Comprehensive consulting for the realization of the largest car body and paint center in Southern Germany.

Comprehensive consulting for the realization of the largest car body and paint center in Southern Germany.

Graf Hardenberg is one of the most successful automobile trade groups in Germany. With more than 1,400 employees at 15 locations and 30 plants in Baden-Württemberg and Rheinland-Pfalz, the car dealership group represents top brands such as Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, ŠKODA, SEAT, CUPRA, Porsche, Ford and Harley-Davidson. The group also has specialized in key accounts and fleet management.
Currently, the Graf Hardenberg-Gruppe is realizing the largest and technically most modern body and paint center including service operations in Southern Germany.

Our mission

The mission of the Munich Consulting Group is divided into the following subject areas:
1. Process/logistics consulting
2. Plant design
3. IT system selection and roll-out support
4. Change management

Our work

In concrete terms, this means that all planned body and paint processes are analyzed in relation to the vehicle and recommendations are made to the Graf Hardenberg-Gruppe. In addition, the Munich Consulting Group will carry out an evaluation of all logistics processes, including the internal material flows with regard to supply, storage, transport, commissioning, provision, installation, dismantling and disposal, and will also identify potential for optimization here. During plant planning, the process of awarding contracts to suppliers is evaluated and all scopes are accompanied up to the point of handover ready for operation.
As the future body and paint center will be one of the most technically advanced of its kind, IT is another important component. Munich Consulting Group is advising the car dealership group on the selection and roll-out of an IT system landscape, such as an innovative DMS and workshop planning tool, in order to carry out the body and paint process almost completely digitally.
In addition, the topic of change management is important for the entire project assignment, since changes must be reacted to flexibly and communicated transparently within the organization.

Our results

We support our customer, Graf Hardenberg, with all his suppliers to realize the most modern and innovative body and paint center as efficiently as possible. Work and logistics processes are adapted and optimized to the existing IT systems and those yet to be integrated. Munich Consulting Group will support Graf Hardenberg-Gruppe until the successful commissioning of the body and paint centre in 2021.

Our know-how

Priority is given to the professional application of project and process knowledge from the automotive world. Technical knowledge of the basic car dealership process sequences, such as workflows and order processing as well as the plant technology used is absolutely essential. Knowledge of the specified customer-specific standards and agreements with suppliers has also been used to date for successful implementation. The prerequisite for this is a pronounced understanding of the customer-specific project sequence with all relevant milestones and specifications.
Especially for the modelling of an innovative and fully digital IT system landscape, advanced industry knowledge is valuable in order to implement the planned project quickly and efficiently and to achieve a tailor-made solution for our customer.

Our added value for the customer

The cross-divisional cooperation between Industrial Engineering and Marketing & Sales means that expert knowledge in the area of plant design and logistics processes meets know-how in the area of market and trade development as well as digitization processes. The Graf Hardenberg-Gruppe and all other parties involved in the process are relieved to such an extent that they can concentrate on their core competences around the existing project.

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Thomas Horn

Thomas Horn
Industrial Engineering

Phone: +49 89 383 46 89 0

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