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Production networks

The key factor for successful globalisation

Production networks
The globalisation cockpit for designing the operation footprint

Our German and European customers are leaders in globalisation. This is because they produce high-quality products in a constantly optimised production and logistics network. In fast-moving world markets, production networks are forced to continually realign.

There are various reasons for this:

  • Opening up new markets
  • Cost pressure caused by changing market conditions
  • Change in depth of production
  •  The establishment of competence centres and setting up central manufacturing
  • The procurement of new factories as part of acquisitions and mergers
  • Merging of locations
  • The need to increase ‘local content’

Metroplan - Approach and methodology

Improvements and cost potentials can be rapidly identified with the certified globalisation cockpit. Benchmarks determine and help further increase a company’s competitiveness. If production is relocated, the production relocation coefficient of staff and machinery cost provides an overview of the processes which are to be moved. Operation research-based modelling procedures can allow companies to assess their operation footprint alternatives in a cost-effective way.

The Metroplan approach includes

  • an analysis of the production structures and locations with regard to the underlying production and logistics processes, as well as the overall supply chain
  • understanding of strategic goals, e.g. improving efficiency and productivity, reducing costs, expanding the market segment, optimising customer service and value-added depth
  • developing and evaluating options such as regionalisation, centralisation, merging or relocating production and logistics sites
  • global location search, analysing and evaluating potential locations
  • assigning tasks within the production network for new  and existing sites
  • a feasibility study of the new production network
  • planning a development strategy to gradually implement the production network
  • transferring the planning for the production network to the planning and implementation of production sites

Customer benefits

When reorganising and optimising production networks, you make strong inroads into the independent interests of existing locations. Metroplan provides support for such processes. This helps to objectify orientation, planning, decision planning and implementation strategies, and to develop solutions as part of an optimal network. Examining a production network early on and regularly helps to avoid crisis situations. This in turn ensures long-term corporate success.

Metroplan clients obtain a number of advantages whenever they optimise their production network:

  • Produce economically sustainable products and sell them around the world
  • Ensure dynamic business growth
  • Ability to react to market and world market changes rapidly
  • Increase market share and market presence
  • Decide on globalisation competition for themselves
Your contact person
Dr.-Ing. Oliver Lieske

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Lieske

Managing Director Metroplan Production Management GmbH
+49 (0) 40 2000 07 - 49
Dipl.-Wirtschaft.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Göke

Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Göke

Managing Director Metroplan Production Management GmbH
+49 (0) 40-2000 07 - 68