About OCM

OCM Management Consultants is a management consultancy specialised in modern procurement consulting, supply chain management, and logistics optimisation. In times of globalisation, increasing scarcity of resources, and digitalisation, we help our customers generate competitive advantages through cost optimisation, improved efficiency, and sustainability, thus increasing the value of the company.

Why OCM

As a specialist in cost optimisation and efficiency improvement in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management, we deliver concrete, measurable results through performance-based compensation. OCM combines expertise and innovation, qualities which our passionate consultants use to address the challenges of our clients

Competence & Industry Experience

  • Over 10 years of experience in procurement, supply chain and logistics optimisation both within consulting and in industry
  • More than 40 cross-sector client projects with up to 15 consultants in a German & international environment
  • Opportunity assessment, conception, transformation and sustainable value creation - we support you during project phases

Expertise & innovation – consulting that works

  • Best-in-class methods, contents and concepts from purchasing, logistics and supply chain consulting
  • A combination of digital innovation, modern project methods and functional expertise in our project modules
  • Solutions that actually work due to customer-specific adaptation to the situation and market

OCM People & DNA

  • Your problem, our problem” is OCM’s core company value from hiring our people to executing our projects
  • We engage with your people working side-by-side to turn those affected to become involved and sustain results
  • We solely define ourselves through the added value, solved problems and our client’s satisfaction with our work

Value add guarantee & measurable results

  • Hard measurable, monetary and qualitative results
  • Milestone based project delivery
  • We offer compensation based on performance, success or effort
  • Multiple project financing options: cash flow neutral, budget-regulated, etc

Our Values

Management Team

Florian Dederichs

Founder & Partner

Florian is the founder of OCM Management Consultants. He is an expert in cost optimisation and efficiency improvement through strategic procurement, supply chain management, and logistics optimisation.

Before founding OCM, Florian worked for 4 years for Efficio Consulting and for 2 years as a freelance management consultant on national and international projects. He holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration Finance & SCM and B.Sc. from the University of Cologne and speaks German, English and Spanish.

With the experience gained from numerous cross-industry and international procurement and logistics projects, Florian supports clients primarily in the areas of profit maximisation, cost optimisation, organisational and process transformation, and digitalisation.

Joachim Kalff

Partner

Joachim is a partner at OCM Management Consultants. With over 12 years of experience in management consulting and in-house management, he is a sought-after expert in supply chain management and logistics optimisation.

In addition to his work as a management consultant at Efficio Consulting, Joachim has also worked for Alliance Healthcare as a Managing Director responsible for Europe-wide logistics projects and MAN. He holds an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe and a diploma in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich with placements in Karlsruhe, Stanford, and Paris. In addition to his native German, Joachim speaks fluent English and French.

With his in-depth logistics experience garnered from industry and consulting, Joachim typically works on topics such as transport optimisation, digital supply chain, supply chain networks, and the identification and implementation of cost optimisation and efficiency improvements in supply chain and logistics.

Our Consulting approach

We offer support in 3 phases across the project life cycle: from the identification and evaluation of opportunities, through the strategy formulation and project execution, to the sustainable implementation and control of the fully realised opportunities.

Together with you, we can tailor the intensity, scope, and the respective phases of OCM involvement according to your goals and needs.

Go or No
Presentation
Roll-out Decision
for the Solution & the Implementation Plan
Implementation Tracking
Reporting, & PMO
You reach your actual potential
  • As-is analysis & benchmarking
  • Prioritisation & identification of critical improvement levers
  • Concrete implementation plan
In order to evaluate the status quo and identify opportunities, we carry out an Opportunity Assessment. The scope of this analysis includes: data collection, analysis, and evaluation; stakeholder interviews; market research; and benchmarking. On the basis of this quantitative and qualitative evaluation you will receive a report on the current status of your procurement organisation, a number of improvement actions, and, in consultation with you, a proposal for the implementation of these actions.
Design and realisation of strategy and opportunities
  • Realisation of savings and optimisation opportunities
  • Best practices, know-how, & fast implementation
  • Training & coaching of the new approaches and methods in your organisation
We realise your project plans to achieve savings, increase efficiency, and optimise the use of resources in procurement and logistics. Based on market research, industry comparisons, best-in-class and benchmark evaluations, the analysis of your expenditure data, and taking into account the activities already in progress, we determine your company profile, identify opportunities, and develop an implementation strategy for realising these opportunities. In coordination with, and the involvement of, your organisation, we will implement this strategy. Finally, we define a roadmap for ongoing sustainability and, if desired, provide support in this process too.
Sustainable implementation in your organisation
  • Permanent embedding of the results
  • Explicit handover of responsibility to those responsible in your organisation
  • Transparent contribution to EBIT
In order to implement the strategy and realise the opportunities sustainably in your organisation, we manage, support, or take over implementation projects of all kinds in the areas of procurement, logistics, and supply chain. These can include strategy implementation; project management and control for transformation programs; or individual, bespoke projects. This includes, for example, roll-out support following transport or software tenders as well as support in operational procurement or logistics.

Case Studies

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