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Operations Management

The art of making Lean Manufacturing efficient.

The division of Operations Management specializes in the activities and processes of Lean Manufacturing and supports domestic and international businesses with improvement approaches tailored for production and logistics operations.  Together with our customers, we define individual approaches and long-term concepts, which afterwards will be implemented efficiently in real time throughout all stages of the value-add chain.

Our goals are aimed at the optimization and reduction of costs throughout the entire value-add chain and in all process lifecycles and product phases. 

The business activities in the division of Operations Management include mainly the implementation of logistics, production, and quality systems.  Via Lean Academy we transfer Lean Methods across to your company’s employees and managers.  The most important tools used to implement the above are:

  • Potential scanning
  • Production environment analysis
  • Logistics environment analysis
  • Methods of the Toyota® Production System
  • Benchmark data base

Our IFAO Operations Management experts refer to vast management experience and an integrated understanding of processes, procedures, and company cultures, always taking an interdisciplinary approach.  When a major change program is to be implemented in production or logistics systems, we are your first contact.  Experience, qualification, and motivation of our employees pay off for you in the long run.  It is proven – our internationally cultivated understanding of the Japanese success factors ensures numerous customers measurable and enduring value enhancement. 

IFAO's Business Unit Operations Management

Your contact person

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Fernholz 
Member of the Executive Board

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 6933 47-0
Fax:     +49 (0) 89 / 6933 47-290
E-mail: kf(at)ifao.de