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SCI Verkehr is as a strategic consultancy company focused on the international railway and logistics industry. We support our business partners in optimising their processes and in evaluating their assets. We help our clients analysing target markets, their structures, dynamics and trends und we develop viable and suitable future strategies.

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Strategic Management Consultancy Examples

Disposal strategy of railway transport companies and leasing companies

On behalf of an American railway transport company, SCI Verkehr has examined disposal strategies of European railway companies for locomotives and

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Disposal strategy of railway transport companies and leasing companies

Customer: Railway transport company

On behalf of an American railway transport company, SCI Verkehr has examined disposal strategies of European railway companies for locomotives and passenger coaches. The objective is to implement a benchmark according to which other railway companies carry out corresponding disposals. To determine the right point in time for the disposal in relation to the refurbishment of the respective vehicle types, various models have been identified and presented.

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Market potential analysis rolling stock components

On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr developed a market potential analysis for a rolling stock component based on the accessible market

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Market potential analysis rolling stock components

Customer: Component manufacturer

On behalf of a component manufacturer, SCI Verkehr developed a market potential analysis for a rolling stock component based on the accessible market in OEM business as well as sales potentials of the components in after-sales business.

Market Analyses Examples

Market development and forecast in passenger vehicle segment

As a basis for expanding its business division "railway technology" an international subsystem supplier commissioned SCI Verkehr to provide an

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Market development and forecast in passenger vehicle segment

Customer: Subsystem supplier

As a basis for expanding its business division "railway technology" an international subsystem supplier commissioned SCI Verkehr to provide an analysis and forecast of various market segments for passenger vehicles. We performed an analysis of procurements in recent years and a forecast of the market development until 2011. Furthermore, we outlined to the client the developments in individual vehicle segments and regionally specific characteristics.

Market Analysis for Shunting Locomotives of Powers up to 2,000kW in Central Europe

SCI Verkehr has developed the foundations for making decisions regarding future product portfolio orientation of a midsized German manufacturer of

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Market Analysis for Shunting Locomotives of Powers up to 2,000kW in Central Europe

Customer: Midsized vehicle manufacturer

SCI Verkehr has developed the foundations for making decisions regarding future product portfolio orientation of a midsized German manufacturer of shunting locomotives. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr has analysed the procurement demand from industrial, non-federal and port railways in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Low Countries up to 2018. To determine the procurement demand SCI Verkehr verified and built upon the market information contained within its database using interviews with potential clients.

Asset Database of European Rolling Stock

For its spare parts business and After-Sales, a component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to draw up a database of European rolling stock. It

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Asset Database of European Rolling Stock

Customer: Component manufacturer

For its spare parts business and After-Sales, a component manufacturer commissioned SCI Verkehr to draw up a database of European rolling stock. It will be programmed in SQL and will be linked with the customer’s SAP system.

Asset Valuation Examples

Brief analysis of North American diesel locomotives

Regarding the financing of diesel locomotives for the North American market, SCI Verkehr has analysed the market risks of the assets on behalf of an

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Brief analysis of North American diesel locomotives

Customer: International bank

Regarding the financing of diesel locomotives for the North American market, SCI Verkehr has analysed the market risks of the assets on behalf of an international bank.

Price and leasing analysis for locomotives

On behalf of an international financier, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of purchase prices and leasing rates of two selected locomotive types

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Price and leasing analysis for locomotives

Customer: International leasing company

On behalf of an international financier, SCI Verkehr analysed the development of purchase prices and leasing rates of two selected locomotive types in the European market.

Asset valuation for used DMUs in UK

As basis for an investment decision, SCI Verkehr evaluates the market value of a fleet of fast DMUs which are in operation in the UK. Besides

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Asset valuation for used DMUs in UK

Customer: Rolling Stock Lessor

As basis for an investment decision, SCI Verkehr evaluates the market value of a fleet of fast DMUs which are in operation in the UK. Besides evaluating by means of the income-based DCF method, focus is also put on considering possible reuse in other franchises.

Public Consulting Examples

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Strength/weakness analysis of logistics in Baden-Württemberg

The logistics sector is one of the leading sectors in Germany. For a state like Baden-Württemberg, the strengths of which lie in a number of

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Strength/weakness analysis of logistics in Baden-Württemberg

Customer: Baden-Württemberg Department of Trade and Industry

The logistics sector is one of the leading sectors in Germany. For a state like Baden-Württemberg, the strengths of which lie in a number of technological and industrial sectors such as micro-system technology, mechanical engineering and the automobile sector, logistics are of particular relevance as a trans-sectional function. At the same time, the past focus on purely technological issues has led to logistics not being perceived as a core segment. The Baden-Württemberg Department of Trade and Industry has therefore assigned SCI Verkehr compile a strength/weakness analysis regarding logistics in Baden-Württemberg. The objective of the study is to highlight the importance of the industry and identify obstacles for Baden-Württemberg in order to provide the industrial companies situated there today with the optimum conditions for their day-to-day (logistical) work. As a result, SCI Verkehr is going to formulate a logistics strategy for Baden-Württemberg and identify potential flagship projects.

Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte (Transport Association of Central Westphalia)

Implementation of a market and strategy analysis for developing decisions concerning locations for logistical objects in selected industry sectors

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Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte (Transport Association of Central Westphalia)

Customer: Verkehrsverband Westfalen-Mitte

Implementation of a market and strategy analysis for developing decisions concerning locations for logistical objects in selected industry sectors Relevant types of strategy with the solution of ideal storage and distribution strategies are identified, systemized and assessed with regard to their transport intensity. A practical impact assessment will be done by means of this analysis concerning the transport development and congestion for the logistics site in central Westphalia.

Profitability Analysis Examples

Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations for the next steps with the

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Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Customer: Operator

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations for the next steps with the objective of maintaining as many competitive jobs in the maintenance plants as possible.

Environmental comparison - railway transport

Working for Allianz pro Schiene and in co-operation with the IFEU institute in Heidelberg, SCI Verkehr is preparing the evaluation parameters for an

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Environmental comparison - railway transport

Customer: Allianz pro Schiene

Working for Allianz pro Schiene and in co-operation with the IFEU institute in Heidelberg, SCI Verkehr is preparing the evaluation parameters for an "environmental comparison - rail transport" and their transformation to a transparent and (in view of different framework conditions) just measuring system. It is intended for use as tool for assessing railway transport companies and their rail vehicles in terms of environmental compatibility and under a public competition also as a marketing tool in favor of rail-bound transport.

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.

Process optimization Examples

Preparation of bidding documents for tenders in eastern Germany

SCI Verkehr supported the transport company in the conceptual and practical preparation of two commuter rail bids in eastern Germany. The services

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Preparation of bidding documents for tenders in eastern Germany

Customer: Commuter rail operator

SCI Verkehr supported the transport company in the conceptual and practical preparation of two commuter rail bids in eastern Germany. The services ranged from the development and assessment of a vehicle concept to conceptual, technical and editorial support to operational and organisational support.

Supporting a work group on changes to the production and logistics infrastructure

Changes in the client?s product and packaging mix led to an open discussion about the site structure in both production and logistics. Not only the

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Supporting a work group on changes to the production and logistics infrastructure

Customer: Global player in the food industry

Changes in the client?s product and packaging mix led to an open discussion about the site structure in both production and logistics. Not only the future scale and location of the sites were up for discussion, but also the issue of the function of individual areas of production and logistics. SCI Verkehr hosted the dialogue between the employees and employer on these matters and incorporated its experience in supporting site changes into the discussion process.

Application for rail sidings subsidies

A medium-sized forwarding company is planning to extend its existing railways siding and to improve it by setting up a handling hall. In order to

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Application for rail sidings subsidies

Customer: Medium-sized forwarding company

A medium-sized forwarding company is planning to extend its existing railways siding and to improve it by setting up a handling hall. In order to construct these facilities, the company will seek governmental subisidies from the sidings track support programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. SCI Verkehr was commissioned to take a leading part in supporting the company’s application.