Future-proof your logistics!

Supply Chain Management Innovation & Sustainability

Strengthen your supply chains for the challenges of the future

Innovative supply chain solutions are essential to meeting the demands of a rapidly changing business world. By using new technologies such as AI, digital twin and platforms in supply chain management, companies can create transparency, reduce costs, shorten delivery times and increase customer satisfaction. In addition, it is becoming increasingly important to consider environmental, social and economic aspects along the entire supply chain. Companies must address issues of CO₂ emissions, energy consumption, waste disposal, fair working conditions, supplier selection and other sustainability aspects.

Benefit from our wide-range of technology expertise within the UNITY Innovation Alliance -- from strategic alignment to technology selection to successful implementation. We also enable you to implement sustainable practices that reduce environmental impact and promote social responsibility while being economically profitable.

Our Consulting Services for Supply Chain Management Innovation & Sustainability

Leverage real-time partner information to optimize supply chain performance

Your challenges:

  • Lack of transparency across the supply chain process 
  • Inefficient inventory management, inaccurate demand forecasting, and lack of ability to respond to changes

UNITY solution approach:

  • Analyze requirements and select the appropriate platform
  • Data integration and connectivity: Create a secure and efficient communication infrastructure to collaborate with your partners
  • Partnerships and integration: Integrate suppliers, customers and logistics service providers into the platform for seamless collaboration along the entire supply chain
On the next optimization level to success

Your challenges:

  • Supply chain disruption due to shortages, bottlenecks or delivery failures
  • Increased uncertainty due to unpredictable (external) business risks and lack of transparency in the network

UNITY solution approach:

  • With the Readiness Check, you evaluate the performance of your value chain with regard to the Digital Twin.
  • We work with you to design business processes for managing and integrating suppliers, products and transport logistics in the virtual world.
  • Together with your technical departments, we design and implement the right analysis and planning solution for you.

Digital Twin

Innovative in the future

Your challenges:

  • Insufficient use of data in optimizing supply chain processes
  • Lack of transparency and lack of real-time information on deliveries, inventories and production processes

UNITY solution approach:

  • Select and manage the implementation of AI-supported solutions with the help of suitable use cases
  • UNITY Process Optimizer to identify patterns in process steps of the end-to-end supply chain
  • Advanced expertise in implementation through UNITY Innovation Alliance

Smart Data & AI

Create a well thought-out cyber security strategy in SCM

Your challenges:

  • Establishing new technologies and IT solutions, including compatibility
  • Protecting deployed hardware and software solutions from cyber-attacks

UNITY solution approach:

  • Evaluate cyber security service portfolio and perform fit-gap analysis
  • Develop and implement cyber security strategies and governance structures
  • Select secure technologies and build IT architectures & frameworks.

Cyber Security im SCM

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Make your supply chain circular!

Your challenges:

  • Uncovering circular economy potential along your supply chain 
  • Struggling to select the most effective circular economy measures within your supply chain

UNITY solution approach:

  • Identify circular potentials along your entire supply chain together
  • Develop and implement concepts in identified areas of action: e.g., 10R strategy, resource optimization, selection of sustainable materials, packaging alternatives, etc.

Circular Economy

Achieve transparency in your supply chain!

Your challenges:

  • Little transparency and control in your supply chain
  • Compliance with legal requirements (LkSG).

UNITY solution approach

  • Develop a joint action plan to meet the requirements of the LkSG
  • Perform a risk analysis along your supply chain with regard to human rights, working conditions and environmental standards 
  • Set up complaint management and prevention measures 
  • Implement documentation and reporting requirements
Reduce emissions in your supply chain!

Your challenges: 

  • Recording of CO2 emissions along the entire supply chain for end-to-end transparency 
  • Holistic planning and implementation of CO2 strategy

UNITY solution approach:

  • Identify and assess CO2 emissions along your supply chain
  • Co-develop sustainable CO2 strategies
  • Develop and support the implementation of CO2 reduction measures


Profit from circular logistics concepts!

Your challenges:

  • Planning and implementing a circular logistics concept for your business model
  • Sustainable as well as cost- and efficiency-optimized design of your logistics

UNITY solution approach:

  • Develop circular logistics concepts: e.g. intelligent returns management, take-back and disposal solutions (recycling/end-of-life management)
  • Identify optimization potentials for increasing efficiency and reducing costs within circular logistics structures

Project stories in Supply Chain Management

  • Merging of two workshops
  • Quick-Check OPEX @ Waldemar Link
  • Digital Factory Planning
  • Logistics concept at site Nänikon
  • Re-design of Cleanroom Production and the Logistics System
  • Equipment Planning and Implementation
  • Digital Reference Architecture LHT
  • Restructuring of the Diebold Nixdorf site in Paderborn
  • Process standardization across all sites
  • V-ZUG 33 – Logistics concept vertical factory
  • Implementation support for a new factory
  • Produktion Optimizing with Lean Production
  • Industrial reorientation of maintenance
  • Support of digitalization pilots
  • Resource efficiency through Supply Cart System
  • Market Leadership in Smart Manufacturing
  • Detailed planning of new production site
  • Detailed planning of a strategic location development
  • Standardization of Packaging Material
  • Sound planning basis for all business units
  • Development of Roadmap 2020
  • Long-term increase in production efficiency
  • Innovative sewing and assistance system
  • Lean management coaching in new factory
  • Increasing efficiency and lead times
  • Clear methodology in the planning process
  • Realizing digital customer journey
  • Design of Inbound, Inner-Plant and Outbound Logistics
  • Resource management
  • Creating added value for customers and company
  • Clear roles and responsibilities for IT and OT
  • Concept creation of a digital process platform

Your contacts for Supply Chain Management Innovation & Sustainability

Manuel Kumle

Head of Business Area

Stuttgart, Germany
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Dr. Michael Herbst

Partner, Head of Business Area

Cologne, Germany
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Katharina Pierschalik

Partner, Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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Martin Ramm

Senior Manager, Senior Team Leader

Hamburg, Germany
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Jan Weirich

Head of SCM & Logistics

Cologne, Germany
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