Lohmann GmbH & Co KG

IT assessment as the basis for a new IT strategy

Lohmann is considered a pioneer in adhesive tape technology and is now active worldwide.
The headquarters of the Adhesive Tape Group is located in Neuwied/ Germany.
The company employs over 1,600 people worldwide and is active in 29 international locations and with exclusive sales partners in over 50 countries around the globe.
In 2014, the Group generated sales of €265 million.

The initial situation

  • After introducing a new configuration based on the updated ERP system in two major sites, the results were not satisfactory.
  • What had to be investigated were the causal problems that led to the situation.
  • Finally, a plan of action should be drawn up to improve the overall situation quickly and sustainably

The solution

  • Extensive interviews were conducted to ascertain the current status, and the specific differences in requirements between the sites were also identified.
  • The analysis covered all process areas and was aligned with the corporate strategy.
  • As a result, the causes were outlined and an action plan was created.

The success

  • The analysis created an objective basis for the future direction of IT.
  • Both long-term measures and short-term quick wins were highlighted.

The process and IT expertise of entero AG has been a great help to us in reviewing our IT strategy and adapting it to current business requirements. We have thus created a good basis for Lohmann to achieve the Group’s growth targets. [Elmar Boeke, Management, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG].