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Here’s where we share insights from our award-winning consulting projects, helping you to navigate the business challenges of today and tomorrow. We also offer some behind-the-scenes glimpses of our people and our company.

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HELENA'S FIRST 100 DAYS

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK IN GERMANY AS AN INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL?

Culture & Career

My name is Helena. I’m Portuguese and hold a master’s degree in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon. Roughly 100 days ago I decided to relocate to Central Europe. Specifically, I grasped an opportunity to work at DHL Consulting in Bonn, Germany. Here, I share my experiences of what it is like to work in Germany as an international consulting professional.

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

BUILDING AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Digitalization

Digitalization is changing traditional organizations in many ways, putting new demands on individuals and teams. Together, these changes are deeply significant and they necessitate a new type of organizational culture for the digital age.


This articles first explains the five most important requirements digitalization poses on the organization. Then it outlines how to build an organizational culture that caters to these requirements.

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FROM MOSCOW TO BONN

HOW STARTING TO WORK IN GERMANY MADE MY WORLD STAND UPSIDE DOWN, BUT ALSO HELPED ME GROW AS I HAD NEVER IMAGINED.

Culture & Career

Our colleague Anastasia recently moved from Moscow to Bonn to join our team as a project manager. Today she shares her personal experience of starting to work in Germany as a senior professional in consulting, how her life changed completely, but why everything was worth it.

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LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST LOCATION FOR A POSTPONEMENT HUB

Supply Chain Consulting

The 3 most important things about a property are its location, and (for emphasis) its location and its location! The same mantra holds true for postponement. Once you have decided to delay some of your supply chain activities, finishing or customizing your products before final delivery, it is essential to do this within easy reach of your end customers.

In this article we share how to shortlist potential locations, map them against valid criteria and select the best location for a postponement hub.

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IFRS 16 IMPLEMENTATION AT DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP

DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP: LEADING THE WAY IN IFRS 16 IMPLEMENTATION

Strategy Consulting

The new International Financial Reporting Standard on Leases, which comes into effect on January 1, 2019, requires balance sheet accounting for almost all leases.

Over a period of 18 months, a core team of both corporate accountants and management consultants researched, recommended, and spearheaded a global implementation project, resulting in IFRS 16 compliance a full year ahead of the regulatory deadline – an extraordinary accomplishment.

In this article we share our experiences on how to plan for complexity, overcome unique hurdles and the key lessons we learned.

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IMPACT OF ELECTRIFICATION ON THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

ELECTRIFYING AUTOMOTIVE INBOUND TO MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAINS

Supply Chain & Logistics

The introduction of BEV will dramatically change automotive supply chains and, at the same time, gradually fuse them with the electronics supply chain, specifically battery production and distribution. Hence, you may need to rethink the best locations for automotive manufacturing.

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POSTPONEMENT ESSENTIALS

WHAT TO LOOK FOR? THE 4 ESSENTIALS OF POSTPONEMENT

Supply Chain & Logistics

In the corporate context, some equate postponement to wasting time. Yet the deliberate decision to delay activities along the value chain and execute them later on, downstream in the supply chain, can have very powerful benefits. Typically, postponement results in lower costs, a more agile supply chain, or much better customer service.

From my experience of working with companies to plan and implement postponement strategies, it is important to consider four key aspects of strategy design and implementation before embarking on a pilot.

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BEST OF CONSULTING AWARD 2017

DHL CONSULTING WINS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Supply Chain & Logistics

DHL Consulting has been recognized for excellence in supply chain management consulting. On November 21, the German business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche announced its 'Best of Supply Chain Consulting 2017' winners. This is the second consecutive year in which DHL Consulting has won a finalist award in these annual 'Best Consulting Awards'.

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A CAREER AS CONSULTANT

DECODING THE CULTURE AT DHL CONSULTING

Culture & Career

I am of Indian origin and recently joined DHL Consulting to start my career as a Consultant after completing my MBA at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and INSEAD. Needless to say, during the MBA my cohort was approached by several companies for recruitment. Typically, these companies would conduct a 30-60 min “get-to-know” presentation about themselves before kicking-off the actual recruiting activities such as applications and interviews.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

RETHINK EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Supply Chain & Logistics

Disruptive technology-driven trends are impacting the automotive industry and will continue to do so over the next few decades. Key trends include autonomous driving, connected cars, and electrification especially electric vehicles. These trends are not only reshaping the automotive industry but are actually fostering convergence of the automotive and technology industry.

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