io-consultants GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading technical planning and consulting companies, with headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. Established in 1958, io-consultants offers one-source consulting and planning services for production, logistics, architecture, and IT. The company acts as lead consultant, guiding clients from the first strategic idea through to the implementation of complex industrial projects in the supply and value chain. It is now continuing the expansion of its business activities in America with the founding of io-DigitalSolutions LLC. The localized presence of this new unit in the Greater Philadelphia Area, specializing in digitization and SAP supply and value chains, is aimed at improving support to customers in the U.S. market as well as at an international level.
The challenges for Industry 4.0-capable supply chain systems cannot be met without utilizing automation, digitization and future technologies. One of the main drivers of tomorrow’s logistics right now is digitization; it is all about mastering increasingly complex processes and designing them efficiently. When it comes to Industry 4.0, the uninterrupted in-house exchange of information between humans and machines, and goods and load carriers is essential in the logistics chain of tomorrow. This also applies to the seamless and barrier-free exchange of data between the companies involved in the supply chain. io‑DigitalSolutions specializes in precisely this exciting labyrinth of topics, having built up an impressive level of technical and market expertise.
Marco Lederle, CEO of io-DigitalSolutions, comments on the US expansion:
“We already support our customers worldwide, and so see great potential in further expanding our presence in North America. We aim to further sharpen our profile in the digital supply chain with our newly-established io‑DigitalSolutions LLC, while at the same time exploiting the synergies of io-consultants’ international consulting arm. This approach is particularly valuable from our point of view, as companies need to continually optimize and realign their supply chain management for ongoing success. We can provide clear added value to our clients with our holistic and focused approach.”