Driven not least by the digitalisation and globalisation of the economy, logistics has had to face numerous new challenges in recent years. Agile supply chains and Big Data are just two of the major issues. The ebp-consulting GmbH from Stuttgart is a consulting partner of great reputation and scores with technologically innovative concepts, experience and a broad Service portfolio.
"Our core topics are supply chain and logistics management as well as factory and warehouse planning“, explains managing director Frank Gehr. „A major trend topic is, of course, digitalisation and, above all, Big Data. We have developed a special toolset for Big Data Analytics in logistics with which we can analyse valuable data and leverage significant optimization potential. In addition to our innovative solutions, ebp‘s customers highly appreciate the close cooperation with their business partners. ebp focuses on interaction and constant dialogue.
Sustainable customer relations
"We work closely with our customers, take a close look at their warehouses and logistics centres even before we start working together and organise workshops on site, for example to identify potential for improvement in logistics and supply chain issues," says Frank Gehr. "It is important to get to know each other personally and to build a sustainable relationship based on partnership. This enables the consultancy to change to a completely different, higher quality".
As a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute, innovation is in the DNA of the company. In almost 20 years, ebp has succeeded in further expanding its well-founded implementation competence without giving up its proximity to innovation. "Together with our IT partners, we offer everything from a single source: IT concept and implementation, warehouse and conveyor technology selection and implementation support," says the managing director. "Over the years, we have also consistently differentiated our consulting portfolio so that we can support a wide range of industries such as online trade or mechanical engineering in meeting current challenges. Innovative distribution concepts are just as much part of this as inventory optimisation or intelligent stocking and replenishment strategies".
In the future, ebp will focus even more on future topics such as Industry 4.0 or Digital Supply Chain and support companies in adapting their processes. "The range of services is also going to become more comprehensive. For example, in warehouse logistics we act as a responsible general planner, so that the customer receives the optimal, integrated and technology provider-independent solution," explains Frank Gehr. "We will also take on accompanying activities and support our customers in operational issues through interim management. In times of a shortage of skilled workers and high flexibility requirements for management capacities, this is frequently used by companies. In contrast to personnel consultancies, we have the advantage of specialist expertise and can therefore offer clear added value".