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Supply Chain Management

The automotive industry is already taking new paths with innovative, lean and dynamic logistics concepts. And we know what direction this is going. Because we have been right there alongside the automotive industry for years – through process optimization in all areas. Particularly in relation to logistics, the heart of every company. And we optimize without interrupting normal operation. We do not see Supply Chain Management (SCM) as a line-up of different solutions. For us, SCM is based on an integrated, lean and flexible concept – from the customer to the supplier and back again. Our solutions for agile logistics ensure smooth supply reliability, which minimizes disruption costs and maximizes flexibility.


Supply Chain Management > Topics

Supply & Demand Planning & Forecasting

The global and ever-changing supply chain network requires a solid and flexible supply chain design combined with optimized and reliable planning. MHP offers tried-and-tested solutions for:

  • Development of logistics strategies
  • Planning of optimal distribution, warehousing, goods flow and production structures
  • Definition of setup and workflow structures
  • Development of IT strategies

We see a wide spectrum here, ranging from operative planning and production planning to sales and spare parts planning.

Selected service packages:

  • Implementation of finite capacity and operations planning for the entire company in SAP SCM APO
  • MHP Value Assessment Inventory Management

Procurement & Quality

The worldwide dependencies within the supply chain mean that sourcing and purchasing as well as all aspects of supplier-based logistics are becoming increasingly essential for the success of the complete network. MHP offers innovative process solutions for these topics:

  • The use of standards and individual solutions in line with requirements
  • Consistent avoidance of waste in warehousing, logistics and purchasing
  • Targeted process optimization in accordance with the “Lean Administration” philosophy
  • Innovative, industry-specific solutions and add-ons
  • Consistently process-oriented examination of all tasks

Selected service packages:

  • Warehouse Logistics
  • Supplier Management
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Procurement

Production Logistics

Your production system must be totally flexible to deal with the changing requirements in the market. We support you in analyzing the entire system of processes, resources, systems and technologies and in aligning your production network in the best possible way.

Selected service packages:

  • Lean Production
  • Academy: SAP meets lean production
  • RFID in Warehouse Logistics
  • Operations Planning for the entire company

Sales Logistics

Sales logistics focuses on customers and their desired products. Perfect processing in Sales is essential - from the recording of customer requests to on-time delivery of products to customers. We implement lean sales processes, supported by our application and process knowledge, innovative solutions and our years of experience with projects.

Selected service packages:

  • Integrated Order Management
  • Vehicle Management System
  • JIT/JIS (just-in-time/just-in-sequence)
  • Foreign Trade Management

Service Management

After Sales is a highly profitable business. Competition and customer requirements are increasing at the same time. This is prompting more and more companies to consider optimizing their service processes.
SAP offers an extensive range of solutions for this, ranging from service-relevant tasks, such as repairs processing, maintenance planning and implementation as well as cost controlling to mobile solutions.
MHP has extensive process and solution competence in these areas. Both in showing requirements with the SAP standard functionality, enhanced by specific MHP add-ons, and also in finding solutions to demanding and special topics. 

Selected service packages:

  • Repair and Maintenance Processes
  • Product Data Management
  • Sales Force Connection

Spare Parts Management

Demands on the service and spare parts business in terms of the ready availability of parts and very fast delivery times combined with greatest possible process transparency are increasing continuously. MHP provides you with solutions for:

  • Increasing supply capability
  • Improving customer service
  • Reducing costs in inventory management and workflow processes
  • Optimizing the pricing of spare parts
  • A customer-specific IT solution and system architecture
  • The technical and organizational integration of regional companies and dealerships with different systems

We offer tailor-made solutions in these areas:

  • Best Practice business processes
  • Our expertise for the introduction and optimization of SAP solutions
  • MHP process evaluation matrix

Selected service packages:

  • MHP Value Assessment Spare Parts Management
  • Introduction of Spare Parts Management
  • Inventory Optimization

Supply Chain Performance Management

You can only control things you can measure. In accordance with this rule-of-thumb, we determine the business-relevant KPIs, summarize these in a structure based on the SCOR standard and use this to create transparency for you, from operations level to management level.

Benefits for you:

  • SCOR model ensures future security and benchmarking
  • MHP methods for determining, calculating and standardizing company-wide KPIs

Selected service packages:

  • MHP Value Assessment Supply Chain Controlling
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Success Stories

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Business Solutions

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Supply Chain Management > Insights

Presentation from SAP Automotive Symposium 2010

Marc Geckeler (MHP), Albert Frankenhauser (Porsche), Mainz 10.2010


Lecture presentation, SAP Automotive Symposium 2010

Dr. Henning Hinderer (MHP), Christian Stapel (MHP), Mainz 10.2010


With “MRP to Go” the IT consulting and systems supplier Mieschke Hofmann and Partner (MHP) has developed two Business Apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad.  If material requirements are changed on short notice, relevant decisions can be made quickly.

Krust, M.: IT-Dienstleister MHP präsentiert Apps für Bedarfsplanung. In: Automobilwoche. October 2010

See also, October 2010

Fears about the economic crisis are far from averted in the German automotive industry. However a high level of process quality will help to ensure the company’s survival. Dr. Oliver Kelkar, Senior Manager at Mieschke Hofmann and Partner, highlights improvements in the interview

Kelkar, O.: Die Prozessqualität im Blick (Monitoring process quality). In: SAP SPECTRUM. 12.2009, p. 42-44.


The transparent and seamless documentation of products and processes requires that the persons involved in the various departments network with each other easily. Adobe’s interactive PDFs represent a high-performance and intuitively usable tool.

Kelkar, O.: Kollaboration leicht gemacht mit interaktiven PDFs (Collaboration made easy with interactive PDFs). In: E3 spezial. 11.2009, p. 13.


Are you looking for transparent and seamless documentation? Adobe’s
‘interactive PDFs’ (iPDF) are an easy-to-use tool for this.

Kelkar, O.: Das Potenzial der iPDFs (The potential of iPDFs). In: Konstruktion & Entwicklung. 11.2009, p. 24-25.


Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been in the starting blocks for some time. RFID is a technology for invisible and no-contact product identification for lean and accelerated logistics processes. However its use is lagging behind expectations.

Kelkar, O; Appl, J.: RFID - Zukunftsweisende Technologie vor dem Durchbruch (RFID - Pioneering technology close to breakthrough). In: SPS Magazin, IT & Produktion automotive 2009. 11.2009, p. 40-41.


RFID technology promises companies in the automotive sector, lean and accelerated logistics processes – but there are still hurdles to overcome.p>

Appl, J.; Kelkar, O: The technical future of RFID. In: automotive IT, 8.2009, pg. 42.


Case studies, architecture blueprint and recommendations for action

B. Otto; H. Hinderer: Datenqualitätsmanagement im
Lieferanten-Controlling (Data quality management in supplier controlling). In: Zeitschrift für Controlling & Management./ Weber, J.; Hackmeister, D.; Hess, T.; Schäffer, U. (Hrsg.)./ Wiesbaden, 53. Jg, H1 2009, p. 2-10.


Oliver Kelkar on process control in the German automotive industry and the conflict between quantity and quality.

Dunker, H.: Interview with MHP - Weniger ist mehr (Less is more). In: automotive IT. 2.2009, p. 39.


Even though the QDX (Quality Data eXchange) standard for the exchange of data between manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry has been in existence for two years, experts estimate "QDX conformity" vage at "between 20 and 80 percent".

Schmitz, A.: Standard mit Anlaufschwierigkeiten (Standard with teething problems). In: CIO spezial II. 6.2007, p. 6-8.


Your contact

Supply Chain Management > Your contact

Markus Wambach
Phone +49 (0)151 20301263

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Dr. Hagen Radowski
MHP Americas Inc.
Phone +1 (770) 290-3878

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