3 specific examples of an interim solving corporate problems

At GQ Interim Solutions, we have over 10 years’ experience in domestic and foreign markets. Our portfolio includes more than 200 satisfied clients and 1,500 successfully completed projects; we have prepared detailed case studies on this basis. These case studies will help you to gain a clearer understanding of how you can save money, time and energy by working with an interim.

Problematic delivery of parts for porsche

This project was delegated to an independent crisis manager (interim), whose task was to meet the customer’s needs in terms of the quantity and quality of parts supplied within the required time.
The interim, together with the task force team of engineers, ensured communication with the customer, suggested solutions and, step by step, solved several issues that were causing problems with delivery of parts. During this period, there was time for regular staff training, some positions were replaced by internal employees and the team of interim engineers was progressively reduced.

The solution was to suggest a more efficient lay-out and process optimisation, and including interim specialists, hired in accordance with the “came-solved-left” principle, to complement the internal staff.
The crisis manager de-escalated the company from the highest level and, as it was an international company, the crisis manager subsequently moved to another of this corporation’s problematic productions, where the production plants were also successfully de-escalated.

Misunderstanding with a supplier of metal parts

This project was a real challenge, both for us and the interim. The client needed to solve a problem with unclear project documentation, based on which the parts supplied were suitable from the supplier’s point of view, but unsuitable from the customer’s point of view. On top of that, our client’s supplier was from East Asia and did not communicate.
We were asked to find an interim engineer who had already been involved in the project, had experience with the supplier and knew the background to the supplied parts. The interim manager’s task was to establish communication and discuss the questionable and problematic issues with our client’s supplier.

The interim engineer was sent on a three-week business trip to Thailand where, thanks to their hard work, they successfully ensured that all unduly supplied parts were repaired, and that the project documentation was clarified, as well as comprehensively supplemented and amended.
The client received a turnkey ready-to-use solution and saved EUR 150,000.

A crisis for a producer and supplier of plastic interior parts

Another of our clients was to launch a series production of door panelling for a premium car manufacturer. The project was poorly planned, and a lack of staff and other problems in the company led to a delay in the series production launch. This caused other problems at the customer’s OEM, contributing to complications in the customer relationship and leading to a high level of escalation.

Therefore, we suggested that the client reinforce the original team with 15 white-collar staff (managers and engineers in the departments of industrialisation, quality, project management, logistics, engineering, production), 5 quality technicians and more than 20 blue-collar staff, who were successfully deployed during the first 2 weeks based on the desired demand.

At its peak, support for the client included the following: 50+ support interims and another 100+ production workers. Interim experts managed the entire project department.
Within one year, GQ experts had successfully de-escalated, significantly helping our client to overcome a severe crisis and to strengthen relations with their largest customer.

GQ Interim is a major provider of interim specialists in the CEE region. If you are looking for experienced and high-performance professionals to manage a change in your company, or to transform it, our team of “experts for hire” will take care of designing, creating and delivering a solution tailored to your company’s exact needs.

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