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Case Study

Optimization of the czech production site of a high-performance ceramics group

Project Management Consulting in Czech Republic


Company Deatils

  • Supplier and manufacturer of technical ceramics with approx. 3,500 employees worldwide at 19 production sites in Europe, the USA and Asia
  • Independent production site in CZ with 300 employees

Situation and Challenge

  • Stabilization of the plant in CZ after short-term separation from the local managing director
  • Adaptation of processes and personnel for extreme growth situation
  • Creation of transparency for the German management holding company
  • Introduction of corporate standards
  • Labour shortage
  • Eliminate uncertainty in the management team and build trust

Objective and Tasks

  • Ensuring the functioning of the plant; Solution of strategic personnel vacancies / personnel expansion in production / evaluation of managers and identification of personnel changes
  • Improvement of internal communication and team building in the management team

Measures and Procedures

  • Building trust in local management, improving work discipline and local corporate culture
  • Realization of “quick wins”, prioritization and consistent processing
  • Creating transparency; Open, situational leadership style

Results and Achievements

  • Hiring of specialists and executives (production, procurement, lean management)
  • Revenue growth + 20% (YTD) vs. budget
  • 15% increase in staff

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