CGZ - Consulting Group Zurich

CGZ Excellence

With CGZ Excellence approach, we further develop the structures and processes of the company along the vlue chain with the objective of improved quality of products and services and thus improved operating result. Our methodological approach complies with the principles of the EFQM approach.


CGZ Excellence Initiative

Developed over more than 20 years, CGZ Excellence Initative supports the creation of a teambuilding and learning culture with a continuous improvement process. Crucial for operational excellence is the clarification of competence and responsibility in the optimized business process along the value chain, the provision of tools and the training of all staff according to CGZ TTTT approach: "Tasks, Tools, Training, Teamwork".

Error cost rise in many businesses to the same order of magnitude as annual profit. However, not only reduction of error cost and increase of efficiency, but also increase of quality and timeliness of products and services is the overall objective of CGZ Excellence Initiative. Customers expect the performance of the company “First Time Right” and "On Time In Full". Compliance with these requirements is the only way the company can reduce error cost and survive in the competitive environment in the long run. The goal is always to optimize cost, quality and schedule, and subsequently increasing profitability and customer satisfaction.

Interestingly enough, according to our learnings the improvement of profit is in line with the increase in customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.


Key features of CGZ Excellence Initiative:

  • Pragmatic approach, focusing on the esssential

  • Assessment of the processes, structures, resources and values, ​​of strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

  • Comparison with Best Demonstrated Practice.

  • Determination of the optimization potential.

  • Improvement of business processes along the value chain, clarification of Responsibility and Competence, Information, Communication and Teamwork.

  • Providing the necessary resources and tools for improvements

  • Rollout of the improvements, training of all affected employees.

  • Active role of top management is a prerequisite for success.

  • Introducing Key Performance Indicators for rapid detection of deviations and Non Conformance and for the implementation of a continuous improvement process, for corrective measures and the support and retraining of "low performers".

  • Ongoing risk assessment, assessment of conformity with IKS and compliance.

  • External cost of CGZ Excellence Initiatives have normally a payback period of clearly less than 1 year


CGZ Risk and Compliance Management

With increasing regulatory requirements, there is increasing demand for entrepreneurial Risk and Compliance Management. CGZ Risk and Compliance Management approach allows to evaluate risks in their probability and in their consequences to identify, prioritize, mitigate and control risks. Risks are monitored in a continuous controlling process.


Key features of CGZ RIM Risk and Compliance Management:

  • Create active awareness of the opportunities and risk potential of the company.

  • Ensure compliance with the obligations contractually agreed with customers and partners at optimum conditions

  • Assess the company's business processes with respect to risks associated with property, assets and liabilities

  • Respect political, regulatory, ethical and image risks

  • Achieve a quantifiable profit through centralized management and control of the company’s risk portfolio

  • Meet the demand for cost optimization and compliance in dealing with risks.

  • Clarify the risk situation and the "Risk Appetite" of the Company's Management and Board


CGZ Industrial Engineering

For more than 20 years our professional team of Engineers and Economists supports our industrial Clients with state of the art Industrial Engineering Solutions from Basic Engineering to overall Management of Implementation and Training:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Management, Materials Flow and Storage Technology
  • Evaluation of ERP Solutions
  • Factory Planning and -Building
  • Lean Production
  • Investment Planning
  • Cost and Risk Analysis, Return on Investment (DCF)

Key Features of CGZ Industrial Engineering Approach:

  • Improvement of Processes and Cost Structures in Production.
    Objective: Optimized Quality, Delivery Time and Cost
  • Optimized Materials Management, Materials Flow and Lean Production.
    Objective: Improvement of Competitiveness and Flexibility
  • Involvement of Management and Staff in all aspects of Assessment and Solution finding. Training of all Staff involved.
    Objective: Quality of Implementation and Results