Construction and agricultural machinery is very expensive – half a million for a digger or tractor is no rarity. If the excavator can't dig, the entire building site may well come to a standstill. Tractors mustn't break down either, least of all at harvest time! To make sure they don't, agricultural machine manufacturers keep tens of thousands of different spare parts in stock, valued at several million euros.
Each dealer keeps pretty much the same spare parts as the others, and yet, when the time comes, it always seems to be the part that a customer needs that is missing from the warehouse. So: the storage shelves are full to the brim, but somehow with the wrong parts.
We have found a clever digital solution: In a case example, you will see how the dealers of tractor spare parts find the replacements for the parts that will break down that day at their customers, in their "Amazon shopping basket" when they arrive at work in the morning. We know what those parts will be in advance! Magic? No. Merely an ingenious forecasting model that uses various data to make accurate predictions, all the way through to the weather report!
In another example, we guide thousands of trucks digitally and ensure that traffic runs smoothly on the factory forecourt: In the same way as a stolen luxury sports car can be located as a blinking light on a map in a James Bond film, an innovative RFID system can gather and intelligently manage vehicle movement data... but read for yourself!
And by the way: The Barkawi management consultancy is part of Barkawi Group, which employs around 1200 people at 20 locations around the world. We pursue a different approach to consulting than other major advisory firms. Successful enterprises frequently arise from our consulting projects. That is why Barkawi is known as "the entrepreneur among consultants. But most of all, we prove on a day to day basis, in eight companies in the group, that consultants are good at actually implementing the concepts they create!
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