More and more internationally active companies get involved in Eastern Europe. The enormous growth potential combined with competitive costs are arguments in favour of the region. In Central and Eastern Europe, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary are privileged destinations due to their geographical location, large domestic markets and competitive labour costs. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are also known for their advanced digital infrastructures and have established themselves as popular investment destinations for companies.
Do you also operate production facilities in Eastern Europe or do you maintain important supply chains in this region? Is your company active in the Eastern European supplier industry and is serving other foreign markets? If so, international standards are essential for business organisation and process optimisation. Even though it is important for you as an internationally operating company to respond to the country-specific characteristics in the respective country, it is important to pay attention to consistent cross-border communication, terminology and methodical approach in your company. This is the only way to coordinate and align global value creation processes to achieve your corporate goals in the long term and to master the competition.
REFA International: solution-oriented consulting and training for Eastern Europe
REFA International offers companies based in or doing business in Eastern Europe a real added value with its comprehensive consultancy and training services. The use of Best-Practice-Methods for productivity enhancement and process optimisation is no longer limited to the domestic location but takes effect across countries.
Our certified REFA consultants gathered many years of in-depth knowledge of the Eastern European market and also have the necessary knowledge about cultural characteristics. Together with our local consultancies or selected cooperation partners, we will support you with solution-oriented organisational, time management and production consulting as well as Lean Management.
Consultancy services: practical expertise and hands-on mentality in implementation
Be it production or administration: Our experienced, hands-on consultants work with you to implement lean and innovative process solutions for your company. We support you with a wide range of consultancy services: from factory planning to the optimisation of individual process steps in the operational business. Our focus is on the following topics:
- Lean Management
- Time studies/Activity sampling
- Process analysis/Process optimisation
- Logistics Management
- Factory planning
- Time management according to REFA
- Cost and performance accounting
- Shop floor management
- Quality management
Field-tested and proven training offer: in-house and online
Well-qualified employees are indispensable for the success of a company. If they then also "speak the same language" by applying standards in terms of terminology and procedures - and this across national borders - they significantly accelerate the optimisation processes in the company organisation.
For this purpose, REFA International offers you a tried-and-tested training programme on topics such as time management, process optimisation and lean management, both in your home country and in many other countries around the world. With our company-specific in-house seminars or online training courses you upgrade teams across borders to a common level of knowledge, build up professional competences globally and expand knowledge in company-specific topics.
We combine REFA methods with the Lean Management approach
The countries of Eastern Europe are increasingly developing from being an "extended workbench" to being a valued partner in development and innovation. However, they clearly are behind when it comes to digitisation topics or Industry 4.0. The opportunities that an amplified automation provides in terms of better efficiency in production remain underutilised in many cases. But before they can upgrade in terms of technology, structures, procedures and processes within the company must be made transparent, designed according to requirements and optimised in effectiveness and efficiency.
The internationally tried-and-tested REFA-Methods for process analysis and optimisation in combination with the Lean Principle provide the basis for this. The implemented standards enable you to create valuable synergies in work design and operational organisation in Eastern Europe. Renowned companies, such as Siemens, Schaeffler or the Dräxlmaier Group, already rely on the proven REFA expertise. Feel free to join us!
Selected REFA International projects in Eastern Europe
Get an idea of REFA International and our projects in Eastern Europe: