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 08 - 10 March 2022

LogiMAT 2022: International logistics trade fair in the heart of Europe

LogiMAT 2022: 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 8th 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 12 July 2021

Miebach develops a digital twin to optimize the material flow of Sonae Arauco in Linares

Miebach develops a digital twin to optimize the material flow of Sonae Arauco in Linares

Sonae Arauco, one of the world's leading producers of wood-based panels, contacted Miebach Consulting to develop a "digital twin" to assess...

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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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Germany, 01 July 2021

Fashion and lifestyle company s.Oliver Group invests in new service center for more logistics performance

The German fashion and lifestyle company s.Oliver Group is investing in its logistics as a competitive factor with the construction of a new service center in Dettelbach (Germany), which will improve the delivery service, among others. Commissioning is planned for March 2024.

Miebach Consulting supports s.Oliver Group in this strategic project and is responsible for the detailed planning and realization of the logistics center, including the oversight of the construction of the building, tenant fit-out, intralogistics, IT (WMS and WCS implementation) and ramp-up management. In the implementation phase Miebach will utilize state-of-the-art simulation and emulation techniques, which, among other things, significantly reduce the effort and duration of the test phases.

"To satisfy our customers in the best possible way and gain further market share, well-organized logistics is a key success factor. Here, short routes, efficient processes and the latest technologies are needed to be fit for the future. With the new concept, we are meeting these requirements and at the same time setting the course for further growth as part of our internationalization and e-commerce strategy" said Oliver Hein, Chief Operating Officer of the s.Oliver Group.

Flexible logistics solution meets omnichannel requirements

"The s.Oliver Service Center is being built with a focus on omnichannel," stated Ole Grasedyck, Principal, Miebach Consulting and PMO in the service center project. "The digital transformation, changing customer wishes and, last but not least, the corona-related e-commerce acceleration require high-performance and, at the same time, extremely agile logistics in order to be able to handle changing demand volumes and order sizes quickly and efficiently across channels. The logistics center was designed accordingly."

The entire logistics processes of the B2C business will be handled by the service center in the future, including the supply of e-commerce customers, VAS activities, and subsequent returns processes. For the B2B sector, the entire reorder process as well as the supply of self-operated areas including floor-ready merchandise will be integrated into the service center.

As part of the concept planning, the optimal automation level for s.Oliver was chosen from various alternatives. Manual storage for hanging and flat goods is linked to the upstream and downstream processes via automated transports. An automatic buffer for returns enables prompt availability for goods resale, and a pocket sorter system consolidates orders according to customer specifications and evenly supplies the packing workstations.

As a result of the planned concept, this will not only ensure delivery capability, but also realize an increased level of delivery service through same-day shipping for orders placed by 3 p.m.

Holistic project and change management as essential building blocks for success

Dennis Prandl, overall project manager and Director Global Logistics Service Center s.Oliver Group, remarked: "The relevance of the project to the company's success and the tight timeline for implementation require a strong large-scale project organization with a large number of internal and external stakeholders and interface partners. The holistic consulting services from planning to realization as well as the comprehensive experience in intralogistics projects convinced us to choose Miebach Consulting as our consulting partner."

Accordingly, Miebach supports s.Oliver Group with its supply chain engineering expertise at all levels, with extensive experience in comparable large-scale projects in the fashion industry, and a holistic project management approach with PMO and change management organization.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


Levi Strauss & Co. builds new distribution center and focuses on sustainability

Germany, 02 June 2021

Levi Strauss & Co. builds new distribution center and focuses on sustainability

In order to keep pace with its ever-growing business within the European market, Levi Strauss & Co, with European headquarters in Brussels, is building a distribution center in Dorsten, Germany, that is aligned with strict sustainability guidelines, including the "cradle-to-cradle" approach. "This is the result of an aligned, and strongly integrated cooperation between the involved parties", stated Marc Meuleman, Managing Director Benelux for Miebach Consulting. "Understanding the customer's needs and values, combined with our expertise, has jointly brought us to this result in which all requirements are fulfilled, including the integration of well-designed ergomic and sustainable solutions."

Torsten Mueller, Project Lead, Levi Strauss & Co. Europe and Graham Truter, Senior Project Manager, Levi Strauss & Co. Europe said: "We selected Miebach as our partner through this journey based on their experience in such large-scale projects and their offering of consultancy as well as practical engineering."

The distribution center, which will be built on an area of almost 155,000 m², will distribute up to 55 million articles per year of Levi's products from the end of 2023. This will include fashion, accessories and footwear, which will be available to wholesale, retail, digital, e-com and marketplace.

Miebach Consulting supports Levi Strauss & Co. from the planning phase to realization with comprehensive consulting services

Since the planning phase of the logistics project, Miebach Consulting supported Levi Strauss & Co. in the PMO, concept validation and tendering for the building and intralogistics. In the upcoming implementation phase, Miebach is supporting the fashion company as sub-project manager for the building and intralogistics and is ensuring a holistic project approach with an overarching cross-sectional approach, which also includes the area of quality assurance for the IT.

Planned solution meets future market requirements and sets new standards in sustainability

In terms of sustainability, the building sets new standards. The new logistics center will be the first logistics facility in Germany to comply with the "cradle-to-cradle" sustainability approach. This describes a circular construction method based on the principles of recycling, resource conservation and waste reduction, with the aim of keeping the ecological footprint as small as possible.

In addition, the building will receive LEED as well as WELL certification. The latter represents the first and only certification system specifically focused on the health and well-being of building occupants.

The technical solution will enable Levi Strauss & Co. to continue to grow and is optimally designed to meet future market requirements.

"The distribution center will include an automated goods-to-person solution, an automated small parts warehouse and a shuttle system to meet omni-channel capabilities, fast returns processing, flexible adaptation to changing order structures and all future service requirements to the market" - says Philipp Schubert, Project Manager, Miebach Consulting GmbH.

Laying of the foundation stone for the major project is planned for fall 2021, go-live of the facility will be at the end of 2023.

About Levi Strauss & Co.:

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world's largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi's®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co. net sales were $5.6 billion in fiscal year 2018. More information at https://www.levistrauss.com


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Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


Silver Jubilee of Miebach in Brazil

Brazil, 01 June 2021

Silver Jubilee of Miebach in Brazil

25 years ago Miebach Consulting made an important decision to start operations in Brazil. At that time, the company had identified the importance of being present in Latin America and, shortly after opening the office in Buenos Aires, started to implement our unit in Brazil. It was the beginning of a great expansion movement in the American continent, which continued with the opening of our units in several other countries, from Chile to Mexico.

The challenge in Brazil was huge: to present innovative solutions and bring our international experience in optimization and automation to a vast market and not fully familiar with the concepts of modern logistics. We started by carrying out projects for our global clients with facilities in the country and, over time, we developed a very important regional and local client portfolio for the group.

We grew along with the market, incorporating disciplines to the Miebach scope of business that until then were not so significant, such as, to consider the complexity of the tax composition in network design studies, as well as specific tax benefits in certain cases. More than that, new variables have become part of the technical environment, like all political instability and unique characteristics of the Latin world, hardly comparable to European standards.

Nowadays, with more than 300 projects carried out in Brazil for more than 220 customers in the most diverse segments of the industry, we understand that our challenges are still wide. We are becoming more and more global, but at the same time even more local and regional. We offer more advanced and digital services, but we are increasingly expertise in the most traditional concepts and technologies.

Allied to our strategic partners, we are able to offer end-to-end solutions, from the definition of the strategy to approach the market, to the real estate aspects of the implementation, going through all the logistics disciplines, taxes implications and systemic and digital aspects.

Finally, our success was only possible through the trust of our customers in the technical capacity of our team. We thank everyone who has made our vision into a reality. Our way of giving back is to be always ahead of the logistics challenges, bringing solutions and logistics excellence to guarantee the success of our customers.


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Marcos Vranjac

Diretor Geral

Phone +55 11 3376-6107

Email vranjac@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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