From French business magazine “L’Usine Nouvelle” – 2019-12-04 – Link to article
As an industry specialist with 4 offices in Europe, USA and China (100 consultants), the consulting firm AVENCORE collaborates with the leading SMEs and large groups to optimize their industrial performance. Zoom in with Maxime Bremond, Senior Manager.
Our clients ask us to work on two main types of projects: improving industrial performance (Design-to-Cost, CAPEX and OPEX optimization) and transforming their operations (industrial strategy, product, engineering organization).
Since our foundation, our clients have appreciated our vision of consulting with concrete and measurable results. To guarantee the success of our projects, we build tailor-made approaches, adapted to the challenges, products and industrial organizations of our clients. Nevertheless, we also trust our proven methodologies and tools that we have developed over the course of more than 500 projects in all industrial sectors.
Another important key to success: our teams. All our engineers come from the best universities, our consultants share a strong industrial culture and work hand in hand with operational teams and general management.
Each context and each client is unique. This is why we systematically start with a diagnosis, at our own cost, to estimate rooms for maneuver and potential savings in order to adjust our approach and measures as effectively as possible. Depending on the type of costs and the specifics of our clients, we utilize different levers: challenging technical decisions, simulation of supplier cost, standardization of components, eradication of non-quality, review of make-or-buy strategy, opening of a supplier panel, enhancing operational excellence, investigating digitalization options and many more.
Digitalization and industry 4.0 (augmented reality, additive manufacturing, AI, IoT, cyber-physical systems, etc.) inevitably transform industrial practices (automated machine management, data driven production control, agile planning) – we are therefore simultaneously evolving ourselves and our consulting offer. In order to do so, we train “advanced” consultants, able to use the power of modern data science to offer our clients innovative solutions. However, we do not forget our roots: any new solution, including digital approaches, is evaluated from an economic and cost-based point of view, and its implementation is prepared by the teams in a change-management context.
In just 6 weeks with AVENCORE, my teams identified potential savings of nearly 25% on the variable costs of a product family. The consultants were able to challenge the experience of our experts while gaining their support. They have created a strong dynamic atmosphere, and I have confidence in the jointly developed roadmap.
Head of engineering in an International group, aeronautics sector (1 billion € turnover)