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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

Logistics concept beverage industry

A leading group of the beverage industry currently has more than 60 sites in Germany. From these sites, customers are supplied by means of

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Logistics concept beverage industry

Customer: Global player of the beverage industry

A leading group of the beverage industry currently has more than 60 sites in Germany. From these sites, customers are supplied by means of predominantly self-organised logistics. Together with the management and the Central Works Council, SCI Verkehr worked out an integrated logistics concept providing an outlook up to 2020.

Preparation of bidding documents for tenders in Western Germany

SCI Verkehr supported a private railway transport company in the strategic and operational calculation and preparation of a bid for transport

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Preparation of bidding documents for tenders in Western Germany

Customer: Private railway company

SCI Verkehr supported a private railway transport company in the strategic and operational calculation and preparation of a bid for transport services in Germany. The aim was to submit an attractive, innovative and cost-efficient offer for rail services to maximize the client’s opportunity of success in the competition for the transport service contract and to subsequently guarantee sustainable economic success and customer satisfaction. SCI Verkehr performed the conceptual and technical planning, calculation, the editorial preparation and operational and organisational support.

Due diligence in the leasing market

SCI Verkehr supports a private equity investor in acquiring a rolling stock leasing company. Focus of SCI Verkehr’s activities in the context of

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Due diligence in the leasing market

Customer: Private equity firm

SCI Verkehr supports a private equity investor in acquiring a rolling stock leasing company. Focus of SCI Verkehr’s activities in the context of the due diligence process lies on analysing various submarkets in the European leasing business and prospects of the targets. In addition to that, the customer will be supported with regards to preparing a detailed financial model including relevant parameters and market mechanisms.

Market Analyses Examples

Setting up and update of a global project monitoring tool

On behalf of a manufacturer of rail car components, SCI Verkehr created a continually updated project monitoring. This enables the mapping of

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Setting up and update of a global project monitoring tool

Customer: Component manufacturer

On behalf of a manufacturer of rail car components, SCI Verkehr created a continually updated project monitoring. This enables the mapping of success- and decision-critical data. The client receives information about relevant rolling stock projects, therefore being able to initiate necessary product developments promptly. The latest results are available on a client-specific internet platform at any time.

Demand analysis and market assessment electric locomotives

As a basis for an investment decision, SCI Verkehr assessed the market for sale and leasing of electric mainline locomotives in continental Europe.

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Demand analysis and market assessment electric locomotives

Customer: Asset and investment manager

As a basis for an investment decision, SCI Verkehr assessed the market for sale and leasing of electric mainline locomotives in continental Europe. The focus of this analysis was on a supply and demand analysis as well as the determination of expected purchasing prices and leasing rates.

Market analysis painting raw materials

On behalf of a globally active chemical company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for painting raw materials. The in-depth analysis

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Market analysis painting raw materials

Customer: Globally active chemical company

On behalf of a globally active chemical company, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for painting raw materials. The in-depth analysis evaluated the market potential for these materials and provided a basis for further strategic planning.

Asset Valuation Examples

Value appraisal for modernised diesel locomotives with hybrid drive

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr compiled a value appraisal for modernised diesel locomotives including a locomotive which was fitted with

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Value appraisal for modernised diesel locomotives with hybrid drive

Customer: Leasing company

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr compiled a value appraisal for modernised diesel locomotives including a locomotive which was fitted with hybrid drive.

Value analysis of used DMUs

For an international financing company SCI Verkehr analysed the current vehicle value and future value development of used DMUs. The examination was

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Value analysis of used DMUs

Customer: International financing company

For an international financing company SCI Verkehr analysed the current vehicle value and future value development of used DMUs. The examination was carried out using an analysis of future tenders in the German commuter transport market.

Vehicle assessment rail freight fleet

On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr ascertains the current vehicle value of a rail freight fleet. Value assessment of these vehicles

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Vehicle assessment rail freight fleet

Customer: International bank

On behalf of a refinancing bank, SCI Verkehr ascertains the current vehicle value of a rail freight fleet. Value assessment of these vehicles operated on the Iberian Peninsula is built on the cost-based DRC assessment approach and considers results of a supply and demand analysis of locomotives and freight wagons.

Public Consulting Examples

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Speicalist lecture on developments in the railway industry

SCI Verkehr speaks to selected participants from the rail industry in Brandenburg about development prospects of the global railway industry and

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Speicalist lecture on developments in the railway industry

Customer: Business development agency

SCI Verkehr speaks to selected participants from the rail industry in Brandenburg about development prospects of the global railway industry and their significance for the rail transport centre Brandenburg.

Concept development, installation and management of Landesinitiative Bahntechnik NRW (State Initiative Railway Engineering NRW)

Based on the study "Status and Outlook for the Railway Engineering Industy in North Rhine Westphalia": servicing Landesinitiative Bahntechnik NRW in

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Concept development, installation and management of Landesinitiative Bahntechnik NRW (State Initiative Railway Engineering NRW)

Customer: Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Mittelstand, Technologie und Verkehr des Landes NRW (The Ministry for Economy and Small Business, Energy and Traffic of State North Rhine Westphalia) Current project since September 1996 ? from April 2000 under the umbrell

Based on the study "Status and Outlook for the Railway Engineering Industy in North Rhine Westphalia": servicing Landesinitiative Bahntechnik NRW in respect of concepts, technical information and operation.

Profitability Analysis Examples

Analysis freight wagon bogies

On behalf of an Asian freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for freight wagon bogies in Europe. The analysis was focused on

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Analysis freight wagon bogies

Customer: Asian freight wagon manufacturer

On behalf of an Asian freight wagon manufacturer, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for freight wagon bogies in Europe. The analysis was focused on bogies for high-speed trains for operational speeds of 160 km/h.

Economic assessment of automation potentials in rail operation

SCI Verkehr prepares a cost driver analysis for operational processes which is aimed at evaluating automation potentials in the context of

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Economic assessment of automation potentials in rail operation

Customer: Rail operator

SCI Verkehr prepares a cost driver analysis for operational processes which is aimed at evaluating automation potentials in the context of feasibility assessment and, thus, at enabling an investment decision regarding the digitalisation of processes.

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Process optimization Examples

Support in compiling an offer for the rout—related tender of local rail transport services in the Bielefeld region (North Rhine Westphalia)

SCI Verkehr has supported a railway transport company in compiling a competitive wettbewerbsfähigen transport offer. We have compiled of all

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Support in compiling an offer for the rout—related tender of local rail transport services in the Bielefeld region (North Rhine Westphalia)

Customer: Stadtentwicklungsbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

SCI Verkehr has supported a railway transport company in compiling a competitive wettbewerbsfähigen transport offer. We have compiled of all important documents as well as a marketing-strategic consultancy for compiling the offer. The client has been awarded the contract.

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Future workshop logistics

The works committee and logistics management of a global player in the food industry intended to initiate an open dialogue about the future

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Future workshop logistics

Customer: Global player in the food industry

The works committee and logistics management of a global player in the food industry intended to initiate an open dialogue about the future optimisation of logistical processes with external support. By conducting talks with both sides, SCI Verkehr prepared the dialogue, hosted the meetings of a joint working group and provided specialist input with the aim of developing a common perception of the logistical future of the company.