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The territory of North America, with the US being the third largest country in the world by area, is well developed and rich in resources. Equally so the dynamic in job growth, lending and business investment continues, so that North America promises significant potential for entrepreneurial activities in the future. Are you already producing in North America or maintain important supply chains in this region? Is your company active in the North American supplier industry and services other foreign markets? International standards in business organisation and process optimisation are therefore of vital importance to your company. Even though it is important for you as an internationally operating company to consider country- specific characteristics at home and abroad, you should pay close attention to a consistent communication, terminology and methodical procedure within your company - even across borders. This is the only way to coordinate and align global value creation processes to achieve your corporate goals in the long term and to master the competition.

Certified REFA-Consultants – our own locally based consultancy firms or selected cooperations – support you in the process with goal-oriented organisational, time management and production consultancy as well as lean management, both nationally and internationally.

REFA-Methods combined with LEAN: proven international standards

Even though the North American market is highly attractive to many businesses, it is not an easy one: the market is highly competitive and due to its size far more complex that one might think on first glance. The topic of Industry 4.0 is also increasingly becoming a driver of the economy and innovation in North America. To strengthen the competitiveness the topics of digitisation and networking of manufacturing processes gain importance in this context. However, before companies can upgrade technically, they must make structures, procedures and processes transparent, design them to meet requirements and optimise them in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. Only then can the technological turbo show results.

You create the basis for this with the internationally proven REFA-Methods for process analysis and optimisation in terms of lean management. The implemented standards enable you to create valuable synergies in North America in work design and operational organisation. Large industrial companies such as Siemens, Linde or Schindler already rely on the tried-and-tested REFA-Expertise. Automotive supplier companies -like Schaeffler or the Dräxlmaier group - use the proven consultancy and training programs offered by REFA International AG

Demand-driven consultancy and vocational training for North America

REFA International AG offers companies based in or doing business in North America real added value with its global 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 borders. Our consultants have many years of experience in and in-depth knowledge of the North American market and additionally bring the necessary knowledge about cultural characteristics to the table. Thanks to our local presence we can react fast and flexible to the ever-changing requirements.

Comprehensive consultancy services

Regardless of whether you are active in industry or the service sector, our experienced consultants will realise together with you lean and innovative process solutions in production and the administration of your company. We support you all the way 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

Contemporary and practice-proven (online) vocational training

Using standards in terminology and procedures you accelerate the optimisation processes in your company. You therefore ensure that everyone involved in the value stream of an internationally operating company – despite different national specifics – speaks a “uniform” language and works with the same tools and methods towards the overall company goal. Amongst other things, you achieve this best with targeted vocational training of your employees. REFA International AG offers you an up-to-date and practice-proven qualification program when it come to effective methods for time management, processes and lean management. We offer these services in your home country and many other countries around the world. With our company-specific in-house seminars or online training courses you upgrade teams across borders to a common level of knowledge, build up professional competences globally and expand knowledge in company-specific topics.

Our many years of consultancy experience in North America provides us with a comprehensive market knowledge from both the consultant’s and business`s point of view. See for yourself!

Your contact

Bettina DirksBettina Dirks
Coordination Consulting
phone +49(0)89 42 01 74 71
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