October 27, 2015 – Camelot has once again received the “Project Excellence” award as one of the country’s top consulting firms. The award is part of Wirtschaftswoche’s “Best of Consulting” competition and comes as a recognition of Camelot’s excellence in delivering a supply chain management optimization project for Al-KO Therm GmbH.
Wirtschaftswoche, the most influential German business weekly, hosted a gala evening event to present its “Best of Consulting” award to outstanding consulting firms for the sixth time. Entries were judged on their market strength, project excellence, and bottom-line benefits for their customers. The strength of a consulting firm’s brand was determined by surveying nearly 1,500 executives at German businesses. The winners of the “Project Excellence” award category were selected by an independent panel of judges that included industry experts and Wirtschaftswoche editors, the customer in question, and ten other customers of the respective consulting firm.
Ultimately, the decision to award Camelot was based on its immensely successful effort to implement SAP SCM on SAP HANA at AL-KO Therm and the resulting optimization of the customer’s production planning – a process that, given the vast variety of available variants manufactured and the need to accommodate seasonal fluctuations in demand, had previously been very resource-intensive. For simplification purposes, existing processes had to be adapted and implemented at the application level and at the organizational level. With the project completed and the SAP SCM system successfully implemented by Camelot, the customer now has a system in place that allows planners to quickly and flexibly respond to seasonal demands and to reliably simulate the impact of short-notice customer requests on their production schedules. Manual intervention was minimized and service levels were vastly improved. Customer orders are now confirmed within a matter of hours and the company was able to reduce the time and resources dedicated to daily planning activities by more than 50 percent.
To Mario Baldi, Managing Director of Camelot, being a repeat winner of this prestigious Wirtschaftswoche award is yet another confirmation of the company’s commitment: “We are proud to be among Germany’s top consulting firms once again. This award is a testament to the effectiveness our approach and reflects the unique project experience and expertise of our supply chain consultants. We would like to especially thank our customer AL-KO Therm for their dedication in supporting our participation in the “Best of Consulting” ranking.”