For several years Eastern Europe has already been an interesting market for international corporations due its growth power. Despite prevailing conflicts of interest, the location is increasingly moving into the focus of the international business community. Main reasons for producing in Eastern Europe are, apart from labour costs, the good qualification of employees and the attractive subsidy programs in a politically predictable environment. This brings a lot of capital to the region which in turn promotes the steady economic development.
Do you produce in Eastern Europe or maintain important supply chains in the region? Is your company active in the Eastern European supplier industry and services other foreign markets? Then you should not do without international standards in business organisation and process optimisation. Even though it is important to you as an internationally operating company to consider country-specific characteristics, you should pay attention to consistent communication, terminology and methodical procedures within your company - even across national borders. This is the only way you are able to coordinate and align global value creation processes to achieve your corporate goals in the long term whilst still surviving in competition.
Certified REFA-Consultants - our own locally based consultancy firms or selected co-operations - support you in this process with goal-oriented organisational, time management and production consulting as well as Lean Management - both nationally and internationally.
REFA-Methods combined with LEAN: proven international standards
The countries of eastern Europe are increasingly developing from being an "extended workbench" to being a valued partner in development and innovation. However, they do lag where the implementation of modern solutions towards Industry 4.0 is concerned. The opportunities that an amplified automation provides in terms of better efficiency in production remain underutilised in many places. However, before companies in Eastern Europe can upgrade technologically, they must make structures, procedures and processes in their operations transparent, design them to meet requirements and optimise them in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. Only then can the technological turbo show results.
The internationally tried-and-tested REFA-Methods for process analysis and optimisation in combination with a lean management approach provide the basis for this. The standards implemented enable you to create valuable synergies in work design and operational organisation in Eastern Europe. Industrial enterprises such as Siemens, TDK Electronics or Palfinger already rely on the proven REFA-Expertise. Many automotive suppliers - like Schaeffler and the Dräxlmaier Group - also use the tried-and-tested consultancy and training services offered by REFA International AG.
Demand-driven consultancy and vocational training for Eastern Europe
REFA International AG offers companies based in or doing business in Eastern Europe a real added value with its comprehensive consultancy services. The use of Best-Practice-Methods for productivity enhancement and process optimisation is no longer limited to the domestic location but takes effect across countries.
Our consultants gathered many years of in-depth knowledge of the Eastern European market and also have the necessary knowledge about cultural characteristics. Thanks to our local presence we are flexible and are there for you when you need to react quickly to changing requirements.
Consultancy services offered by REFA International AG
Our experienced consultants work with you on the realisation of lean and innovative process solutions in both the production and administration areas of your company. We support you with a wide range of consultancy services: from factory planning to the optimisation of individual process steps in the operational business. Our focus is on the following topics:
- Lean Management
- Time studies/Activity sampling
- Process analysis/Process optimisation
- Factory planning
- Logistics and warehouse optimisation
- Time management according to REFA
- Cost and performance accounting
- Shopfloor management
- Quality management
Practice-proven vocational training - in-house or online
Using standards in terminology and procedures, you accelerate the optimisation processes in your company. You therefore ensure that your employees speak a “uniform” language - despite their different national backgrounds - and work towards the company's goals using the same set of tools and methods. You can achieve this, among other things, by targeted further training of your employees. REFA International AG offers you a tried-and-tested training program on topics such as time management, process optimisation and lean management, both in your home country and in many other countries around the world. With our company-specific in-house seminars and online training courses, you can upgrade teams across borders to a common level of knowledge, build up professional competences in your company worldwide and expand knowledge in company-specific topics.
Our many years of consultancy experience in Eastern Europe provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the market from the consultant's and entrepreneur's point of view. See for yourself!
Selected REFA projects in Eastern Europe
Here is a small excerpt of our projects in Eastern Europe: