Strategy and Corporate Performance

From dealer contract to agency model: Why car dealers don't lose out

Interview with Jan Brandt, expert on turnaround and new business models

Material shortages, delivery stoppages, rising energy costs. Sustainability targets, digitalization and electromobility: the automotive industry is under pressure to transform like almost no other. There is no choice in this. It is compelled to transform itself, must reinvent itself, must question the tried and tested - such as network structures, contracts and sales systems - and it is doing so. A conversation with Jan Brandt, interim manager and expert for turnaround and new business models.

Digital Transformation

bulkvision: An Innovative Blockchain Solution for the Food Industry and Retail

Hans-Dieter Philipowski is an engineer and for more than 25 years, he has built cleaning plants as an entrepreneur in Europe and Russia. As the founder of ENFIT e.V. - International Association - Supply Chain Safety, he knows the grievances that prevail in the food transport industry and knows what risks can arise for consumers and companies. His innovative blockchain cloud-solution bulkvision is now able to account for the complete traceability of food transportation and raise food safety to a new level. For this, bulkvision was nominated by the networ, „Die Deutsche Wirtschaft“ for the "Innovator of the Year 2020" award.What exactly does the solution do? How do the food industry, trade, logistics and consumers benefit? And what did it take to develop such an innovation in the first place? Learn more in our latest interview with Hans-Dieter Philipowski.

Digital Transformation

3 Typical Pitfalls During the Digitalization Process

Digitalization has become an indispensable part of our everyday life. It is becoming increasingly important for consumers and companies alike and is equally driving the demands of all to the extreme.In addition to the gigantic opportunities and market potential that digitization offers, it also presents companies with perhaps the greatest challenge since its inception. Be it with regards to services or products: innovation is required! But so are fast adaptation and intuitive operability.What do our digitalization experts observe at enomyc? What are the three biggest pitfalls that are encountered during the digitalization process? How can companies recognize them in time, and how can they avoid them?

Digital Transformation

How is Digitalization Restoring the Furniture Industry?

Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, the German furniture trade was confronted with subdued economic prospects and declining overall sales. In February 2019 – incidentally, after a prolonged phase of moderate growth – the sector focus on furniture reported on the “downward trend in the furniture market.” According to this report, the German furniture market recorded a decrease of 1.3 percent in 2018. Sales fell to 19.9 billion euros.A good year later the surprise came: 20.55 billion euros in sales in 2019, according to the home in March 2020, but in the same month the lockdown forced stationary trade to a standstill, while online sales skyrocketed.

Digital Transformation

Best Practice for Digitization: RASTAL’s Smartglass®

Manufacturing companies can also act as solution providers through digitization. RASTAL has done well in proving this with its Smartglass® concept. How can products be digitized in a tangible way and innovations be successfully implemented?We met RASTAL’s managing partner Raymond Sahm and the strategy expert Dr. Stefan Frings of enomyc for an interview: what did it take to develop a good idea and to transform it into a functioning product with a profitable business model?

Digital Transformation

1 year enomyc: Insights from the digitization and rebranding process

Exactly one year ago, "K & H Businesspartner" presented itself with a completely new brand identity. Today we are celebrating 1 year of enomyc. What exactly were the motivations for the rebranding? What were the biggest challenges in the digital transformation process and what are the benefits for companies we advise? Julia Hammer, Change Officer and Director at enomyc, talks about this in an interview.

Digital Transformation

Automotive sales in upheaval: How can dealers compensate?

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation: new technologies are emerging; society and law are driving change; emission standards are being enforced; the automotive market in Germany is a temporary collapsing decline; and cell phone user behavior is also changing. Questions have arisen about the drive technologies of the future, electromobility, digitization, autonomous driving, and AI. How does the digital age influence customer thinking, and how can medium-sized car dealers in particular effectively adapt to it? Dr. Daniel Tomic, partner at enomyc, has dealt with the topic in more detail.

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