From a political point of view Western Europe resembles a patchwork quilt, but as an international business location the region remains attractive for large corporations and mid-tier companies. And that despite the growing importance of the Asian markets.
Do you produce in Western Europe or maintain important supply chains in this region? Is your company engaged in the western European supplier industry and services other foreign markets? Then you should focus on international standards in business organisation and process optimisation. Even though it is important for you as an internationally operating company to take into account country-specific characteristics, you should not underestimate the advantages of consistent communication, terminology and methodical procedures within your company across national borders. After all, you can only align and coordinate global value creation processes in the long term, if you have standards and communication standards in place. These in turn will benefit you in the achievement of your corporate goals.
Certified REFA consultants support you in this process with target-oriented organisational, time management and production consulting as well as lean management, both nationally and internationally. In these areas, we are one of the most experienced consultancies in Western Europe.
REFA-Methods combined with Lean proven international standards.
Western markets are highly interconnected and dependent upon legal frameworks and decision of the European Union. As if this wasn´t challenging enough, a large part of the Western European companies openly confront the requirements to manage the transition to Industry 4.0 successfully. But before they can upgrade in terms of technology, structures, procedures and processes within the company must be made transparent, designed according to requirements and optimised in effectiveness and efficiency. With the internationally proven REFA-Methods for process analysis and optimisation combined with lean management tools you create the basis for a significant increase in performance and cost minimisation in the context of this technological development. The implemented standards enable you to create valuable synergies in work design and operational organisation in Western Europe. Large industrial companies, such as Siemens, Linde or Schaeffler already rely on the proven REFA-Expertise. Automotive suppliers like Schaeffler and the Dräxlmaier Group also count on the tried-and-tested consultancy and training services offered by REFA International AG.
Demand-driven consultancy and vocational training for Western Europe
REFA International AG offers companies based in or doing business in Western Europe a real added value with its global consultancy approach. The application of Best-Practice-Methods for increasing productivity and process optimisation is no longer limited to the domestic location but takes effect across countries. Our internationally experienced consultants are on stand-by for you in Western Europe and worldwide. Thanks to our local presence we flexible and able to react quickly to changing requirements.
Comprehensive range of consultancy services
Regardless of whether you are at home in the service sector or in Industry, together with you, our multilingual consultants will implement lean and innovative process solutions both in production and administrative areas of your company. Equipped with the repertoire of proven REFA-Methods we support you all the way from factory planning to the optimisation of singular process steps in your 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
Up-to-date further vocational training - online or in-house
Using standards in terminology and procedures you accelerate the optimisation processes in your company. In spite of differing national characteristics, you are able to ensure that all employees involved in the value steam speak a "uniform” language and work with the same set of tools and methods towards your corporate goals - regardless of which country. This state can be achieved by purposeful training of employees. When it comes to proven methods for time management, processes and lean management, REFA International supports you with a cutting-edge and field-tested qualification program both at your headquarters and in many other countries around the world. With our company-specific in-house seminars or 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 Western Europe provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the markets, both from the consultant’s and the entrepreneurs' point of view. See for yourself.
Selected REFA projects in Western Europe
Here is a small excerpt of our projects in Western Europe: