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 29 - 29 September 2021

Webinar: Closing the Skills Gap in Your Digital Supply Chain Design

Webinar: Closing the Skills Gap in Your Digital Supply Chain Design

Supply chain digitization is imperative for companies who want to stay competitive in the marketplace. Experts state that 80% of the...

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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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KI & Robotics4Retail Conference 2021

05 October 2021 - 06 October 2021

KI & Robotics4Retail Conference 2021

Online-Event, Germany

On October 5th, from 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm., Kamel Klibi, Head of Industry Fashion & Retail at Miebach Consulting, will support the KI and Robotics4Retail conference 2021 with a speech on the subject of "Project example Data & Process Mining: Towards objective decision-making and permanent optimization".

"Things are moving forward, robotics is being done" is the theme of this year's digital network conference KI and Robotics4Retail. The members of the R4R initiative and other solution providers will present the latest innovations and findings on how robotics influences retail - today and tomorrow. The KI & Robotics4Retail conference will be held online on October 5th and 6th 2021 and offers all interested parties the opportunity for information and networking!

We look forward to meeting you there!

For more information about the KI & Robotic4Retail conference, please visit the event page.

Contact

Ralf Hoffmann

Sales & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-34

Email hoffmann@miebach.com


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Latest News 11 August 2021

Growing automation trend for Israel logistic market

Growing automation trend for Israel logistic market

Orian Ltd., a partner of DB Schenker, is a leader in international freight forwarding, customs clearance, and logistics services in Israel...

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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 Bavarian State Opera in warehouse extension for stage decoration

Germany, 03 August 2021

Miebach supports Bavarian State Opera in warehouse extension for stage decoration

The Bavarian State Opera in Munich is expanding its decoration warehouse in order to consolidate the entire stage decoration at one location in the future. Miebach Consulting is responsible for the detailed planning and realization of the special high-bay warehouse in Poing near Munich. The overall management of the project with an investment of 24 million euros is in the hands of the Rosenheim State Building Authority. Go-live of the extension will be in mid-2023.

Initial situation: high logistics effort due to decentralized storage

The Bavarian State Opera is a repertory house with approximately 75 opera and 35 ballet productions; around 40 different operas and 15 ballets are performed each year. The individual productions have a load volume of about 6 to 20 trucks and must be transported according to the order of assembly and disassembly with a tight schedule.

The volume of stage sets has increased considerably in the last 10 to 15 years, so that additional external storage facilities had to be rented. The sets are currently stored in Poing, as well as in four other warehouse locations in the Munich area.

Having the décor elements so widely distributed makes the already enormous logistics effort for the State Opera even greater. "We are glad to keep all the decorations in one warehouse in the future. This will significantly improve our logistics processes," says Karsten Matterne, technical director.

Automated process from truck delivery - Photovoltaic system covers power requirements

"The spectacular foreground cannot function without a sophisticated background" said Bernd Sibler, Bavarian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, in his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the extension on July 02.

And this requires tailor-made and efficient logistics: a coordinated, automated system is needed to store the stage decorations, which are placed in custom-made containers. The containers are up to 10m long and weigh up to 6 tons with the stage decoration, and are delivered by special trucks of the Bavarian State Opera and conveyed on rollers to the associated shipping area of the hall. From there, a stacker crane takes over the automated storage of the containers in the levels of the high-bay warehouse.

"The design of the extension with a third aisle and the five levels makes the best possible use of the capacities. The storage of decorations is made fit for the future!" - says Carsten Dickes, project manager, Miebach Consulting GmbH.

In order to make optimum use of the available space, the building is being constructed in silo design. The racking system forms the load-bearing structure of the building and thus also the framework for the facade and the roof. The interior is divided into five levels and a basement with a special freight elevator, so that more than 440 of the large containers can be stored in future.

A photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the extension building, which will cover the company's own electricity requirements with an output of 40,000 kilowatt hours per year.


Contact

Wiebke Tillmanns

PR & Marketing Manager

Phone +49 69 273992-36

Email tillmanns@miebach.com


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

Spain, 12 July 2021

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 and study material flow alternatives and planning policies for its factory in Linares (Jaén). This project is part of the process of digital transformation and technological innovation in which the company has been immersed for years, and which has earned it several awards, including the "Best Digital Transformation Enterprise". Sonae Arauco's roadmap towards Industry 4.0 has led the company to consider state-of-the-art solutions that allow it to simulate its complex planning and production processes in detail. Sonae Arauco's production involves large industrial assets and highly complex processes that make it difficult to operate optimally in the various environments that the company's production plants have to deal with. In this context, Sonae Arauco approached Miebach Consulting to jointly address the creation of a "digital twin" for its Linares plant, which would allow it to study planning scenarios and changes in the control logic of the manufacturing processes in order to strategically evaluate them before implementing them in the processes, control logic, and layouts of the plant.

The Miebach Consulting project

This project was carried out following the Agile methodology, combining Sonae Arauco's sector knowledge with Miebach Consulting's experience and resources, as well as the latest technological tools available in the market. It was developed in three phases:

  • Mapping of the current situation: the internal material flows were analyzed, documenting all planning processes and control logic of the factory and developing the simulation of the real situation at the moment.
  • Improvement workshops to jointly detect improvement points (quick-wins and long-term improvements).
  • Design of the optimal solution: the "digital twin" model was developed with all the improvements proposed, both for plant planning and flow control logic, by means of complex state-of-the-art algorithms.

The "digital twin" developed together with Miebach Consulting has allowed Sonae Arauco to assess and quantify strategic changes, both in planning processes and in material flow processes. Thus, the company now has an advanced digitalization tool that allows accelerating continuous improvement processes in a much more efficient way and assessing in a much more reliable way the global impact that any change in the factory would have.

About Sonae Arauco

Sonae Arauco is one of the world's leading producers of wood-based solutions. Based in Spain - where it has industrial operations in Cuéllar, Linares and Valladolid - the company is truly committed to corporate sustainability and to the creation of economic, environmental and social value in the regions where it operates. It currently has 3,000 employees of 25 nationalities and 23 industrial and commercial units in 9 countries.



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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


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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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