing at its German Distribution Centre in Schweinfurt another goods-to-person process characterized by innovative automated guided narrow aisle trucks and a floor-mounted monorail system. With the implementation of the goods-to-person picking strategy in the pallet areas, SKF Logistics & Demand Chain has entered a new level of efficiency in customer order execution. SKF Logistics & Demand Chain and Miebach Consulting have been successfully cooperating worldwide for more than 40 years. A video about the renovation of the distribution center in Airasca can be found here.  More information about SKF:

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Job Openings

Do you want to become part of our team and develop the supply chains for tomorrow? Apply for a current vacancy or take the initiative and send us your application. We look forward to meeting you.A global economy and ethnic diversity are part of our everyday life. At Miebach Consulting, you can expect a wide range of national and international projects and teams. Your role as a consultant and engineer provides a full overview of the value added chain – right down to the last detail. You’ll advise well-known companies as well as medium-sized hidden champions from a variety of...

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Discover your career opportunities with us. You will be amazed by our entry level, career development, and training opportunities for graduates and professionals. We are looking for highly motivated and responsible individuals who would like to work on exciting projects as part of a team. Graduates can kick start their career with us following graduation, we will help your individual development and integrate you in project work from the outset. You will be assigned a mentor to help with your development. An extensive training program will support your career. As an experienced...

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Professional Development

Do you wish to develop further and kick start your career? Our extensive training program and working in one of our organizational areas will provide you with the best support for your professional and personal development. Our customers trust our far-reaching holistic expertise relating to all logistical areas and simultaneously rely on our overall concept. This is why every year, our consultants attend around one hundred hours of specialized, often international, Miebach training sessions. You will also focus on one of the five organizational areas and will thus ensure that even the...

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Work & Life

At Miebach Consulting, we want our employees to be healthy, happy, and productive. We strive to ensure that the work-life balance is optimal and that parental leave, sabbaticals, and flexible working models are available.Our long-standing belief is that professional commitment and spare time for employees must go hand in hand.  We believe that a company can only be healthy if its employees are healthy too. The nature of our business means that our consultants will have intense project commitments, as well as quieter periods. Because you can expect to travel frequently in the course of...

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News26 June 2019

FMCG Supply Chain Study: finding new solutions for a shifting business

Despite the media hype, the implementation of new technologies, like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain is rarely successful for FMCG companies in the short-term. Instead, traditional concepts like sales and operations planning and track & trace are becoming more relevant due to their high rate of successful implementation. However, Big Data has proven added value, but most companies still exploit only a fraction of the potential of data-driven support tools. These are findings from the global FMCG study with more than 360 global participants conducted by Miebach Consulting in collaboration with GS1 Germany in the first quarter of 2019. Solutions for 2020 in an ever-changing business context With new logistics and supply chain innovations surfacing almost daily, the study tries to filter the noise and detect which innovations are developing into the standards of 2020. The results indicate that successful early adopters are pushing innovators and supply chain managers of consumer goods companies to challenge the status quo by shifting boundaries to stay ahead of competition. There is a general feeling among FMCG companies that the business context is shifting: 55 percent of the companies surveyed experience strong to very strong triggers for change. The majority of companies see customer centricity as the key factor for their supply chain management success over the next two years. Collaboration is another very important lever for the future, 60 percent consider collaboration as the relevant trigger with a strong or very strong leverage towards digitization. "The majority of future technologies require a certain degree of willingness to collaborate. Thus, the willingness to share information, especially in value chain networks, will be a central challenge in the upcoming years" - says Dirk Freda, Head of Competence Center Supply Chain Management, GS1 Germany. Fuelling logistic performances with KPIs as trigger points for change With Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) being a leading instrument to steer the performance and development of a company, the survey compared the current and the targeted short-term supply chain performance. The responses clearly indicate that companies expect to considerably improve their KPIs by 2020, with more than half (51 percent) of them expecting to make at least a one-step improvement within the next 2 years. "FMCG companies are striving to drastically increase their KPIs in order to secure their competitiveness in the age of digital change. It becomes clear that neither traditional supply chain automation nor innovative solutions alone are enough. The combination of both approaches is necessary" - says Pank Bedaux, Global Lead Industry Practice Consumer Goods, Miebach Consulting Responding to competitive pressure with high customer service levels and increasing Automation According to the study participants, customer service levels tend to standardize at the range of 96 to 99 percent OTIF. However, only about 25 percent of companies already achieve this level of service while 10 percent of companies must make a significant leap from currently 90-93 percent to reach their targeted KPI by 2020. The results also show a tendency towards increasing automation - with hardly any company reversing towards more manual solutions. Alex Waterinckx, Lead of the Industry Practice Consumer Goods Germany, Miebach Consulting states: "We see a growing interest for automated case picking in the market which is confirmed by the survey. Layer picking, especially, is a technology with increasing interest, as retail customers demand less full pallets and therefore require more picking." The shift towards multi-and omnichannel solutions Traditional roles in the end-to-end consumer goods supply chain have been blurring over the last years. E-delivery, supply chain orchestration, supply chain segmentation and adapting the footprint to an E-com network are gaining relevance and have already been successfully implemented in 78-100 percent of all projects. "Multi- and omnichannel warehouse solutions are becoming more common than dedicated channel warehouses, allowing operational synergies on staff as well as on shared use of working capital invested" - says Alex Waterinckx. The complete study can be requested by Ralf Hoffmann at or at GS1 Germany Michaela Freynhagen at

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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.

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