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Strategic Management Consultancy Examples

Commercial Due Diligence

On behalf of a financial investor, SCI Verkehr conducted a commercial due diligence on a globally active railway supplier. Focus was put on the

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Commercial Due Diligence

Customer: Financial investor

On behalf of a financial investor, SCI Verkehr conducted a commercial due diligence on a globally active railway supplier. Focus was put on the analysis of future development potential of the core markets as well as the future expected competitive situation of the target. Moreover, a business plan entailing the assumptions of the management regarding the target’s development opportunities was examined.

Support tram tender

SCI Verkehr supported an Asian manufacturer of rolling stock in a European tram tender process. This included an analysis of the tender documents and

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Support tram tender

Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

SCI Verkehr supported an Asian manufacturer of rolling stock in a European tram tender process. This included an analysis of the tender documents and preparatory background talks as well as the recommendation of a suitable product and project strategy.

Evaluation of the marketability of a leasing portfolio

On behalf of a financial investor who is already active in the railway sector, SCI Verkehr analysed a potential target regarding its marketability.

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Evaluation of the marketability of a leasing portfolio

Customer: Financial investor

On behalf of a financial investor who is already active in the railway sector, SCI Verkehr analysed a potential target regarding its marketability. This concerns a leasing portfolio which SCI Verkehr analysed with regard to the assets included, its value stability, secondary market ability and the leasing rates achievable in the market.

Market Analyses Examples

Market monitoring of selected countries

An Asian rolling stock company wants to increase its market intelligence. For this purpose, it has ordered a regular update of an analysis of

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Market monitoring of selected countries

Customer: Asian rolling stock manufacturer

An Asian rolling stock company wants to increase its market intelligence. For this purpose, it has ordered a regular update of an analysis of selected target countries. The analysis includes projects, competitors and operators.

Workshop: Market and competition analysis for railway infrastructure maintenance

Starting points for target-oriented service marketing in the field of railway infrastructure maintenance and repair were developed in a workshop

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Workshop: Market and competition analysis for railway infrastructure maintenance

Customer: Service company

Starting points for target-oriented service marketing in the field of railway infrastructure maintenance and repair were developed in a workshop together with the client. As a basis for this, a market and competition analysis was carried out in which general cost reduction requirements were identified.

Preliminary evaluation of a KV trans-shipping terminal

A municipality in Northern Germany has decided to develop a trans-shipping facility for combined transport. Funding is needed to build the facility.

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Preliminary evaluation of a KV trans-shipping terminal

Customer: North German municipality

A municipality in Northern Germany has decided to develop a trans-shipping facility for combined transport. Funding is needed to build the facility. SCI Verkehr advised the municipality and applied for a preliminary location evaluation in accordance to funding guidelines for trans-shipping facilities.The result is still pending.

Asset Valuation Examples

Valuation modernized passenger coaches

On behalf of a financing institution, SCI Verkehr determined the current value as well as the possibilities of remarketing of modernized passenger

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Valuation modernized passenger coaches

Customer: Financing institution

On behalf of a financing institution, SCI Verkehr determined the current value as well as the possibilities of remarketing of modernized passenger coaches.

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.

Determination of current market value of diesel multiple units in the Netherlands

On behalf of a financing company, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel multiple units (DMUs) used for regional passenger rail

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Determination of current market value of diesel multiple units in the Netherlands

Customer: Banking institution

On behalf of a financing company, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel multiple units (DMUs) used for regional passenger rail transport in the Netherlands. SCI Verkehr based its analysis on a cost-based DRC approach and included the specifics of the Dutch regional passenger rail transport market.

Public Consulting Examples

Feasibility study for H2 buses

On behalf of one of the largest German transport authority, SCI Verkehr (as project manager) compiled the feasibility study “Infrastructural and

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Feasibility study for H2 buses

Customer: Transport authority

On behalf of one of the largest German transport authority, SCI Verkehr (as project manager) compiled the feasibility study “Infrastructural and operational requirements for the economic operation of hydrogen-powered buses“. For this purpose, the vehicle-related, infrastructural and operational possibilities and future developments were evaluated. As a result, SCI Verkehr recommended an experiential project regarding the introduction of hydrogen-powered buses in standard operation. The project was decided by the accompanying advisory board.

Cost/Benefit analysis of interoperability

SCI Verkehr will carry out a cost-benefit analysis for the EU to evaluate the economic effects of interoperability guidelines for conventional

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Cost/Benefit analysis of interoperability

Customer: European Union

SCI Verkehr will carry out a cost-benefit analysis for the EU to evaluate the economic effects of interoperability guidelines for conventional transport. In particular, the consequences of interoperability for the railway industry will be identified and evaluated in cooperation with the AEIF.

In-depth analysis of suitability of a site with regard to industry structure

SCI Verkehr investigated a former industrial site?s suitability as a logistics site. In order to support the political and planning discussion

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In-depth analysis of suitability of a site with regard to industry structure

Customer: Company for economic development

SCI Verkehr investigated a former industrial site?s suitability as a logistics site. In order to support the political and planning discussion concerning this site, SCI Verkehr compiled settlement scenarios for the various industries in which ideal types of logistics centres were modelled for the respective industries. The parameters of the models were the size of the plant, lorry transport, car transport and the number of workplaces. In addition, on the basis of the scenarios, constraints in the surrounding transport network were identified and a proposal made for optimising access to the site.

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.

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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.

Process optimization Examples

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.

Model corridor Rotterdam - Genoa

The Rotterdam - Genoa axis is going to be developed into the first major European corridor to use ETCS/ERTMS. SCI Verkehr assisted a leading

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Model corridor Rotterdam - Genoa

Customer: Global player in the rail industry

The Rotterdam - Genoa axis is going to be developed into the first major European corridor to use ETCS/ERTMS. SCI Verkehr assisted a leading industrial company in developing the research project for testing ETCS/ERTMS. We analysed the assistance criteria and evaluated them for the concrete project concept, we identified and brought in project partners, compiled the necessary application documents and accompanying documents in cooperation with the client and ensured communication with funding institutions.

Reorganisation of system transport business processes

Analysis of the daily operational processes in trans-shipping facilities and in administrative areas. Direct support in the implementation of

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Reorganisation of system transport business processes

Customer: Shipping/Logistics company

Analysis of the daily operational processes in trans-shipping facilities and in administrative areas. Direct support in the implementation of suggestions for improvement of daily operations.