As a consultant, I advise you on all aspects of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). My consulting is done with your business processes in mind at a high-level and with the overall solution in mind . I consider all included disciplines and develop solution options based on your requirements.

The determination of requirements on the basis of specific questions is the foundation for the development of solution options. The development of solution options is based on business requirements and is vendor-independent. When selecting solution options, I support you by weighing the pros and cons.

After deciding on a combination of suitable solutions, I support you within the framework of vendor management in the project management of an interdisciplinary project team, the tendering and selection process of the supplier solutions as well as the coordination of the suppliers during the implementation of the overall solution. It does not matter whether it is a standard solution, a custom development or a combination of both.

My high-level consulting is to be clearly distinguished from implementation consulting. For the implementation of selected solution modules, the expertise and advice of the selected solution providers is also required.


Product Lifecycle Management deals with all disciplines related to product development – from experimental concept to recycling of leftovers. In this area, I bring to you my most extensive experience in the areas relevant to manufacturing:

  • Product Data Management
  • BOM Management (eBOM)
  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Process and Workflow Management
  • Manufacturing Change Management
  • Virtual Startup
  • Manufacturing Simulation
  • Interfaces & Standards
  • Material Compliance
  • Application Integration
  • Quality Management
  • Data Security
  • System Infrastructure
  • Multi-Device User Experience

I am happy to supplement development and service-related areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • CAD Data Management
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Variant Management / Modular Systems


For the Manufacturing Execution System or the extended Manufacturing Operation Management I bring in my experience in the following areas for you:

  • BOM Management (mBOM)
  • Process-Management (BOP)
  • Operational Data Management
  • Machine Data Management
  • Tool and Resource Management (BOR)
  • Human Resource Data Management
  • Material and Production Logistics
  • Control Center Solutions / Dashboards
  • Process automation based on machine learning
  • Root cause identification based on deep learning

I am happy to supplement quality and service-related areas:

  • Quality Management
  • Statistical Process Management
  • Process Data Management
  • Complaint Management
  • Gauge Management

Closed Loop Manufacturing

In addition to the PLM and MES areas, the ERP area is still missing for the fully automated process flow in the closed loop. I am not a specialist in the ERP area itself, but I have experience in connecting ERP to MES and PLM for closed loop and conceptual design. The closed loop is the prerequisite for a uniform company-wide database and for the traceability of all manufactured products and production processes. Closed Loop lays the foundation for maximum process automation across all areas of the business.


The development of solution options by me is vendor-independent. I have no contractual agreements or obligations with providers of standard or customized solutions. Clearly expressed, this means for you: I do not want to “sell” you a solution, but offer you my neutral wealth of experience if you yourself have a need for additional experience.


I have now been working for 25 years in manufacturing automation in

  • the automotive industry
  • the aviation industry
  • medical technology and
  • the consumer goods industry

. I bring my wealth of experience to bear for you in the following areas

  • Metalworking (Discrete Manufacturing)
    • Milling
    • Turning
    • Multi-Tasking-Machining (MTM)
    • Wire EDM
    • Die Sinking EDM
    • Measurement in process
    • Measuring
    • Washing
  • Toolmaking
    • Progressive Die Toolmaking
    • Transfer Die Toolmaking
  • Mold Making
    • Injection Molding
    • Die Casting
  • Plastics Processing
  • Assembling
  • Linear and multi-axis automation
    • Logistics Planning
    • Capacity Planning
  • Palletizing
    • RFID
    • Pallet Racks
    • Pallet Carousels
    • Check-In / Check-Out

so that you can avoid mistakes and use good practices to your advantage. Whether you are aiming for a stand-alone solution or an unmanned manufacturing solution, I will be happy to support you.


My consulting and optional vendor management is designed for medium-term use within the project duration, which from experience is about 1 year. During this time, however, I am only on duty for you by the day or by the hour.


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