Operations Management

OPEX – A Dynamic and Continuous Process

We incorporate the wealth of experience we have gained from our numerous national and international optimizing projects when designing your supply chain to be more sustainable.

In addition to the reorganization of work flows and production processes a close working relationship with your management team is fundamental.

Engage with us to define your targets and rely on our well-established OPEX methods.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Systems for production-oriented product design
LEAN Production Systems
LEAN Administration
Quality Systems

The procurement of materials as well as the inbound and outbound logistics management are some of the most important elements of, and directly impact your supply chain.

A reliable and robust concept of these interactions, as well as the consistent implementation is a prerequisite for the optimization and cost effectiveness of the system.

Our team realizes the significance of this.

Our consultants work enthusiastically on the planning, implementation and optimization from the global (macro) perspective to the smallest detail in the logistics-chain.

We will spare no effort to ensure that your goods reach the right place at the right time with the right quality.

It is not only the customer who will ultimately decide on the success or failure of your product.

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing products based on the manufacturing requirements at a lower cost.

We will evaluate the monetary value of your product on the market in comparison to the applied resources and costs of production.

In this contextproduct assembly also plays a key role in addition to the de-facto production.

Work with our consultants to understand whichcomponentsof your product are really value-adding and how unnecessary waste in production can be reduced.


IFAO is one of the leading companies for implementing production systems based on the Toyota Production System (TPS) in Germany.

We are proud to say that we were among the first to implement Kaizen and CIP at major OEMs and Tier 1/2 in the automotive industry.

Today, our implementation expertise is reflected in the immense experience that our consultants can bring to every project.

Our consultants can quickly identify opportunities to streamline your processes and filter unnecessary waste out of complex structures and processes.

The lean manufacturing method allows us to identify your specific requirements and to quickly realize considerable cost-savings.

The LEAN philosophy goes far beyond manufacturing and logistics.

The underlying principles of eliminating waste, congestion and overburden (Muda, Muri, Mura) and the associated approach guidelines can be applied to all business sectors.

This is why it is so important to us that these principles and associated concepts are anchored in all indirect and administrative areas.

The LEAN vision is fueled by commitment.

Our highly skilled consultants constantly endeavor to communicate the transformation in a catchy, enjoyable and poignant way.

This is the only way, the transformation and culture change to becoming a LEAN enterprise can be permanently achieved.

The ambitious goal: Zero Defects.

Customer satisfaction is directly linked to the quality of your products, and consequently, manufacturing perfection.

Quality planning is the first step in the systematic implementation of manufacturing excellence. Therefore, it is fundamental to incorporate a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology into the organization which can anticipate failure at an early stage.

In this context, aconscious awareness-raising for accompanying supervisory functions up to non-conformance management isvery important.

Regardless of whether the focus is test data acquisition, production process instructions, process parameters or test equipment monitoring, our consultants are experts in the systematic implementation of quality management methods, and can support you in process monitoring and quality control from the laboratory to the shop floor.