We work with CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs and other members on C-level to explore the drivers of business disruption and then frame creative, advantageous business and operating model transformations designed to capitalize on disruption and maximize the value generated by key company capabilities.
Designing, implementing, and following a comprehensive business transformation strategy that help your organization remain agile and responsive in a highly competitive environment.
We create value by integrating business discipline and strategic ideation with creativity and innovation.
I have known Gerhard since the latter part of the 1990s where he reported to me and when he was involved in supporting the Oracle MES implementation of a client in the metals smelting industry. Over the years he has developed his technical competence in the digital technological area, developing his career to achieving the responsible position of Digital Enterprise Director. I have learnt to know Gerhard as a dedicated and hard worker, who can successfully engage at business levels from shop floor to boardroom. He is friendly, operates with integrity and can speak with confidence about the technical subjects that he represents. I commend him in his achievements and would not hesitate to recommend his consulting abilities in any Industry 4.0 initiatives.
I worked together with Gerhard in several project implementations and presales in the southern of Africa. I am impressed about the Manufacturing Operations Management with interoperability to the supply chain competence of Gerhard, both for production and quality operations, mainly in metals and mining industry. Gerhard is a team player involving missing competences in the organisation, getting things done and is very customer driven in order to realize successful Digital Enterprise references.
Gerhard is one of the very few people - I ever met from the IT & industrial IT business – who is not selling a fancy story (cloud cuckoo land) but telling a crystal clear picture (broad knowledge-based context). Successful digitalization projects – from ERP to actor/sensor level – depend on experienced and sophisticated system architects, as Gerhard. He is my advisor of choice!
I have known Gerhard for a number of years now and initially connected due to my own struggles as the “IT Guy” to make the digital transition from pure internal IT to IT/OT convergence and involve our IT team with external customer-facing digital transformation projects, which Gerhard supported me with. Gerhard could easily play the role of CIO for a company due to his extensive IT knowledge and understanding of tech. However, it is his experience and understanding of the external customers challenges, be it in the mining industry, food and beverage or other industrial areas that make Gerhard a very scarce and invaluable asset to any team that wants to take traditional industrial automation to the next level and truly add new value through end-to-end digital transformation. Highly recommended!
I had engagement/interview with Gerhard, discussing on Industrie 4.0. From our interaction, Gerhard proved to be well knowledgeable and grounded on automation and digitization concepts. I gained relevant and useful insights from him on Industrie 4.0 technologies and business and operation systems. He proved to know and understand MOM, ERP, APS, PLM, PDM, PPS, PDA, SCM to mention just but few.
After my engagement with Gerhard, I had a clearer understanding of what digitization and digitalization is all about and how to measure organization readiness for the Industrie 4.0.
On another hand, Gerhard has excellent personal skills. He is self motivated, dedicated and technical competent.
I know Gerhard Hattingh from a professional working capacity since working together on a blueprint Manufacturing Execution System (MES) project in 2014. I was impressed with the hard work and dedication in making the project a tremendous success, along with further eagerness to assist in building my career through public presentations What stood out most from working together, was the kindness and passion. Gerhard works with a great 'can-do' attitude and was always willing to listen to my ideas. His depth of knowledge in the automation area could not be ignored, together with his ability to manage multiple teams of people with great success. Gerhard's continued success as overall Project Manager was inspiring. I wish him the best in his future endeavors and can endorse and recommend him for scoping and implementing a project first of its kind.
Gerhard is a deep rooted Business Analyst. His project role and work in the MES / MIS arena we worked one was invaluable. He provided perspectives and solutions that were really beneficial to the developers and the clients expectations. His knowledge of Oracle, ERP and other IT business processes, requirements elicitation were a source of wealth to the team. He helped provide focus on the solutions at all times and was a very positive influence to his colleauges. He never overpowered or intimidated them with his experience or knowledge but always encouraged them to to look beyond the obvious or the problem at hand. He has integrity and committment to see any problem turn into a solution and then to further improve the solution. Quiet spoken but authorative, I relish the opportunity to work alongside him again in the future.
Gerhard is a hard working manager that understands his business. He can suggest solutions, implement them and can deliver under pressure. At the same time he manages his personnel well, gives them opportunities to learn and excel.
I have known Gerhard for more than a year now , while working in the same operating company of Siemens. His understanding of IT world and manufacturing shopfloor really helped us in our discussion with customers in understanding their need. While working with one of the global edible oil customer he successfully led digitalization maturity workshop and analyzed customer's business need with their current digitalization maturity level to provide a digitalization report. His expertise was also helpful for a global dairy customer to understand major digitalization requirement for their processing floor. I believe he has very good understanding on R&D, Warehouse, Manufacturing Operations and IIoT solutions. I enjoyed working with him as he is very collaborative and focused. His expertise in the subject area always gave me confidence to successfully support Siemens customers. I wish Gerhard a very successful professional career!!