The technical progress in IT and new solutions offer companies a multitude of opportunities when redesigning processes and new digital services. Intelligent machines, digital twins, and the IoT all offer great potential.

But management expects value to be created with investments in the digital transformation. Specific statements are required, such as how costs can be reduced, customer loyalty improved, errors reduced, quality improved, or how this might affect the competitive situation. As a result, the digital transformation must be calculable, the return on investment (ROI) should be attractive, and the investment costs must be amortizable in a predictable time. This, in turn, increases the pressure on everyone involved in the project to ensure that solutions are successfully and economically implemented.

SALT Solutions guides its clients through this process. The various measures and options involved in the transformation are as complex as the supply chain and its requirements.

We use our expertise to ensure you have a sound basis for your decisions and an exact plan moving forward.

Advice on digitalizing your entire supply chain

Our advice on digitalizing your business can cover all your processes at every level. From management and strategy consulting to process and IT consulting to architecture and technology consulting, we can offer a comprehensive package of services based on your requirements. Once the case has been prepared by our consulting experts, SALT Solutions offers seamless implementation of the concepts by our other project teams.

SALT can help you digitalize the following supply chain processes:

Purchasing

Central versus decentralized processing (organization, processes, conditions, evaluations), sourcing strategies, supplier management (integration and connection), inventory planning, C-parts management, platforms and collaborations, direct and indirect purchasing, service processing, cross-company code processing, GTS, tariff preference calculation, export trade, invoice verification and processing forms, master data management in purchasing (framework, contracts, call-offs, quotations, order book), supplier evaluation

Production

WIP inventory, batch size and setup optimization, tool management, servicing, maintenance, quality management, production control and detailed planning, machine connection, cross-plant production, production technologies

Logistics

Warehouse management, handling unit management, material flow concepts and management, production logistics, yard management, location planning and expansion, supply network planning, intralogistics, key logistics figures

Transport

Distribution network planning, transport and route planning, dangerous goods handling, track & trace, freight cost management, transport exchanges

Sales

Customer and order structures, product and process certifications, sales channels, forecasting models and methods, ATP, aftersales (service and spare parts, repair)

Planning

Sales planning, sales and operational planning, supply network planning, CTP and ATP, rough production planning

Digital supply chain

SCM strategy, planning, implementation, SCM dependencies, interfaces, contexts, digitalization procedures, methods, technologies, business excellence, positioning (company, market, competition), strategy consulting, roadmapping

Data/information systems

Master data and business intelligence, process transparency, IT architectures, key figure systems

Purchasing

Central versus decentralized processing (organization, processes, conditions, evaluations), sourcing strategies, supplier management (integration and connection), inventory planning, C-parts management, platforms and collaborations, direct and indirect purchasing, service processing, cross-company code processing, GTS, tariff preference calculation, export trade, invoice verification and processing forms, master data management in purchasing (framework, contracts, call-offs, quotations, order book), supplier evaluation

Production

WIP inventory, batch size and setup optimization, tool management, servicing, maintenance, quality management, production control and detailed planning, machine connection, cross-plant production, production technologies

Logistics

Warehouse management, handling unit management, material flow concepts and management, production logistics, yard management, location planning and expansion, supply network planning, intralogistics, key logistics figures

Transport

Distribution network planning, transport and route planning, dangerous goods handling, track & trace, freight cost management, transport exchanges

Sales

Customer and order structures, product and process certifications, sales channels, forecasting models and methods, ATP, aftersales (service and spare parts, repair)

Planning

Sales planning, sales and operational planning, supply network planning, CTP and ATP, rough production planning

Digital supply chain

SCM strategy, planning, implementation, SCM dependencies, interfaces, contexts, digitalization procedures, methods, technologies, business excellence, positioning (company, market, competition), strategy consulting, roadmapping

Data/information systems

Master data and business intelligence, process transparency, IT architectures, key figure systems

We offer a pragmatic basis for decision-making

Use our digitalization consulting for support in your transformation project. It's very important to us that we get down to business as equals right away. Our consultants quickly obtain a 360° impression of your core business through a brief analysis of your readiness and the existing process and IT development.

It's very important to maintain the competitive advantages you already have as you go about creating new value; the goal is to enrich and improve them specifically through digitalization and the early use of additional data. The result, i.e. how a digitalization project can leverage the potential in terms of cost, sales, and income, is essential.

Because we take a holistic approach, our consultants quickly and precisely calculate the ROI for the project and thus the amortization of the investment; this is then used to measure the successful implementation of the business case

Benefit from these advantages:

We actively listen:

Because your challenges and your individual starting point are central to our work.

We meet you on the same level:

With our industry and process expertise, we want to get you on board at exactly the point where you are.

We use established procedures:

You have to be able to trust our recommendations. That's why we base our work on established methods.

We give you well-founded recommendations:

Digitalization is too complex for vague actions. We base our analyses on clearly defined success factors and KPIs.

We go where it hurts:

For a transformation, one must always recognize the problems and risks at subordinate process levels.

We know that digitalization is an investment:

We provide support for your decision and always with ROI calculations so that you can plan safely.

Digitalization should never be an end in itself. Create your own well-founded goals and build on an individual digitalization strategy.

Udo Bungert
Head of Strategy and Process Consulting, Digital Transformation

Your digital transformation can be planned: our range of services

Our consulting services include numerous different methods and measures that are based on your initial situation. Starting with analyses and your level of digital readiness, moving on to process and industry-specific tasks, and then strategy development and roadmapping, we provide the advice that precisely fits your requirements.

How SALT Solutions digitalization consulting works

As IT experts, we will, of course, also be happy to provide more than consulting. If you are looking for a partner to implement your digitalization strategy, we will be happy to help you implement both standard and individual solutions.

Our advice on digital transformation has already successfully calculated numerous use and business cases in partnership with clients on an equal footing. If required, we will be happy to send you a selection or more detailed information on the individual references or put you in touch with our client contacts.

Master your challenges together with us.

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