How can Interim HR & Operation Manager improve the result?

Knowledge of culture and methods promotes integration with the Italian Group The Italian group ES in the field of electronic systems takes over a German medium-sized company with 350 employees worldwide. There are 200 employees working at the D site, 50 of whom are in assembly. The Italians have failed to fully implement the integration. Also, communication between the parent [...]

2019-08-01T14:09:04+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Successful transitional solution in case of leadership shortages

The robust growth of the German economy continued in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Federal Employment Agency. Impulses came from construction investments, among other things. Expectations for the further economic development are optimistic. The labour market continues to develop positively. Conversely, the shortage of skilled workers is increasing, especially in management positions, where, in addition to professional [...]

What is interim management?

Development of the first interim management provider AC AlphaManagement GmbH in Germany. Interim management is the "interim management rent A Head of Kirsten Frank, publisher Heinrich Sadler 1995, 1st stand work on the topic), due to clear targets from the outset. The interim manager takes over a management job without hierarchical power. He analyses the situation found in the company [...]

2019-05-06T12:27:33+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Does the plant manager need language and cultural skills?

What management qualification is required during the turnaround abroad. The Swedish X company is buying an electrical equipment manufacturer in Germany that operates a plant in Poland. The plant, with about 150 employees, writes red numbers. The Swedish owner sends a Swedish manager with no Polish language skills. After a year, the numbers continue to deteriorate and the turnaround is [...]

2019-05-06T12:17:05+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Heinz Vollrath nominated for the DDIM Interim Project of the Year 2018

Heinz Vollrath is interim and project manager, as well as a consultant in the international automotive environment. For his mandate as interim head service center in a civil engineering company with its own service center for commercial vehicles and construction equipment, DDIM, umbrella organization Deutsches Interim Management, had him for the award for the "DDIM.Projekt//2018-Interim Management Excellence. " In April [...]

2019-05-06T12:01:37+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , |

From Volkswagen to Volks’ Mobility!

The world's largest car maker will get a different face in the next few years. The mega trend of technological breakthrough is evident in the industry due to the advancing digitalization. Artificial intelligence and robots are changing the world of work. Another mega trend neo ecology is also changing the automotive industry. A further increase in the registration figures of [...]

2019-05-06T15:25:04+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Design manager position filled within 3 days

Interim Manager as Head of Construction, Research & Development Situation B GmbH is a specialist construction supplier. B has lost its ladder construction. B's human resources consultant estimates that refilling the position will take at least 6-9 months as the market for designers is generally thin and companies protect their experts with long notice periods. As long as B does [...]

2019-05-06T15:25:15+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Interim’s plant manager successfully expands US plant

Internal plant manager and structures overloaded Automotive supplier Z GmbH has more orders for its plant in the USA than it can deliver. The permanent plant manager cannot drive forward the expansion of production capacity in parallel with day-to-day business. New machines are on standby. They need to be set up and put into operation. Additional staff need to be [...]

Interim chief financial officer restores trust

Situation Local interim CFO knows Brazilian accounting and German business culture. The German company G has a production site in Brazil. The site is 200 kilometers away from São Paulo in the Brazilian hinterland. Communication between G and her Brazilian subsidiary does not work in finance. The German managers speak English and the Brazilian Portuguese. You can only communicate with [...]

Digitisation and implementation by experienced interim managers

Interim managers ensure German companies ' competitiveness Interim management is booming in Germany. The Interim Management provider Working Group counts about 20,000 interim managers in the German-speaking area. According to a study by Helmut Schmidt University together with the Interim Management Provider Working Group (AIMP), 15 approximately 3,000 interim managers are the most successful interim managers. Interim management is the [...]

2019-05-06T15:25:58+02:00May 6th, 2019|Tags: , , |

AC AlphamanManagement Interim Manager of the Year 2019

Fred Kaminski - Interim Manager with passion For AC AlphaManagement, he introduced a Spice System at a large foreign automotive supplier and travelled worldwide for this supplier. At the same time, he can explain a very dry topic at first glance with great passion. He succeeds in taking the employees with him with his ability to lead, on an issue [...]

Is Ford’s Development System set up for the Future

GPDS (Global Product Development System) was developed from 2 AIAG standards, namely PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning). The resulting GPDS includes 31 elements, covering everything from quality processes, change management processes and revision control. The main purpose of GPDS is to improve competitiveness of Ford Motor Company products, while maximizing commonalities and resources and [...]

2019-05-06T15:26:15+02:00March 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Attack on Tesla

The German premium manufacturers blow in 2019 to attack Tesla. Audi, Porsche and Mercedes bring premium electric vehicles onto the market, which match Tesla' current models. The Audi E-Tron with 400 hp and 400 kilometres range from € 80,000, - is a real electric vehicle. At first glance, it looks like a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. That's because of [...]

2019-04-01T15:02:36+02:00January 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

Can a new sales strategy turn the corner?

Turnaround in the system furniture industry with industry and methodological knowledge European furniture maker O, with a turnover of 400 million euros, has a subsidiary in D who has been writing red numbers for years. The systems are sold through both sales representatives and their own sales. The sales representatives and the sales representatives often hamper themselves with the same [...]

2019-05-06T12:08:32+02:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Interim management vs. executive search or consulting?

Where does a company get a top chief executive within a week. X-AG, based outside the EU, buys a company with 200 employees in Germany that produces electronic components for the mechanical engineering industry. The purchased company is profitable and the local management sees no reason to be fully integrated into the new ownership group. The local chief executive is [...]

2019-05-06T12:10:50+02:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , |

Can an interim IT manager reduce costs in the global corporation?

Success through methodological approach The global packaging group M AG employs 100 people in the IT sector with billions of sales. M commissions a consulting firm to benchmark the IT costs. It turns out that IT costs are significantly higher than those of comparable companies. International IT projects will not be completed in the allotted time window and budget, the [...]

2019-05-06T15:26:38+02:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Should the Interim Human Resources Manager be overqualified?

Efficiency increase of an automotive plant with interim HR Generalist The plant, with 400 employees of the international Tier1 Automotive supplier, was one of the best of 30 plants in Europe. It has often been cited as an example of efficiency in production within the group. European management therefore saw no reason to approve major investments for the plant. The [...]

2019-05-06T15:26:57+02:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Does the operational controller need industry knowledge?

Controlling system optimization while moving through interim controller. The semi-finished product manufacturer Z AG is based abroad. The Financial Data Processing division will also be relocated. The administration's move adds to the pressure on affected employees as day-to-day operations must continue without interruption. A public company must report regularly. The move is a mega strain for everyone. At the old [...]

2019-05-06T12:15:13+02:00September 25th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Interim supply chain manager too expensive?

Return on interim management within 12 months Tier 2 supplier A GmbH for the automotive industry with 200 employees is part of an American group of companies. A GmbH is profitable. However, comparative analyses have shown that the costs of purchasing, logistics, warehousing, transport are too high. The longtime purchasing manager does not speak English. Therefore, the order is only [...]

2019-05-06T12:22:16+02:00September 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |

With Interim Manager Expertise on efficient power filling station concepts

Assess the complexity of electric mobility Ladepark projects correctly The German federal government's repeatedly postulated goal as part of its "Electric Mobility" programme of government in May 2011 is to put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2020 and six million by 2030. The expert team of our "Digitisation (Industry 4.0)" business practice, which was formed in 2015, [...]

2019-08-01T15:30:10+02:00August 6th, 2018|Tags: , |

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