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In the research project "Construction and Testing of Innovative Freight Wagons" initiated by the German Ministry of Transport (BMVI), SCI Verkehr is conducting the analysis of economic feasiblity on behalf of DB Cargo / VTG To the official homepage

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Strategic Management Consultancy Examples

Due diligence support

On behalf of an international financial investor, SCI Verkehr provided support for a due diligence process for the company. SCI Verkehr responded to

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Due diligence support

Customer: Investment bank

On behalf of an international financial investor, SCI Verkehr provided support for a due diligence process for the company. SCI Verkehr responded to current issues regarding transport markets as well as developments in vehicle leasing.

The European leasing market for freight wagons

On behalf of a big European leasing company, SCI Verkehr examined the European market for freight wagons with special focus on the leasing segment.

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The European leasing market for freight wagons

Customer: European freight wagon leasing company

On behalf of a big European leasing company, SCI Verkehr examined the European market for freight wagons with special focus on the leasing segment. Based on the three pillars- market analysis, competition assessment and survey of the demand side, various options were examined and assessed.

Economic survey Hamburg logistics

SCI Verehr has been conducting a member survey regarding the economic development of the logistic sector in Hamburg on behalf of the

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Economic survey Hamburg logistics

Customer: Logostics network

SCI Verehr has been conducting a member survey regarding the economic development of the logistic sector in Hamburg on behalf of the Logistikinitiative Hamburg since 2009. The collected data is checked against the SCI/Logistikbarometer and put into the national context. This survey was conducted once again in 2016 and was presented at the initiative's general assembly.

Market Analyses Examples

International customer survey of companys in the transport sector

On behalf of a medium-sized manufacturer of system components for the railway industry, SCI Verkehr conducted an independent survey of the company's

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International customer survey of companys in the transport sector

Customer: Component manufacturer

On behalf of a medium-sized manufacturer of system components for the railway industry, SCI Verkehr conducted an independent survey of the company's competitive performance.

Evaluation of volumes and trends in the worldwide wheel set markets

SCI Verkehr analysed the volumes, competitive structures and trends in the worldwide markets for forged railway wheels on behalf of an

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Evaluation of volumes and trends in the worldwide wheel set markets

Customer: Credit and financial institute

SCI Verkehr analysed the volumes, competitive structures and trends in the worldwide markets for forged railway wheels on behalf of an internationally active credit and financial institute.

Market potential analysis for innovative braking systems

SCI Verkehr investigated the market acceptance and market potential of a possible product innovation for two railway supply companies, which were

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Market potential analysis for innovative braking systems

Customer: Railway industry supplier

SCI Verkehr investigated the market acceptance and market potential of a possible product innovation for two railway supply companies, which were planning a joint investment in developing high-quality components. As well as the additional potential achievable from the production innovation, the analysis took into consideration the risk of sunk costs as a result of uncertainty about the further market development and market success of the product.

Asset Valuation Examples

Valuation of Pre-owned Multisystem Locomotives

On behalf of a financial service provider, SCI Verkehr assesses the current market value of pre-owned multisystem locomotives for cross-border

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Valuation of Pre-owned Multisystem Locomotives

Customer: Financial service provider

On behalf of a financial service provider, SCI Verkehr assesses the current market value of pre-owned multisystem locomotives for cross-border traffic in Europe by means of DCF and DRC valuation. The focus is on identifying obsolescence risks.

Valuation report of a used DMU fleet

On behalf of a passenger transport operator, SCI Verkehr appraises the current vehicle value and future performance of used DMUs. Appraisal is

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Valuation report of a used DMU fleet

Customer: Transport company

On behalf of a passenger transport operator, SCI Verkehr appraises the current vehicle value and future performance of used DMUs. Appraisal is conducted by means of the cost-based DRC method. Special focus is put on defining realistic scenarios to reuse the fleets. Moreover, technical condition assessment will be carried out by an expert.

Assessment of steel carrier wagons in continental Europe

On behalf of a European leasing company, SCI Verkehr assesses a fleet of new steel carrier wagons. Assessment of the wagons is conducted by means of

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Assessment of steel carrier wagons in continental Europe

Customer: European leasing company

On behalf of a European leasing company, SCI Verkehr assesses a fleet of new steel carrier wagons. Assessment of the wagons is conducted by means of the DCF and DRC methods and takes into consideration the supply and demand situation specific to these wagons.

Public Consulting Examples

Support in restructuring process in rail freight transport

SCI Verkehr supported a leading European rail freight transport company in central restructuring processes. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr developed

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Support in restructuring process in rail freight transport

Customer: International leading company in rail freight transport

SCI Verkehr supported a leading European rail freight transport company in central restructuring processes. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr developed own and analysed existing market expectations. At the same time, benchmarks regarding the entrepreneurial organisation of production and sales units were been developed. SCI Verkehr prepared, accompanied and evaluated the processes for implementing the restructuring.

Market potentials and prospects for the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel

On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, SCI Verkehr performed an analysis of the medium-term development

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Market potentials and prospects for the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel

Customer: Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, SCI Verkehr performed an analysis of the medium-term development of the rail transport market, in order to derive the prospects for the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel (KWK). For this purpose SCI Verkehr derived the potential market volume for climatic tests in the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel from the forecast of the future procurement volume of rail vehicles and analysed the competitive situation of other climatic test providers.

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Profitability Analysis Examples

Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across

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Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

Customer: Logistic company

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across national borders. However, as opposed to the state railways, the regional railways cannot make use of the simplified common shipping procedure but are subject to the regulating procedures of the common / community shipping procedure. With this report a recommendation was developed for procedural management under the existing conditions.

Assessment of maintenance capacities in North Rhine-Westphalia

A medium-sized transport company is looking to assess developments in the short-distance passenger transport market and their consequences for

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Assessment of maintenance capacities in North Rhine-Westphalia

Customer: Medium-sized transport company and vehicle maintenance provider

A medium-sized transport company is looking to assess developments in the short-distance passenger transport market and their consequences for maintenance in North Rhine-Westphalia. The following targets are of paramount importance: 1) analysis and assessment of basic conditions of the short-distance passenger transport market; 2) processing market developments in the short-distance passenger transport market; 3) deduction of demand potential for maintenance work. With the available survey, SCI Verkehr GmbH is compiling the basis for these assessments in June 2006.

Feasibility study ? Alternative drives for buses

In a feasibility study, SCI Verkehr has assessed the advantages and disadvantages of existing bus concepts for alternative drives (hybrid vehicles,

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Feasibility study ? Alternative drives for buses

Customer: Transport company in Germany

In a feasibility study, SCI Verkehr has assessed the advantages and disadvantages of existing bus concepts for alternative drives (hybrid vehicles, plug-in vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) and the infrastructure required for this. Against the background of this assessment, SCI Verkehr has derived a detailed procurement proposal for buses with alternative drives on behalf of an international transport company.

Process optimization Examples

Expert support for planned logistical changes

A midsized brewery planned to make comprehensive changes to its logistical structures based upon the expertise of an external advisor. This mainly

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Expert support for planned logistical changes

Customer: Midsized brewery

A midsized brewery planned to make comprehensive changes to its logistical structures based upon the expertise of an external advisor. This mainly concerned the warehouses at the production site. SCI Verkehr carried out a cross-check of the assumptions and calculations. Furthermore, SCI Verkehr accompanied the dialogue process between the works council and management on the basis of a technical expertise.

Assessment of planned location changes

A leading company in the food industry is planning to close individual, independently operating logistics locations with storages and commissioning

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Assessment of planned location changes

Customer: Global player in food industry

A leading company in the food industry is planning to close individual, independently operating logistics locations with storages and commissioning in Germany or to re-utilise them as pure cross dock storage. To this end, SCI Verkehr is carrying out a cross check, is providing important advice on potential risks of the planned concept and is suggesting possible amendments to the plan developed by the customer.

Restructuring of workshop flows

When centralising three workshops into one new site, our client had not implemented an active change management strategy. The processes and areas of

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Restructuring of workshop flows

Customer: Global player in the food industry

When centralising three workshops into one new site, our client had not implemented an active change management strategy. The processes and areas of work taken over from the old locations led to a significant drop in output at the new site. First of all, SCI Verkehr analysed and documented the existing workflows in a task force including management and the works council. At the same time, the team from SCI Verkehr identified and initiated necessary changes and oversaw the implementation on site. The aim of the project was to introduce staff to the new conditions in order to establish the adapted working areas and processes for the long term.