HENDRIK SCHICKE

As a serial entrepreneur, Hendrik founded his first two startups (custom beverage presents and a supply chain consultancy) while studying in Hannover industrial engineering. He finished his Master in Shanghai and KEIO University in Tokyo and started afterwards in Berlin as a supply chain consultant.

With this background in supply chain, marketing and interest in new technology, he saw as one of the first the potential of virtual realty for marketing and founded MR.CARDBOARD. A topic he also gives speeches about on marketing and Virtual Reality events.

As a jack of all trades Hendrik have great passion for Photography, Apnoe diving and free rock climbing.

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EXPERIENCE

Founder & CEO

02/2015 - present

Today is MR.CARDBOARD the market leading brand in Europe and world-wide #3 for custom branded Virtual Reality Viewers (also known as Google Cardboard). Among his world-wide top clients are Google, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Axel Springer, BMW, Lufthansa, Diageo, Vodafone etc.

Consultant

08/2013 - 06/2015

Goal

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of supply chain opportunities of a modular product structure from supplier to assembly line.

Results

  • Cost transparency and decision-making basis for make-or-buy created & evaluated
  • 22 opportunities identified and quantified
  • Potential reduction of transport costs by 36% and inventory by 74% through procure-to-order-
  • Implementation roadmap defined including core processes and system & organisational prerequisites

Client

World’s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.

Goal

Benchmarking of current maturity level or organisation and production sites

Results

  • Benchmarking of client's global production sites to industry leader
  • Aggregation of immediate quick wins and short term implementation plan
  • Creation of 4 long term scenarios including in detail calculated business cases and implementation strategies
  • Workshop with global supply chain decision makers

Client

American agricultural equipment manufacturer offering a line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Goal

Identification of stock reduction opportunities, definition of roadmap including SAP pilot.

Results

  • Potential stock reduction by 27%
  • Increase of service level to 98.3%
  • Reduction of obsolete material by 47%
  • Dashboard of stock relevant KPIs
  • Reduction of workload with new material management processes by 18%

Client

Manufacturer of escalators and elevators world wide, producing, installing, maintaining and modernising elevators and escalators in many types of buildings including residential, commercial and high-rise buildings.

Goal

Change and project management while transfer form a centralised to a decentralised outbound organisation. Complete documentation of all processes, tasks, documents and best practices. Derivation of to-be process for quick implementation and further SAP roll out.

Results

  • Immediate reduction of workload by 25% through quick win implementation
  • Successful identification of synergies between departments (e.g. consolidation of finance related tasks…)

Client

World’s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.

Goal

Cost reduction of inbound transportation after merger and acquisition

Results

  • 12.6% annual savings on inbound transportation costs for an american agricultural equipment manufacturer.

Client

American agricultural equipment manufacturer offering a line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Senior Consultant

10/2009 - 02/2012

Goal

Reducing of lead time of warehouse and final assembly process.

Results

  • Relayout of warehouse and and final assembly area increase effective area by 25%.
  • Implementation of Kanban and direct line feed reducing total processing time in final assembly by (33%) and distribution center (50%).

Client

International operating illuminated signware manufacturer for Petrol, Automotive and Quick Service Restaurants.

Goal

Documentation, optimisation and decentralisation of order management.

Results

  • Standardization of order fulfillment process
  • Implementaion of one folder per order to centralise and track all order information
  • Implementaion web apps (Trello) to manage customer orders
  • Weekly CIP meetings

Client

Medium-sized craft business in building industry with 35 employees.

Goal

Conduct of a visitor survey for the IdeenExpo 2011.

Result

  • Questionnaire designed
  • Technical environment via Wifi, 3G and iPad tablets implemented
  • Training of interviewers
  • Data analysis and documentation

Client

Biyearly hands-on and experience fair for for children, teenagers and young adults

Goal

Total cost calculation method implemented in existing ERP system

Result

  • Implementation for ERP supported product calculation methods
  • Enabling a detailed cost overview on a dashboard
  • Acceleration and increase of precision of make-or-buy decisions.

Client

International operating illuminated signware manufacturer for Petrol, Automotive and Quick Service Restaurants.

EDUCATION

Research Semester and Graduation Thesis at Department of System Design Engineering 
Topic: Application of an Electrorheological Gel-based Transport System, GPA 4.0

Research Semester at Sino-German University of Applied Sciences

Study of Master of Science (M.Sc.), Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management), GPA 3.86
Major: Production Engineering, Finance