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This year’s TRAINING DAY from ROI≡EFESO will take place online on Friday, 20th November from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CET) and offers you an ideal platform for learning more about Lean Management, Digitization and Industry 4.0.The event is intended for specialists and managers who would like to know more about proven qualification approaches and methods for achieving operational excellence in your company.Alongside inspirational keynote presentations from BMW and HARTMANN, the experts from ROI≡EFESO will conduct interactive online workshops that will provide you with practical know-how on the following topics:

  • Industry 4.0 Strategy and Roadmap
  • Digital Shopfloor Management
  • Data Analytics / Industrial IoT
  • Digital Leadership.

This virtual event will be held in English with a limited number of participants. Therefore we recommend you to register as soon as possible to secure your place. Online registration link:


The ALM Vanguard of Production Operations Consulting Providers assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. For this, the ALM Vanguard displays the relative position of the providers featured in this report, deemed capable in production operations consulting, based on an evaluation of their overall capabilities according to a consistent set of criteria. Capability depth denotes a provider’s capacity to get results for clients, while capability breadth indicates its ability to deploy that capacity across multiple client scenarios.


It is clear that companies with Synchronised value chains will dynamically adapt and respond faster to the “new normality”. The competitive gap between those companies leading the Sync race, and those yet to get started is only set to grow wider. It’s time for business leaders to embrace Sync and capitalise on the opportunities that synchronised end to end operations can bring.


In the third KnowBoT of the Know Now initiative our experts Rajinder Singh and Ariadne Garotti explore the Shingo Model™ and the concept of principle-centred excellence. The idea underneath is that, for a successful progression excellence journey, an organisation should be permeated by a specific type of culture, closely linked with tool and system-orientation, and effectively driven through principles.


In KnowBoT #8 we discuss Portfolio Management, a widely used tool that can help business leadership to translate their strategic business objectives and priorities into project-based innovation activities. But what happens when the market dynamics are continuously changing and businesses struggle to manage and profit from existing portfolios?


We are pleased to announce that today EFESO Consulting and ROI Management Consulting AG, headquartered in Munich, officially have joined forces. Read more in the press release about how this strengthens the group’s competence portfolio, client base and geographic footprint.


Double congratulations are in order this year! 

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Prof Alan Waller VP SC Innovation at EFESO and visiting Professor Cranfield School of Management has presented (via Zoom!) both Dimitrios Zaires and Neeraj Mehrotra with the EFESO Consulting prize for joint Best Thesis of the year on the Executive MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.


In the second KnowBoT, of CDVC series, our experts Lucas van Engelen and Marcia De Troyer touch upon the Human Dynamics approach within the CDVC Model. If we believe that Behaviour is not a coincidence; then it is intriguing to learn about an approach that helps to develop and motivate the People to adopt new values, mind-sets and behaviours that are essential to successfully drive the progression of any organization.


Do you want to know what our Experts Fernando Cruzado and Dieter Carels presented during the ManuChem webinar on how combining digital and human aspects can boost your performance? ...Digitalization is one of the major trends – this trend is further reinforced by the current boundary conditions of Covid-19. Please feel free to access both the presentation and webinar recording for further insights.”


In the fourth KnowBoT, we explore the TWI programs that have helped leaders and front-line supervisors to acquire and excel in the skills desirable to become a good leader. Our experts Rajinder Singh and Allen Ko reiterate the three fundamental leadership skills, that are Skill of Training, Skill in Improving Methods and Skill in Leading.


Paris, July 1st, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Katharina Janus and Jean-Pierre Floris to our Group. Their backgrounds will be assets for our development.


AWATAD, a novel approach to sales

“Information is the way to manage uncertainty; companies should learn to integrate and understand relationships and patterns to develop insights to support decision-making. Sales organizations are a great source of valuable information that can support this uncertainty management”.


In KnowBoT #7 we discuss how the Maintenance function of a manufacturing plant can be leveraged to be a real value contributor. Maintenance efficiency still pinches a lot of industries as managements face continuous pressure to cut maintenance overheads, while ensuring increased machine uptime and reduced instances of equipment failures. ​

Our experts Fernando Cruzado and Regis Ponce explain the immense opportunities available for improvement within the process, performance management and leveraging digitalization to take maintenance excellence to the next level, specifically in asset-sensitive industries. They also share real case examples that have guided great companies in their progression journey.​

Read our latest KnowBoT titled Maintenance Excellence – Turning Maintenance into a Value Contributor.​


This success is the result of a long-term effort in the organisation. Since July 2015 Yili Yogurt Business Division has been working with EFESO Consulting China to jointly develop a strategy plan.


We are very happy to share with you key insights coming from the unique platea of key speakers we were honored to host at our first ever edition of the Value Chain Grand Prix conference held in Maranello in the Ferrari Museum with: Andrea Antichi, FERRARI, Pierfrancesco Manenti, GARTNER, Alessandro De Luca, MERCK, Gianluca Tancredi, UNILEVER, Ranieri Niccoli, LAMBORGHINI, Michael Jung, ROI EFESO, Luca Galantina, PIRELLI, Massimo Fanton, Fibonacci Lab, Dr Andy Callaghan, NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY, Montermini Andrea, EFESO, Eitel Monaco.

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With unfavourable consequences for the rest of the food industry, craft brands are the ones that are performing best, with an annual growth in value of between 4% and 5% compared to 1.5% for the fast moving consumer goods (source: Nielsen).


In KnowBot #6 we look at why assessments and measurements play a crucial role in understanding where we are today and tracking how we’re progressing towards the goals that we have set.​


“EFESO has been working with us since the beginning of our adven­ture, supporting us in defining the roadmap and guidelines to design our manufacturing transformation roadmap. They clearly understood our business needs and helped to define a vision, set priorities and support us in structuring a high-performance organisation” 


According to the renowned industry study "Hidden Champions 2020/21" by German-based scientific society WGMB, which surveyed more than 1,000 top managers, ROI-EFESO is Germany's leading consultancy in the field of Engineering & Production. In addition, ROI scored best in the categories of implementation capability and expertise among all participants. With a total of six top 5 rankings, ROI-EFESO is thus one of the most successful consulting firms in the competition. In addition to individual industries and consulting focal points, other criteria that companies apply when selecting consulting firms were examined. ROI-EFESO was the only mid-sized consulting company to achieve two number one rankings - including in the category "Implementation Capability", which was rated as the most important by those surveyed.


New York, NY – June 18, 2018 - ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Production Operations consulting providers. Ten firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry. EFESO Consulting is included in this top 10 coverage.


Bosch and Busch-Jaeger are the winners of this year's Industry 4.0 Awards. Since 2013 ROI-EFESO has been awarding outstanding digitization projects in the field of manufacturing. The focus of this year's competition was on Smart Factory and Smart Supply Chain solutions.

Bosch won over the members of the top-class jury of experts with its approach to make artificial intelligence usable for a wide range of manufacturing processes. At the company's location in Immenstadt, Germany, the manufacturer of electronic components for the automotive industry developed a highly scalable IoT architecture that can be used to make process and product data available more quickly for machine learning applications in various areas.

Busch-Jaeger, a manufacturer smart home applications, laid the foundation for the production of customized KNX sensors with batch size 1 by end-to-end digitization of its entire supply chain processes at its plant in Lüdenscheid. This transformation from an anonymous warehouse fabricator to a manufacturer of customized products was rewarded by the jury with the award in the category Smart Supply Chain.

Overarching trends in this year's competition were the flexibilization and increasing scalability of Industry 4.0 solutions. "We experience that Industry 4.0 projects are increasingly moving from local initiatives to company-wide efficiency levers" explains Hans-Georg Scheibe, Managing Partner at ROI-EFESO." Real Industry 4.0 champions therefore rely on scalable data architectures so that their solutions are not only deployed point by point, but can be used across processes and locations".

Learn more at (content in German language) 


Gartner, Inc. has published the 2018 ‘Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting’ research used by supply chain leaders when searching for a partnership with a consulting firm in this sector.


Declining orders, erosion of margins or new competitors – The rising volatility of industrial markets is increasingly forcing companies to quickly adjust their cost structures. With High Speed Adaptation, ROI now delivers a unique program that supports the reduction of costs in manufacturing, supply chain management and overhead with fast-action measures. High Speed Adaptation (HSA) comprises six highly effective approaches for short-term cost optimization along the entire industrial value chain: from product and portfolio development to inbound logistics and the improvement of quality costs as well as maintenance organization and organizational overhead. In addition, ROI HSA provides highly effective tools for identification of hidden costs in all areas of the company.

Find more information and practical examples on the HSA landing page at


13 Mar 2018 - Leadership Behaviours for Next Generation Supply Chains - Securing the success of strategic supply chain initiatives today and for tomorrow (interim research report).


ROI-EFESO presents the winners of the Industry 4.0 Award 2019: With its scalable IoT architecture, Bosch is creating the conditions for the rapid use of product and machine data for various machine learning use cases at its plant in Immenstadt, Germany . Watch the video to find out how the winner in the Smart Factory category is thus getting closer to its ambitious goal: the industrialization of AI.

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MEDEF magazine, the leading network of entrepreneurs in France, invited Jean Veillon, the President of the Supervisory Board at EFESO Consulting, to tell more about the winning strategy of the company. EFESO Consulting is a reference in the consulting industry, in the expertise fields of strategy and performance improvement.


ROI-EFESO presents the winners of the Industry 4.0 Award 2019: Busch-Jaeger has mastered the transformation from an anonymous warehouse fabricator to a manufacturer of customized KNX sensors with batch size 1 at its Lüdenscheid site thanks to its completely digitized supply chain. Watch the video to find out how the winner in the Smart Supply Chain category created the prerequisites for a scalable digitization solution thanks to a flexible data architecture.

Watch the video


A continuous innovation process can add value, enabling a company to protect margins, as well as enter new markets.


How do you manage the international Supply Chain of a Luxury Eyewear manufacturer dealing with complexity, different production processes and multilayered manufacturing phases, while continuing to meet the highest quality demanded by customers?

EFESO took on the challenge and answered it by combining its real experience in the sector with 3 success ingredients: Lean Agile Development approach implementation, Industrial Strategy development and Human Dynamics paradigms. 

The result is a greatly synchronised and reactive Value Chain with WIP reduction of 35%. A great peak of agility in eyewear industry.


Many great companies rely on tools such as Visual Management or Problem Solving to improve their performance. Yet, when these tools are based on manual processes and data management, most of what happens is forgotten.


In this publication we describe our field experience at clients from different industries concerning the challenges of today’s Value Chain.


Major transformations (lean and others) have repeatedly encountered two major human challenges: adoption (acceptance of and commitment to new management and / or operational practices) and anchoring (to continue once the set-up period is over).


ROI EFESO are happy to announce that their German operations are now further reinforced through the joining of Milet Dynamics, a Berlin-based consulting firm specialising in transformation processes.

Read more in the press release about how this strengthens the group.


An efficient supply chain can add value, enabling a company to develop products and services, as well as enter new markets, in a digital age.


Over 85% of the senior business leaders believe that Digitalization is a top company priority. But do they really have a Digital Strategy in place? In the fifth KnowBoT, our authors Julien Broucke and Massimo Fanton explore why Digitalization is such an important asset in an Industry 4.0 environment and how companies can effectively plan a Digital Progression strategy within the CDVC Framework.


In the recent years, the EFESO Egypt office has been involved in a variety of healthcare consulting assignments ranging from feasibility studies for greenfield ventures to restructuring of existing healthcare facilities.


We are pleased to announce that today EFESO Consulting and FibonacciLab, headquartered in Fribourg, Switzerland, officially have joined forces.

FibonacciLab is a boutique consultancy, combining extensive depth in both data science & operations to provide system-agnostic and scalable optimization solutions exploiting advanced analytics.

Read more in the press release about how this strengthens the group.


Saint Gobain has adopted a pro-active approach to achieving Operational Excellence.