KEX AG, Aachen, a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Aachen, and execon partners GmbH have entered into a strategic partnership for the field of Industry 4.0 in the Process Industries. The two partners will work together in supporting clients in the areas of Industry 4.0 Maturity Assessments and of Industry 4.0 Implementation Strategies and Road Maps and in developing technical and business solutions for concrete projects.MORE
THE HANDS-ON EXPERTS
OF THE PROCESS INDUSTRY
"execon was of great help supporting us in a fast cost down program at one of our plants in the US: they rely upon true chemical operations expertise"
P. Dudish, during project Hub manager Chemtura Corporation
“execon supported us in a recent due diligence project with competence, drive, and pragmatism”
Dr. B. Piening, during project COO Acino International
"execon helped us a lot in identifying improvements in our supply chain and sketching down a transformation plan. High-quality expertise and great integration with our team”
S. Jaspers, during project Director Project Management and Senior Leadership Team Member DSM Food Specialties
"execon partners supported us with systematically executed workshops in the analysis and further development of our business critical support functions with respect to effectiveness and efficiency"
Dr. D. Ehle, during project Head of the Animal Health Division
“execon has been a great help to us in driving our transformation towards operational excellence”
M. in der Weide, during project plant manager at Chemtura
"A great help to shape our future setup: they have the right mix of industry knowledge, functional expertise, and pragmatic / hands-on approach"
U. Liman, during project SVP Innovation at Covestro
“High level manufacturing and supply chain expertise that concretely helped us improving our business“
S. Schirinzi, during project BU Manager at Sika
“The strong execution focus with the right mix of target orientation and integration of our company culture I consider as a key success factor”
R.P. Peters. during project Global Head of R&D Engineering at Miltenyi Biotec
“The good integration into our team and the continuous work towards results were the key factors on making this a successful project”
R. M. Lenzen. during project BU head C4 chemistry at Evonik
“This is long-standing experience”
G. Bachlechner. during project Head of Technology Development at Bayer Technology Services
”Pragmatic Project Management”
M. Bonanni. during project Head of Growth Strategy Management Functional Chemicals at Lanxess
"execon supported us very professionally"
M. Neuhäuser, during project Head of R&D for automotive and industrial microcontroller at Infineon Technologies
“Real implementation, one gets to realise the wide experience”
G. Hilken, during project Chairman of the Executive Board at Currenta
"Execon partners delivered rock solid consulting"
G. Mueller, during project Head of HR Germany at Bayer
"Project went extremely well, exceeding our expectations"
K. McQuade, during project President EMEA at Styrolution
"Very impactful, hands-on execution coupled with understanding of strategic drivers"
A. Olsson, during project Director Supply Chain Management at Munters
WHO WE ARE
Lorenzo is an expert in operations management and restructuring, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and packaging industry, with over 15 years of professional experience. He worked several years at McKinsey & Company and Management Engineers (now Strategy&), where he led a variety of projects ranging from operational improvement programs in the area of manufacturing, procurement, and supply chain to strategic realignments such as manufacturing & technology footprint redesigns. Lorenzo holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan and a Master in International Affairs from the Institute of International Political Studies, Milan.
Dr. Josef Glass
Josef has a strong track record in leading cross-functional teams in efficiency improvement projects in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His over 15 years of international experience covers the boardrooms of large DAX companies as well as medium-sized family enterprises. He worked several years at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was member of the operations and innovation practices. Subsequently, as a senior manager at Bayer, he gathered valuable experience in the internal functioning of a global corporation. He holds degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Erlangen and Melbourne and a PhD in Innovation Management.
Joerg is an expert in restructuring, organizational development and leadership systems, focusing on the chemicals/plastics, pharmaceuticals and crop science industries, with over 30 years of professional experience. He worked in several top management positions at Bayer in Germany and in the US, where he gathered extensive experience in operations management, strategic marketing, strategic planning and financial and operational controlling. Recently he was a senior network partner at the Boston Consulting Group and Management Engineers. Joerg holds a degree in mechanical/process engineering and operations research from the Technical University, Darmstadt.
Dr. Wolfram Keller
Wolfram is an expert in innovation management, operations, procurement and supply chain focusing on the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked at Merck KGaA, Arthur D. Little, and PRTM, where he completed more than 50 consulting projects and interim management mandates. He holds a degree in chemistry and a PhD in chemistry / biochemistry from the Technical University, Darmstadt.
Peter is an expert in operations management focusing on the phamaceutical industry, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked at GSK and – subsequently – as a consultant at many other pharmaceutical companies, where he led a variety of projects ranging from operational excellence initiatives with a focus on manufacturing, supply chain, and support functions – often dealing with IT topics. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Leeds University.
Dr. Christopher Rock
Christopher is an expert in organizational development and change management in various industries, with over 10 years of professional experience. Besides many successful change management projects, he works as a lecturer for organization and organizational development. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universities of Buenos Aires and Goeteborg, a degree in organization and human resources management from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, and a PhD in change management.
Kathrin is an expert in lean and change management in various industries, with over 15 years of professional experience. She worked at Kienbaum Consulting, Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner, and Prolean – and at the Lean management Institute, where she carried out lean transformations at major corporations. In 2014 she published the book “Lean Administration – Step by step” (in German), where she illustrates best practices to achieve a successful roll-out of Lean. She holds a degree in marketing and has passed the State Exam for teaching systemic coaching.
Dr. Kurt Herrenknecht
Kurt is an expert in innovation and business development, focusing on the life sciences industry and with over 15 years of professional experience. He worked at Eisai, Evotek, PerkinElmer, and Proteros Biostructures where he held a variety of senior management positions and led several international projects in the area of R&D and strategy development. He holds a degree in Biology from the University of Wuerzburg and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Freiburg.
Volker is an expert in lean management, efficiency improvement, and manufacturing and plant design, focusing on the engineering industry, with over 15 years of professional experience. He worked in several positions at Audi, Scherr+Klimke, and IndustrieHansa, where he led several projects ranging from process industrialization, to lean management roll-out and development of manufacturing strategies, both for global corporations and midsize enterprises. He holds a degree in Geography from the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
Dr. Fabiana Fantinel
Fabiana is an expert in innovation, new market and supply chain strategy, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech industry, with over 12 years of professional experience. She worked several years at BASFand LyondellBasell, as well as in consulting at Capgemini Consulting and 10EQS; there she led a variety of projects ranging from new market strategy, product portfolio strategy, R&D/Innovation, up to procurement and supply chain. Fabiana holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Padova and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.
Joost is an expert in supply chain management, operations, and IT focusing on the chemical and other industries, with over 20 years of professional experience as a consultant, project manager and interim manager. He worked several years at PRTM (now PWC Management Consulting) and as project manager for various companies. He led a variety of projects in the areas of supply chain management from the strategy definition through transformation including the implementation of its IT aspects. Joost holds an MBA from INSEAD and a project management certificate from the Project Management Institute in Oslo.
Marco is an expert in lean manufacturing and operations management focusing on the chemicals and packaging industry, with over 20 years of professional experience. He worked several years as a consultant with REL and Celerant (now Hitachi Consulting), where he led a variety of projects ranging from lean manufacturing and 5S implementation to working capital optimizations and overall operations transformations in Europe, North America and Latin America. He also gathered valuable experience as an interim manager in executive positions for recognized corporations. Marco holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan.
Phil is an expert in operations and supply chain management, focusing on the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fast-moving consumer goods industries, with over 25 years of professional experience. He worked as a partner at PRTM (now PwC) and as a senior advisor for many companies, where he led a variety of projects including manufacturing productivity improvement, lean/six-sigma programs, and supply-chain transformations. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Peter is an expert in operations management & process and organization transformation, focusing on chemicals, life sciences and other process industries with over 30 years of professional experience. He worked 20 years in different management positions among others at Solvay and Degussa (now Evonik) and 10 years as a consultant and as university advisor & lecturer. He has an international in depth experience in leading operations and business in chemicals incl. operations management, organization transformation, and post-merger management. He has profound expertise in implementing OPEX systems e.g. for risk, production & asset management. Peter is a chemist and holds a Ph.D. degree from Freiburg University, Germany.
Timo is an expert in Industrie 4.0 and New Technologies. He supports our consortium study “Industrie 4.0: Facing the Smart Future – Digitalization in Process Manufacturing” in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technologies, / the KEX AG / Aachen and about 20 industry partners from the chemical and life sciences industries. Timo studied biological sciences at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and holds a master of science in technical biology at the University of Stuttgart. He wrote his M.S. thesis at the Harvard Medical School in Boston and worked on various projects in the field of biotechnology during his studies.
Business Development Manager & Administration
Monika is an expert in marketing and business development, with over 15 years of professional experience. She did her studies in Business Administration with focus on marketing at the University Düsseldorf and holds a Diploma in International Business of the University College Dublin. Monika worked more than 10 years in the field of product marketing at Toshiba Europe GmbH. She supports us in marketing and communication as well as in development of our product portfolio for our clients.
Lukas is an expert in finance and administration, with over 10 years of professional experience. Lukas is responsible for our internal finance and administration processes.
EXPERIENCE IN EXECUTION
WITH INDUSTRY AND
TO YOUNG TALENTS AND
EXECON PARTNERS AND KEX AG WILL REACH THE NEXT AND FINAL MAJOR MILESTONE IN THEIR CONSORTIUM PROJECT ON “DIGITALIZATION IN PROCESS MANUFACTURING – FACING THE SMART FUTURE”: THE FINAL PROJECT REVIEW MEETING
On November 14, 2017 KEX AG and execon partners will, together with their research partners from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, meet in Aachen with the 19 consortium partners from the Process Industries to review the results of Phase III of this project – the so called Business Cases.MORE
EXECON PARTNERS GMBH AND KEX AG LAUNCH A HALF DAY INDUSTRY 4. 0 INTERACTIVE TRAINING WORKSHOP TAILORED TO THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF COMPANIES FROM THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES
Execon partners and KEX (spin off from the Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology Aachen) jointly developed this training based on their in depth understanding of the process industries on the one side and the I4.0 technologies on the other side.
The training is aimed at managers & technical operations experts in the Process Industries. The training will be highly interactive and hands on. It can be tailored to the specific needs of your company.
On 26 June 2017, execon partners hold workshop on `Return-on-Innovation in the Chemical Industry´ at the Mövenpick Hotel in Frankfurt for the third time.
More than 20 participants from the chemical industry came together on the 26th of June for execon partners workshops at the Mövenpick Hotel in Frankfurt am Main. Representatives of considerable chemical companies - Altana, Arlanxeo, BASF, Bayer, Chemische Fabriken Budenheim, Clariant, Covestro, INEOS Styrolution, Henkel, Lanxess, and others - discussed and exchanged experiences on improving return on innovation (ROI).MORE
Execon partners and KEX AG successfully completed the 2nd Project Review Meeting in their consortium project on “Digitalization in Process Manufacturing – Facing the Smart Future”
On June 22, 2017 KEX AG and execon partners and their research partners from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, met in Aachen with the 19 consortium partners from the Process Industries to review and intensively discuss nine Technology Cases which the partners had previously selected from a broad array of Industry 4.0 applications for the process industries.MORE
Authentic, emotional intelligence or authoritative behaviors – what could be best practice for successful leadership in business?
On June 19, 2017, our strategic equity partner- Joerg Krell - will give a guest lecture on leadership in business at the University of Frankfurt - Goethe Finance School.MORE
Execon partners and KEX AG reach the next major milestone in their consortium project on “Digitalization in Process Manufacturing – Facing the Smart Future”: the 2nd Project Review Meeting
On June 22, 2017 KEX AG and execon partners will, together with their research partners from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, meet in Aachen with the 19 consortium partners from the Process Industries to review the results of Phase II of this project – the so called Technology Cases.MORE
EXECON PARTNERS LAUNCHES AN CHEMICAL INNOVATION BENCHMARKING CONCEPT – A STRONG TOOL TO IMPROVE RETURN-ON INNOVATION
The growth dynamic of many chemical companies has clearly decreased in recent years. Companies are even more under pressure to generate new growth through innovation. Our Innovation Benchmarking Concept answers some of your most pressing questions regarding the management of innovation.MORE
In order to strengthen the position in Germany in the long term, the subsidiary execon partners Deutschland GmbH was founded in April 2017. The head office is located close to Munich. An important goal of the German subsidiary of execon partners is the recruitment of experts for the implementation of the industry 4.0 strategy.MORE
We are very pleased to welcome Timo Seibel as a new team member at execon partners from the 1st of May 2017. Timo Seibel assumes the function of Junior Consultant Industry 4.0 and New Technologies. An important part of his responsibility is the support of our consortium study "Industry 4.0: Facing the Smart Future – Digitalization in Process Manufacturing" in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technologies, / the KEX AG / Aachen and about 20 industry partners from the chemical and life sciences industries.MORE
On the 2nd of March 2017, the consortium partners met for the first report meeting of KEX AG in Aachen. The research team made up of members of the Fraunhofer Institute for production technology, the fir / RWTH Aachen, the WZL / RWTH Aachen, KEX AG and execon partners presented 200 potential applications of industry 4.0 technologies for the process industry.MORE
INVITATION TO THE WORKSHOP "RETURN ON INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY” AT 26 JUNE 2017 IN FRANKFURT A. M
On 26 June 2017, Execon partners will offer a one-day workshop on "Return on Innovation in the Chemical Industry". Measuring and optimizing of innovation performance is a major challenge. A simple success formula does not seem to exist - at least in the chemical industry.MORE
EXECON PARTNERS AND KEX AG REACH THE NEXT MILESTONE IN THE CONSORTIUM STUDY PROJECT ON “DIGITALIZATION IN PROCESS MANUFACTURING – FACING THE SMART FUTURE”
On March 02, 2017 execon partners and KEX AG and their research partners will meet with the 18 consortium partners to review the results of Phase I of this project – an overview of applications of Industry 4.0 approaches in the process industries.MORE
Study analyses success factors for return-on-innovation in the chemical industry
The growth dynamic of many chemical companies is clearly decreased in recent years. Companies are even more under pressure to generate new growth through innovation.MORE
EXECON PARTNERS WELCOMES MONIKA BROUWERS AS A NEW TEAM MEMBER FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ADMINISTRATIONS
Monika is an expert in marketing and business development, with over 15 years of professional expierience. She did her studies in business Administration with focus on marketing at the University Düsseldorf and holds a Diploma in International Business from the University College Dublin.MORE
On Nov. 10, 2016 execon partners and KEX AG, a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology in Aachen kicked-off the consortium study “digitization in process manufacturing”, in the presence of representatives of the 17 companies which participate to the study. This joint endeavor aims at mapping the last technology trends in the area of Industrie 4.0, selecting those applications that promise the highest benefit to companies from the process industry, and develop concrete applications and business cases for implementation, together with the participating firms. Following an inspiring key note address on what Industry 4.0 will mean for the industrial world eachMORE
What impact does digitalization have on process manufacturing? Buzzwords like »Industry 4.0«, »Internet of Things«, »Big Data« are omnipresent. But what do these buzzwords mean for companies in process manufacturing industries, particularly regarding their production processes, production technologies and value-added services? In order to answer these questions, KEX Knowledge Exchange AG and execon partners GmbH will start a consortium study »Facing the Smart Future: Digitalization in Process Manufacturing« in November 2016.MORE
EXECON PARTNERS ANNOUNCE THE COOPERATION WITH PROF. DR. ERNST IN THE AREA OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Prof. Dr. Holger Ernst and execon partners will cooperate in consulting projects for the chemical industry that focus on innovation and technology management. Prof. Ernst is a renowned expert with broad academic and business experience in these two fields. He holds the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at the WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar / Germany. In this context execon partners will leverage the IsP (Innovation Success Panel) tool developed and owned by Prof. Ernst as part of its consulting offering for its clients. IsP –which is a registered trade mark of Prof. Ernst- is aMORE
Many companies advertise big data solutions as "the next thing" in the C-suites. But how does an implementation look like and how can it concretely help in business life and create tangible value for your company? In this article published on GoINPHARMA™ execon partners´Lorenzo Nanetti and Lorenzo Formiconi expand on the role of big data solutions in procurement in pharma, how they can reshape the business processes, and which are the pitfalls that a big data transformation implies.MORE
Recent studies indicate that Western Europe as a manufacturing location for the chemical industry is losing ground against global competition. High costs of energy and labour, as well as a shift of the customer center of gravity away from Europe represent a serious challenge to defend the Old Continent in the upcoming years. To examine this trend, execon partners have launched a survey aimed at leaders at chemical companies with relevant operations in Western Europe under the name ”achieving cost leadership 2.0 in chemicals”.MORE
GoINPHARMA™ interviews Lorenzo Formiconi about the challenges in the pharma sector and how execon partners can help
What challenges are facing pharma companies and what changes should they embrace to be successful ? Where and why traditional consulting companies fail to meet the needs of their long-standing pharma clients? How execon is "different" and what does it offer to its clients? In this interview with GoINPHARMA™ Lorenzo Formiconi, managing partner and co-founder of execon partners, expands on the future of pharma and on the role of management consulting in pharma.
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20 representatives of the chemical industry – among others from BASF, Bayer, Evonik, Henkel, Lanxess, LyonellBasell, Styrolution - gathered on June 26 or a one-day workshop organized by execon partners and developed new approaches and best practices to improve their return-on-innovation (ROI).MORE
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