News & Events

News & Events

Below you will find a collection of events in which Miebach Consulting is participating, as well as news such as information about latest market trends, corporate activities and projects developed by us. Check back to this area often, as we are continually updating it to share interesting insights with you.

What we do

What we do

Sound strategies and solutions for the supply chain

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 and facilities along the complete supply chain and ensure supply of the world. Due to dynamic market developments and highly competitive environments, supply chains continually face adaptive challenges. Companies need to design and apply individual strategies. Therefore, we develop solutions in response to our clients’ specific business cases. Over 350 consultants in 21 countries around the world provide the knowledge and experience to aid clients in local, regional, and global projects. Setting standards As a holistic consultancy and engineering enterprise, Miebach Consulting sets the standard in the combination of strategic knowledge and implementation capabilities. Our experience in research, development and best practice makes us a natural partner for companies that need to respond dynamically to change and we ensure that all objectives can be achieved in the implementation of their projects.  Across all regions The know-how of our experts encompasses global industries and regional requirements. 24 locations in 21 countries enable us to offer precise global solutions based on a deep local business understanding. When working with Miebach, clients benefit from an integrated approach to logistics, having one partner support them with a seamless transition from strategy to execution.

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Upcoming Event 22 - 24 June 2021

LogiMAT 2021: International logistics trade fair in the heart of Europe

LogiMAT 2021: International logistics trade fair in the heart of Europe

LogiMAT, the international trade fair for distribution, materials handling and information flow, will welcome visitors from the 22nd to...

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Events

At the heart of the industry: We regularly attend and present at supply chain events worldwide, so this is a way to meet us in person and talk with our consultants and engineers about trends and developments as well as our services and industry insights. Check out the fairs, congresses and conferences to see where we will be in attendance.

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Latest News 24 September 2020

Victoria Ma recognized as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain

Victoria Ma recognized as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Women in Supply Chain

Leading B2B Publication Releases Annual List of the Supply Chain's Top Female Professionals Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only...

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News

News as it's happening: This section will contain news pertaining to Miebach Consulting. Take a closer look at our latest press releases, company announcements and industry reports. Learn more about the development of our enterprise, our current benchmark projects and our business insights.

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Miebach supports the Swiss Museum of Transport in the conception of the exhibition “Experience Logistics!”

Switzerland, 15 September 2020

Miebach sup­ports the Swiss Mu­seum of Trans­port in the con­cep­tion of the ex­hib­i­tion “Ex­per­i­ence Lo­gist­ic­s!”

On September 1, 2020, the technical museum "Swiss Museum of Transport" in Lucerne officially opened the main exhibition "Experience Logistics!" The museum has been transformed into a logistics world to give the public a playful introduction to the diverse tasks of logistics and professional fields. Miebach Consulting was involved in the conception of the exhibition from the beginning of the first idea, accompanied the implementation and is partner of the project.

Logistics is much more than the truck on the road!

The "Swiss Museum of Transport" is an internationally renowned technical museum for transport and mobility and the most popular museum in Switzerland. In the Experience Logistics! exhibition, visitors can experience the world of goods traffic, the supply chain networks, and transport systems hands-on. In the outdoor area of the museum, a large-format high-bay warehouse can be viewed, while in the indoor area the theme island "Logistics" can be discovered in a small format. An automatic small parts warehouse, an interactive media wall with the "Supply Game", on which the path of chocolate from the cultivation of cacao to the supermarket shelf is shown, and an animated miniature model, virtual reality journeys, as well as scanning and picking stations provide insightful experiences in the different tasks and fields of logistics activities.

The exhibition was realized in cooperation with the Swiss Logistics Foundation and various logistics associations and companies.

Dr. Beat Meier, Director, Miebach Consulting said:

"Logistics plays a major role in the economy, but it is still not very well known and is often perceived from a narrow perspective. The exhibition is intended to give, especially for a younger audience, a playful introduction to the diversity of logistics and to show the exciting different fields of purchasing, production logistics, control, scheduling, supply chain management and much more. We hope that the exhibition will attract more attention to logistics and contributes to improving its image".

The main exhibition "Experience Logistics!" in the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lidostrasse 5 in CH-6006 Lucerne, is currently open and is available to visitors until late summer 2022, including the outdoor area. The new logistics theme island (indoor area) in the Strassenhalle will remain in operation at least until 2025. Further information: www.verkehrshaus.ch


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Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


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

Germany, 05 August 2020

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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Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


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Germany, 21 July 2020

Out­sourcing Study 2020: Em­ploy­ee re­cruit­ment and qual­i­fic­a­tion con­firmed as suc­cess factor

In cooperation with the logistics newspaper “Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung” (DVZ) Miebach Consulting conducted the eighth edition of an outsourcing study for logistics experts from industry, trade and service providers. The top focus of this year's survey has been the topic personnel. More than 360 shippers and 170 logistics service providers from Europe, Central and South America took part in the study.

Central results of the success factors and trends in logistics outsourcing 2020 are:

Employee recruitment and qualification are confirmed as success factors. 97 % of German logistics service providers consider employee recruitment, qualification and retention to be the decisive success factors, another 87 % expect that the concept of employee recruitment in the context of an award decision will gain in importance and only 17 % follow the statement that employee recruitment and qualification will lose in importance for logistics service providers due to higher automation and digitalization.

The assessment of both German and international shippers regarding the outsourcing suitability of various logistics functions is clear: outsourcing continues to be dominated by classic transport and warehousing services. This is also confirmed by the assessment of logistics service providers. The clear dominance of classic transport and warehousing processes is also reflected in the question of which functions companies plan to outsource in the future. While around two-thirds say that they have already outsourced transport completely and that there is therefore less future potential, the greatest outsourcing potential is found in the area of warehousing and order picking.

For the first time, the importance of the selection criteria between storage and transport services differs and regional differences in the importance of the individual criteria are also increasing.
A slight increase in insourcing is also evident. 24 % of shippers respond that they are planning insourcing for the future - in addition to classic warehouse processes, now also in returns processing and transport planning.

The future of outsourcing is viewed much more critically in Germany than 3 years ago. Among both shippers and service providers, the proportion of those who expect a further increase in outsourcing has fallen significantly - in favour of those who expect a stable proportion.

"Future growth in outsourcing will take place primarily outside Germany. This is a development that we have been observing for some time. For example, the total outsourcing volume in Germany has tended to grow in terms of price and volume in recent years, while genuine new business in logistics outsourcing is becoming increasingly rare. " - says Dr. Klaus-Peter Jung, Miebach Consulting.

The complete study report can be requested from Ralf Hoffmann (hoffmann@miebach.com).


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Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


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Careers

Careers

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. 

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Leadership

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

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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