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GWK-Consulting signs contract for Italy

German Lean-Consultant expands international activities

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY, January 1, 2019 / -- The German Lean-Consultant Gerhard W. Kessler reported, that he has signed a contract to organize the set-up of a logistic project in Italy. He already supported the Chinese owner since several years and has made some significant changes in his plant for medical devices in Beijing. The Chinese company who acquired the Italian manufacturer recently and plans to use the site as a logistic base for his international business. Since 2016, as he did his first process analysis in Beijing, his client has improved the throughput by twenty percent and has installed several lean tools. The clients from Kessler are mostly small and midsized companies in Germany. Beginning 2017 he started a logistic project in a German pharmaceutical company. As the customer is planning to double the output in 2019, Kessler created, together with logistic team, almost thirty percent more space, has set up Kanban driven supermarkets and has installed a system, which will support the 3-shift-manufacturing departments without additional logistic manpower. After some weeks, the customer asked him to take over the team lead on an interims base which gave him the opportunity closing ninety percent of the action items from the initial analysis. “I am looking forward to the new and challenging project in Italy” Kessler said. “Having worked for more than 20 years for an American medical device company, I am quite familiar with different cultures and management philosophies, which will help me to get in close relationship with the Italian employees and the Chinese owner”. Aside this project, his primary field of activity will still be Germany, where he sees a big need for midsized companies to reduce waste and getting prepared for the future. “This can be achieved mostly with common sense, rather than using permanently the terminology industry 4.0” Kessler said. More information can be requested via

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