MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions

Advanced planning & scheduling in mechanical & plant engineering

Project description

As part of the introduction of an APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) planning tool, an interdisciplinary core team across locations, supported by REDPOINT, created the organizational and procedural framework conditions for successful implementation and use. The introduction of a modern planning philosophy, which is reflected in clear processes and a process-oriented organizational structure, will lead to greater transparency in the value creation processes, better OTD (OnTimeDelivery) and significantly lower planning costs.

About the company

MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) is paving the way to a climate-neutral global economy. Whether industrial production, energy or maritime economy: MAN ES thinks holistically and is already tackling tomorrow’s challenges today – for sustainable value creation for its customers. The technology portfolio incorporates the experience of over 250 years of engineering tradition. MAN Energy Solutions is headquartered in Germany and employs around 14,000 people at more than 120 locations worldwide. MAN ES customers also benefit from the global service center network of the after-sales brand, MAN PrimeServ.

“The decision to use REDPOINT proved to be sensible and correct in many respects and contributed significantly to the success of the project!”

Michael Kleinhenz, Head of Production – MAN ES Oberhausen


Million € Revenue
Employees Worldwide

Our services

  • Reengineering of relevant & success-critical planning processes (demand planning, capacity planning, production planning, materials planning, inventory planning)
  • Implementation of a modern, uniform and cross-location planning philosophy
  • Conversion of the planning organization into a process-oriented organization
  • Definition of roles and clear tasks, competencies and responsibilities of the planning organization
  • Cross-departmental moderation and creation of interface agreements
  • Accompanying change management

About the project

MAN Energy Solutions’ technology portfolio covers a very broad spectrum of different product groups and applications, which are mainly produced for customers in individual production (ETO-Engineer to order & MTO-Make to order). The challenges for planning the value chain include managing a complex planning picture (high vertical integration with various production versions, extensive and growing parts lists, etc.) as well as high dynamics in the short range. With the implementation of an APS system, the supply chain organization is to be supported on the IT side with the aim of being able to plan and control the value-adding processes significantly better, taking into account deadlines as well as material and capacity restrictions.

Thanks to REDPOINT’s expertise, the project risk was significantly reduced in view of the high technical, social and organizational complexity of the software implementation and the resulting need for change, and a pragmatic but sustainable implementation concept was developed for MAN ES at the Oberhausen and Berlin sites with minimal resource expenditure.

In addition to the software implementation, an APS introduction also includes the reengineering of the business processes and planning workflows carried out by REDPOINT with the aim of creating the conditions for efficient supply chain management for MAN ES.

The tailor-made processes developed in the project optimize the planning and continuous synchronization of the entire process chain and contribute to ensuring the long-term competitiveness of MAN Energy Solutions.

“The renewed collaboration with REDPOINT was highly professional, based on partnership and always goal-oriented! In particular, the continuous consideration of requirements throughout the change process contributed significantly to the consistent implementation of the new APS planning philosophy in the new organizational and operational structure.”

Mirco Wichert, Project Manager

Successes of the project

  • Introduction of a process-oriented organizational and operational structure
  • Increasing transparency across the entire process
  • Increased adherence to deadlines and reduction of penalty risks
  • Reduction of planning effort & increase in planning quality
  • Shortening of throughput times
  • Increased flexibility / responsiveness to changes and market fluctuations
  • Improvement of productivity / profitability
  • Reduction of inventories

Your personal contact

Hans-Georg Prädelt-v1

Hans-Georg Prädelt
Managing Partner

+49 89 307 481 50

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