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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

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.

Examining the shutdown of a logistics location

A major company in the food industry is intending to close a location in Germany and replace it with a pure cross dock to slim down stocks and save

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Examining the shutdown of a logistics location

Customer: Global player in food industry

A major company in the food industry is intending to close a location in Germany and replace it with a pure cross dock to slim down stocks and save costs. However, the supply quality for customers must not suffer. The task is to examine and assess the planned measures with regard to plausibility and their logistical effect.

Vehicle financing in commuter rail transport

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr analysed various vehicle financing models in German and European commuter rail

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Vehicle financing in commuter rail transport

Customer: International transport company

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr analysed various vehicle financing models in German and European commuter rail transport. The analysis took place from the different points of view of the most important market players such as transport companies, transport authorities and vehicle financing companies. The results obtained were used for the strategic plans of the company.

Market Analyses Examples

Forecast of freight wagon markets

For a major supplier to the railway sector, SCI Verkehr developed forecasts on the worldwide development of freight wagon markets for the company?s

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Forecast of freight wagon markets

Customer: Component supplier

For a major supplier to the railway sector, SCI Verkehr developed forecasts on the worldwide development of freight wagon markets for the company?s strategic planning purposes. The forecasts focused in particular on the various regional developments and the driving forces behind them, as well as the market shares of state and private players.

Potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel

On behalf of a leading steel producer, SCI Verkehr has developed a potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel. As part of this analysis,

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Potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel

Customer: Globally active steel producer

On behalf of a leading steel producer, SCI Verkehr has developed a potential analysis of the global markets for rail steel. As part of this analysis, all present and future demand and productions volumes have been assessed. Simultaneously, the risks and rewards for the market entry of top countries have been evaluated. Within the scope of the analysis, SCI Verkehr has conducted interviews with global key customers and rail steel producers.

Research into the market for rolling stock components in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS

On behalf of a leading component manufacturer in Europe, SCI Verkehr performed a competitor analysis in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the

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Research into the market for rolling stock components in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS

Customer: Component supplier

On behalf of a leading component manufacturer in Europe, SCI Verkehr performed a competitor analysis in selected countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS. The analysis focused on local manufacturers with low production costs. The competitor analysis was complemented by an analysis of market potential.

Asset Valuation Examples

Current market value of shunting locomotives

Within the scope of an annual portfolio update, SCI Verkehr valuated a shunting locomotive fleet with regard to its current market value. For this

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Current market value of shunting locomotives

Customer: International bank

Within the scope of an annual portfolio update, SCI Verkehr valuated a shunting locomotive fleet with regard to its current market value. For this purpose, the current original prices, leasing rates and the development within the used vehicle market were considered.

Short assessment of innovative freight wagons

On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr conducts a short assessment of innovative freight wagons. Focus of assessment according to the DRC method is

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Short assessment of innovative freight wagons

Customer: Credit institute

On behalf of a financier, SCI Verkehr conducts a short assessment of innovative freight wagons. Focus of assessment according to the DRC method is put on the deployment concept and possible reutilisation of the wagons

Fleet evaluation

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated a comprehensive fleet of new and used electric and diesel locomotives. The evaluation was based

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Fleet evaluation

Customer: German leasing company

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr evaluated a comprehensive fleet of new and used electric and diesel locomotives. The evaluation was based on income including a DCF calculation. The focus was particularly set on the effects of demand and supply on the asset value.

Public Consulting Examples

LogistikCluster NRW

In the fall of 2015, the LogistikCluster NRW entered a new phase. The activities of the cluster will be focusing more strongly on the areas of

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LogistikCluster NRW

Customer: LOG-IT Club e.V.

In the fall of 2015, the LogistikCluster NRW entered a new phase. The activities of the cluster will be focusing more strongly on the areas of growth, innovation and digitisation. SCI Verkehr organizes all running technical and organisational activities for the LOG-IT Club e.V. in close cooperation with the Verband Verkehrswirtschaft und Logistik.

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Circle Line / Public-Private-Partnership in public rail transport

"Circle Line" is the first rail transport project in Germany to be realised primarily as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In a consortium

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Circle Line / Public-Private-Partnership in public rail transport

Customer: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr AöR (Transportation authority)

"Circle Line" is the first rail transport project in Germany to be realised primarily as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In a consortium comprising DEPFA BANK, the law firm Kapellmann und Partner and the engineering office Vössing GmbH, SCI Verkehr is subjecting the plans to a "PPP suitability test" and preparing the realisation of the first construction phase up to the tendering procedure. SCI Verkehr is carrying out the project management and market research as well as addressing potential interested parties.

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.

Feasibility study for the creation of a logistics competence center (InLog) in the eastern Ruhr district

In the context of the eastern Ruhr district?s ?Initiatve Logistik,? the Hamm, Unna and Dortmund Societies for the Promotion of Economic Development

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Feasibility study for the creation of a logistics competence center (InLog) in the eastern Ruhr district

Customer: Hamm Society for the Promotion of Economic Development

In the context of the eastern Ruhr district?s ?Initiatve Logistik,? the Hamm, Unna and Dortmund Societies for the Promotion of Economic Development are planning a model project for the development of a logistics competence center called ?InLog.? Within this competence center, the service areas of companies interested in settling in the area would be combined. A feasibility study outlined company services in concrete terms and examined inter-community hosting possibilities as and well as potential private sector participation. In addition, the study determined sensible legal- and corporate models, including a cost estimate and funding possibilities. It also proposed a master plan for the realisation of the project.

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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.

Project management reorganisation sales

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr took on the management of a project entailing reorganising the sales department. The

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Project management reorganisation sales

Customer: International transport company

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr took on the management of a project entailing reorganising the sales department. The project is aimed at developing a uniform sales organisation as well as professionalising the public image. SCI Verkehr supports the customer in organising the project and in terms of content-related sparring.

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