A client with a strong international focus needed to optimise its value chain in order to realise long-term improvements to its cost structure. This meant defining new production and location strategies to include relocation and outsourcing options. Proven experience from reference projects was essential for setting up new production sites and supply chains, as was local knowledge for the implementation phase. Zühlke was expected to lead and coordinate the realignment process, and to present options for improvement, whilst outlining any risks and cultural factors.
Zühlke supported implementation by means of the following measures: