skeratschoppe

When others switch off the projector and wish you luck, we get down to work.

With decades of experience and top performance in the implementation process, we are skeratschoppe. Our objective is to effectively take your company up to the next level. We are personally committed to achieving this goal and creating sustainable solutions. As an asset, implementation experts and an integral part of your team. Combining sensitivity and the necessary drive!

Best excellence change, best excellence efficiency, best excellence coaching, best excellence process optimization: Take a look at our service portfolio, scroll through our project experience or write us an email ...

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CHANGE, CONCEPTS, IMPLEMENTATION

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Michael Skerat

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With many years of responsibility in industry, managerial expertise, analytical precision, I am specialized in effective shopfloor management. My approach is to find sustainable solutions for problems directly in the place where they arise – working in close collaboration with Franz Schoppe. Are you interested? Get in touch:
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Michael Skerat, born in 1961, studied engineering with a specialization in "production and plastics technology". In addition he completed a REFA labour organization program (REFA: German organization for work design, industrial organization and company development). Next, he joined Grillo in the construction sector in 1992 and managed a project with the objective of integrating innovative UV bonding surfaces into roof systems.

In 1993, Michael Skerat moved to Krauss Maffei, where he initially managed projects in injection moulding before working in key account management with responsibility for a major client in the automotive industry. He was a selected by Rochus Mummert for a junior executive programme and sent to Krauss Maffei UK, where he helped the company's senior management set up new structures and, in particular, introduce an effective project management system. Next, he completed a further training programme at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in general management, business administration, sales and marketing.

Michael Skerat was appointed Managing Director of the KraussMaffei Vertrieb- und Service Norddeutschland GmbH subsidiary in 2001. He pushed forward the restructuring and optimization of the sales and service processes, set up efficient structures and founded a new branch in Saxony-Anhalt. During this time, the subsidiary took over the sales unit for reaction plants and integrated it into the injection moulding sales department, enabling it to leverage synergies with a lean, effective team for customers.

In 2011, Michael Skerat moved to a successful, medium-sized, owner-operated company with short decision-making processes. He streamlined processes and restructured the sales and marketing department there – successfully implementing measures worldwide.

Michael Skerat founded msPROBERA in 2013 because his strengths are his independence, analytical skills and competence at changing process and sustainably realigning corporate strategy. He has carried out consulting projects in various areas in the automotive sector, successfully implementing projects in the areas of analysis, process optimization and change management across the world.

Since 2015, Michael Skerat and Franz Schoppe have jointly managed skeratschoppe GmbH – Change, Concepts, Implementation. Together they have decades of experience in management consultancy and have held many different positions of responsibility in industry.

Franz Schoppe

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As a management consultant with decades of experience, stretching far beyond the usual expertise in applying methods, I am not satisfied with only using standard tools. Working in a team with Michael Skerat, I develop customized solutions for specific applications and can coach your team through tough process stages. Does that sound interesting? Get in touch:
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Franz Schoppe, born in 1960, already developed a feel for integral process cycles in his very first role as project manager with the company SFB Spezial-Filter und Anlagenbau from 1985 to 1987. In this role, he was responsible for planning and implementing powder coating systems throughout the entire value-creation process: from development, construction, order processing through to commissioning and customer care.

He also already started developing his negotiation skills and a special expertise in deciphering customer needs.

Next, he was offered a position in production control with toy manufacturer THEO Klein, where Franz Schoppe successfully restructured and improved efficiency in production and materials management. Another of his achievements at THEO Klein was to develop and implement a new IT system for the chaotic warehousing system.

In 1989, he founded the planning and construction office SCHOPPE. Initially, his activities focused on providing CAD development and construction services, mainly to medium-sized companies. The company's objective was to find constructive solutions for client assignments.

While providing services to his clients, he was also exposed to their problems and, as a result, built up a growing repertoire of complex process solutions – going as far as coaching processes in development.

As a result of business contacts established with management consultancies, Franz Schoppe started performing new assignments as a technical management consultant. His new focus was on conducting "value analyses for automotive projects" with the aim of cutting costs, in particular at the start-up stage. This role required him to manage teams of experts and to question everything in order to achieve lean processes and economic solutions.

Alongside his activities in the automotive industry, Franz Schoppe also worked in the areas of plant and mechanical engineering and in precision measurement technology in the nanometre range.

In addition, he has a very diverse range of experience in other areas, such as drawing up company evaluations, which involves examining all production and order processing operations across the entire value-creation process, or supporting a European company with the biding process at the UN in New York.

Over the years, his focus has increasingly shifted towards coaching. Franz Schoppe supports various manufacturers with complex vehicle development projects, in particularly securing functioning project organization structures and binding decision-making processes.

In 2009, he joined the management of GRAEFF Container & Hallenbau GmbH and temporarily assumed overall responsibility for the company as interim Managing Director.

In the following years, Franz Schoppe focused his consultancy activities on efficiency-enhancement processes in vehicle assembly with the objective of reducing wastage. This included identifying potential approaches, managing and coordinating sub-project teams, and performing Cardboard Simulations in order to develop and implement solutions.

Since 2015, Franz Schoppe and Michael Skerat have jointly managed skeratschoppe GmbH – Change, Concepts, Implementation. Bringing together decades of experience in management consultancy and a synergy of expertise acquired in positions of responsibility in industry, Michael Skerat and Franz Schoppe are a unique team with extensive competence and know-how.

  • Serviceportfolio

  • Process optimization

    PROCESS MANAGEMENT We support you with the initial analysis, the joint optimization approach and then implementation, followed by measurement of performance. Take a clear stance: With skeratschoppe you optimize processes and structures without cutting corners. Our objective: business excellence.

    LEAN MANAGEMENT We want to eliminate waste, errors and exploding costs. How about you? Let's get moving: A structured analysis of production processes is followed by optimization of performance and, in turn, effective value enhancement – in particular with regard to production processes.

  • Change processes

    CHANGE MANAGEMENT Things that look amazing on paper and make absolute sense to decision-makers can often lead to great uncertainty among employees. Why not avoid jeopardizing the loyalty of your employees? skeratschoppe will help your team along the path towards achieving better results. Committed and empathic!

    MANAGING RESTRUCTURING In the face of global competition, you have to be able to continue changing and developing to stay ahead of the game. But is it possible to do all this alongside regular, day-to-day business? Skeratschoppe can provide tangible help: We draw up company evaluations and support your administration and production areas throughout the entire optimization process.

  • Strategic management

    STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT In practice business models separate the wheat from the chaff. Is long-term success important to you? Why not ask skeratschoppe? No matter whether you want to optimize your current approaches or focus on developing new ideas – we are here to help you!

    PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT There is never a lack of new product ideas. But more than 90% of products fail on the market. And if the budgets have been spent, all that is left is hope. Surely you can do better? Together with skeratschoppe, you can accurately identify new market potential – in order to create a made-to-measure product portfolio.

    IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE GOALS Do you want to fine-tune your corporate goals? To be more efficient and effectively generate results? We will jointly develop the key to success, formulate your corporate management goals and translate company strategy into figures. And this will put you in a perfect position for the market.

  • Product management

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Product development involves coordinating departments that tick in completely different ways. skeratschoppe brings together development and planning, logistics, materials management, production and controlling. Our objective: innovation! To this end, we coach your teams, create interfaces and combine efficient processes and creativity across all areas.

Project experience

... in detail

  • AUTOMOTIVE
  • ENGINEERING
  • OTHER INDUSTRIES

BMW AG

Regensburg plant

Process optimization of vehicle assembly

  • Process optimization of vehicle assembly
  • Coaching and training of the implementation team
  • Line balancing and Cardboard Simulation

Munich plant

Implementation of poka yoke processes in engine production

  • Development/standardization of poka yoke control processes
  • Elaboration and implementation of poka yoke solutions in engine production
  • Coaching and training of poka yoke specialists
  • Development of the poka yoke process in pilot assembly

TA-2 Efficiency-enhancement programme for engine production

  • Identification of potential approaches for engine production
  • Development of a solution for implementing the analysed potential approaches
  • Line balancing and Cardboard Simulation
  • Coaching, training, validation and ensuring sustainability

Process optimization of downstream offline divisions

  • Identification of potential approaches for the finishing bay, reprocessing, dynamic driving tests and leak tests
  • Process optimization, developing solutions and Cardboard Simulation of plant structures
  • Coaching, training, validation and ensuring sustainability

Efficiency-enhancement of vehicle assembly

  • Management and coordination of BMW project managers
  • Identification of potential approaches for vehicle assembly
  • Development of a solution for implementing the analysed potential approaches
  • Line balancing and Cardboard Simulation
  • Coaching, training, validation and ensuring sustainability of implementation tandem

Development of L30

  • Project management for L30 Rover BMW vehicle development
  • Coordination of the development process and coaching of project management
  • Management of system suppliers in the development process

Spartanburg plant

Process optimization of vehicle assembly

  • Identification of potential approaches for vehicle assembly
  • Process optimization of the assembly process for vehicles
  • Development of solutions for efficient assembly processes
  • Line balancing and Cardboard Simulation

Dingolfing plant

Process optimization of vehicle assembly

  • Process optimization of the assembly process for vehicles
  • Development of solutions for efficient assembly processes
  • Coaching and training of the implementation team
  • Line balancing and Cardboard Simulation

Process optimization of downstream offline areas

  • Identification of potential approaches for reprocessing, dynamic driving tests and leak tests
  • Process optimization, developing solutions and Cardboard Simulation
  • Coaching, training, validation and ensuring sustainability

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited

Westhampnett Chichester plant

Cardboard Simulation in the test area of downstream offline areas

  • Development of solutions for efficient processes in the offline area
  • Cardboard Simulation in the offline area

Karmann, Chrysler

Osnabrück

Coaching on development process

  • Project management for ZH 29 Crossfire Chrysler
  • Coaching for the development process of the entire vehicle
  • Realization of a study on potential
  • Coordination of SE team leaders in the development process

VW de Mexico

Wolfsburg

Project management

  • Project management vehicle development NBC
  • Coaching on development process of the entire vehicle
  • Coordination of SE team leaders
  • Management of system suppliers in the development process

Bentley

Wolfsburg / Crewe plant

Coaching for development process

  • Coaching for vehicle development for Bentley Continental
  • Management of system suppliers in development process
  • Project management, project manager support

Valeo Auto-Electric Wischer und Motoren GmbH

Kronach

Process optimization

  • Situation analysis and development of target processes
  • Evaluation of the entire production process and processes within the company
  • Creation of a catalogue of measures for meeting budget targets

Karmann

Osnabrück

Value analysis

  • Value analysis for A209 Mercedes Benz
  • Coordination of the value analysis team
  • Study of potential for the entire vehicle
  • Coaching for project management

FURNITURE GmbH WELLE Holding

Bürstadt plant

Value stream design

  • Realization of a value stream analysis to enhance process control in production
  • Project management of the process optimization process
  • Development of solutions with the project team

CLAAS France SAS

Woippy, France

Coaching for development process

  • Coaching for development process of line systems
  • Feasibility study and technical bid evaluation

Schalke Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik

Gelsenkirchen

Concept study for developing prototypes

  • Concept study
  • Coaching of technical team
  • Coordination of the development of prototypes
  • Identification of customer requirements
  • Study on market forecast for freight transport
  • Study on the potential of railway vehicle SDE 1700

DÜRR-Gruppe Ecoclean

Filderstadt / Oslavany

Value stream analysis

  • Study of Ecoclean's order processing system at the Oslavany site
  • Evaluation of the entire production process and processes within the company
  • Situation analysis and development of target processes
  • Creation of a catalogue of measures for meeting targets

F.X. Meiller

Munich

Concept development

  • Planning of MEILLER plants, Munich, Ulm, Karlsruhe
  • Development of concept for production technologies for vehicle coating
  • Procesing of the BImSchV. (Federal Emissions Protection Act)

SISCOBRAS Sistemas

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Plant planning

  • Coordination and management of plant planning
  • Development of optimized production processes
  • Implementation of production processes with time management

Carl Zeiss

Oberkochen

Coaching for development process

  • ALTERA coordinate measuring machine
  • Management and coordination of the development process
  • Coaching of sub-project managers in the development process
  • Study on potential in the development process and product
  • Implementation of a cost reduction process up to the SOP

Husky Injection Molding Systems SA

Luxembourg

Process optimization

  • Analysis of production processes
  • Development of solutions for more efficient assembly processes
  • Coaching of production team in implementing process improvement

Schuberth HELME

Braunschweig/ Magdeburg

Concept development

  • Basic evaluation of coating technology
  • Development of production process at a new production site

prekons

Ankara, Turkey

Project management

  • Development of optimized production processes
  • Situation analysis and development of target processes

LISTA AG

Bergneustadt

Reorganization and coaching

  • Coaching on the technology process for surface engineering
  • Situation analysis and development of target processes
  • Feasibility study and technical bid evaluation

PD GROUP

Erbach

Project manager

  • Coordination and management of plant planning for glass fibre production
  • Development of optimized production processes
  • Implementation of manufacturing processes

UNILUX GmbH

Salmtal

Process planning and implementation

  • Coaching of technology team in order to develop a new manufacturing technique
  • Situation analysis and development of target processes
  • Material flows for the entire production process

Cargolux Airlines International S.A

Luxembourg

Optimization of standard workflows

  • Coaching on the process of the optimization process of standard workflows
  • Situation analysis of the standard workflow --> development of the ideal process

Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung

Koblenz

Facilitation

  • Facilitation of a concept study on "Building systems in areas of deployment"

Julius Heywinkel GmbH

Osnabrück

Optimization of standard workflows

  • Project management and setting up of a quality management system
  • Coordination of a cost reduction workshop
  • Development of the ideal process for expanding production

Kontakt

Michael Skerat
Managing Director
Von-Recklinghausen-Str. 16
33332 Gütersloh
Germany
Tel +49 5241 1799134
Fax +49 5241 1799135
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Franz Schoppe
Managing Director
Schlettstadter Str. 43
76829 Landau
Germany
Tel +49 6341 939400
Fax +49 6341 939402
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