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Expleo acquires UMS Consulting


Expleo, a global engineering, technology and consulting services provider and UMS Consulting are further expanding their strategic partnership. To this purpose, Expleo has signed an agreement to acquire the shares in UMS Consulting. The agreement became effective on 1 July 2022. 

Headquartered in Frankfurt, UMS Consulting has a strong presence in Germany with a global reach for its customers, and over 35 years of management consulting experience in strategy implementation, leadership, end-to-end process optimisation, innovation and digitalisation with a focus on lean-agile. This strategic partnership, deepened through the acquisition, will strengthen Expleo’s digital transformation capabilities in Germany and Europe, and expand its presence in key strategic growth sectors such as banking, automotive, transportation, energy & utilities, and pharma & chemicals. 

Through this acquisition, Expleo will add UMS’ management consulting expertise to its deep cross-industry capabilities in engineering and technology. As a result, customers will benefit from end-to-end support on their transformation journeys, from strategy to implementation. "The acquisition of UMS allows us to further expand our consulting offering. The capabilities, client portfolios and geographic footprints of our two organisations are highly complementary and we are confident that they will support our growth and add greater value to our clients globally," says Damien Lasou, EVP Consulting & Business Services, Expleo.

UMS has more than 60 consulting experts and will join Expleo as an affiliate, continuing to operate under the UMS Consulting name as an autonomous brand, collaborating closely with Expleo and its other consulting affiliates in the UK and US – Moorhouse and Trissential – on common clients and objectives. UMS will also leverage Expleo’s global footprint and robust end-to-end digital and engineering capabilities to support customers around the world. “By being part of the Expleo Group, our clients will benefit from Expleo's world-class digital and technical capabilities. Our two companies have been successful partners for some time, so this is a natural next step for us. We look forward to this new era in our relationship and see it as a catalyst for mutual growth in the years to come," says Stephan Lunau, Managing Director of UMS Consulting.

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JCNetwork Executive Days

We was at the Junior Consultant Network (JCNetwork) e. V. executive days at the University of Ilmenau last Friday, where we held a workshop for the consultants of tomorrow on modern agile techniques.

The key is understanding the big picture: here is Simona giving a great short overview of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Thank you Junior Consultant Network (JCNetwork) e. V. for this great event and our Trainers Roger Balcombe and Simona Sharma!

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ProcessLab Conferenz 2020

Process organization of the future: efficient, digital, customer-centric.
This is the motto of today's yearly conference of the #processlab of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. As a sponsor of the ProcessLab, we are pleased to be a regular part of exciting discussions and research.
Thank you for exciting impulses from Joerg Hessenmueller, Commerzbank, UMS Alumni Felix Reble, R+V and Dr. Stefan Harnisch, ING DiBa this morning.

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Webinar: Digital Transformation

How digitization can help make companies fit for the upcoming boom was presented today in the webinar "Digital Transformation" together with our partner Fraunhofer IEM, Robert Joppen. 
For all those who did not manage to attend, here are the 3 top findings: 

  • Digitalization increases the reaction speed by reducing latencies in order to react to events
  • It is not possible to be successful without considering the human being in the digital transformation
  • The expansion of the organizational skills relevant to digitization within the company is the basis for successful digitization implementation. 

Many thanks to David Junges of MEWA for the great insight on the subject of " human beings". 

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Food for Thoughts

The coronavirus shows us once again how volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous the world is. It also shows us that ready-made solutions very quickly reach their limits. Rather, companies need organizational capabilities that enable them to survive even in VUCA times. Our Food for Thoughts on this topic is unfortunately more relevant than ever!

Is your company fit for VUCA? Please contact us!

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New Year's Dinner 2020

New Year's Dinner of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management: Thanks to Ilse Henne, Oliver Jaksch and Magnus Hänsler and Stephan Lunau for hosting the Power Talk on the topic of VUCA. 

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JCNetwork Days Würzburg

We are proud partner of the Certified Junior Consultant certification and would like to congratulate all new Certified Junior Consultants who were awarded today in Würzburg at the Junior Consultant Network (JCNetwork) e. V. days!

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SZ Economic Summit Salon of Süddeutsche Zeitung and UMS in #Frankfurt School of Finance

70 participants yesterday accepted the invitation of Marc Beise (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and Stephan Lunau (UMS) to join the crowd in the well-filled presidential building of the Frankfurt School of Finance and took the freedom to constructively discuss about "Freedom to Perform".

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UMS Library

Where can you find out more about the 10 Excellence Principles? This and other interesting learning nuggets, tools and articles are available for download in our UMS library.

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13th ProcessLab-Conference on the topic "Process Automation: From smart processes to smart companies"

Blockchain and Machine Learning. What is the current status from a research perspective and how is this reflected in the working world? Two central questions that were discussed at the 13th ProcessLab Conference organised by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management on 6 June 2019.

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JCNetwork Days Karlsruhe

We are proud to be part of the JCNework Days since 10 years. Congratulations to our new Certified Junior Consultants who have proven their skills in the digitization strategy of Dr. Willmar Schwabe in the pharmaceutical industry. It is always a great pleasure for us to meet the consultants of tomorrow today and to prepare them even better for their professional future.

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The next generation of financial service providers. Digitization: more than KI, Cloud and Co

In conversations on the subject of digitization, it is hard to avoid talking about forward-looking technologies. But digitalization is more than artificial intelligence, cloud and co. This was demonstrated by various lectures in Frankfurt last Wednesday.

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SMWHH 2019

Exciting discussions and interesting impressions at the Social Media Week in Hamburg.

This year's motto: With great influence comes great responsibility. 



Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

"5 weeks in a great environment, a great team and motivated trainers, who answer every question with a lot of dedication and fun. Too bad it's over, thanks to all of you!"  

Many thanks to the participants of the UMS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training!

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SZ insurance day 2019

At the beginning of the year, the insurance industry will meet again at the SZ Insurance Day to discuss current challenges and future strategies. 

Meet our financial services experts Thomas Reble and Dr. Dietrich A. Herberg on 22/23 January in Bensberg - they look forward to inspiring talks and discussions with you, especially on how to ensure the implementation of strategies. 

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Aufbautraining

„This was exactly what I was looking for. Best connection between theory and practice.“

"Very good mood. Trainers are willing to answer questions even after the course." 

A big thank you to the participants of the UMS Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Advanced Training. 


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SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel in Frankfurt presented by UMS 

What could be better than an inspiring exchange of ideas with views over the Frankfurt skyline. Our thanks to speakers Ilse Henne from thyssenkrupp Schulte, Michael Mandel from Commerzbank AG, Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz from RWE AG, Stephan Lunau from UMS Consulting, and to Dr. Marc Beise for hosting. We look forward to continuing these discussions.

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JCNetwork Days in Kiel

Change is cycling ever faster. Key success factors include keeping an open mind to new ideas, and being motivated to promote innovation at an organizational and personal level.

450 student consultants made this their New Year's resolution and accepted the JCNetwork's invitation to Kiel. From November 29 through December 2, attendees debated all things "innovation" at the JCNetwork Days.



Blockchain – the next big thing

Everyone's talking about blockchain and it's being touted as the next big thing. On December 8, 2017, media.connect, Commerzbank, #openspace, Noerr, and UMS along with recognized experts in the fields of technology, finance, law, and business facilitated a workshop to explore blockchain: what is hype and what is reality?



Agile Innovation Day 2018

"Co-Creating the Future" is the concept behind our Agile Innovation Day taking place at Montabaur Castle on February 1 and 2, 2018. Because networked, collaborative, and flexible cooperation between companies is increasingly becoming a fundamental factor in the ability to innovate. Alongside our host, ADG (Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften), and our partners in the Innovation Alliance, we will bring together thought leaders and decision makers in innovation and corporate strategy to work in various future labs and develop tangible potential actions based on trends, insights, scenarios, and approaches.

For more information contact Niko Lampl at

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JCNetwork Days, November 17 - 19, 2017

UMS was represented at the 2017 JCNetwork Days in Frankfurt (Oder) from November 17 through 19 where eleven up-and-coming consultants earned their "JCNetwork Certified Junior Consultants (CJC)" certification. For the first time, the certification session was run in the new format by UMS and JCNetwork in partnership. We would like to heartily congratulate these 11 young consultants on their achievement!

Another 36 student consultants were also trained on Six Sigma and became Lean Yellow Belts. Once again, UMS consultants were enthralled and inspired by the students' contagious spirit and dedication.

JCNetwork is one of Germany's largest umbrella associations for student consulting firms, with 31 student consulting firms and more than 1,800 young consultants. UMS has been a JCNetwork partner since 2009.

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"Mobility 2100" conference

Under the heading of "Sharing – Necessity or Life Philosophy?", Fraport AG realized the 6th "Mobility 2100" conference on May 11, 2017 in Frankfurt, with content directed by Prof. Petra K. Schäfer and the New Mobility specialist group. With the topic of "sharing" in mind, the various presentations provided insights into current and future mobility behaviors, highlighting the issues from a number of different perspectives.

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Understanding customers better

Joining forces with a one-off mix of international clients from Europe, India, and the US, we were pleased to host an Executive Roundtable at thyssenkrupp Materials Services, filming statements that would later be played as intro videos during the Management Conference.

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Mathematics Day

March 11, 2017 saw the 26th Mathematics Day take place with the aim of encouraging people to enjoy using math. Senior grade students in eleven locations right across Germany had the chance to take part in math competitions. Around 400 participants from Frankfurt and the surrounding region came together at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and House of Logistics & Mobility. Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann, handed out the prizes: "On the one hand, spending an entire Saturday working on mathematics means that you have a special talent for it. On the other, that you have dedicated teachers who specifically encourage your interests."

UMS served as sponsor to Mathematics Day at House of Logistics & Mobility.

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UMS Summit 2017

How can we connect two geographically adjacent locations and create an attractive city center for business owners and customers? How can we boost people's desire to shop in the city center, or encourage industry to settle in selected districts? Are these questions solely the remit of local politicians? Not exactly.

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Experience efficient processes in logistics and mobility LIVE – the lean conference

"Achieving Goals – Approaches to Boost Quality and Efficiency in Logistics and Mobility". That was the context last December for 100 participants to accept an invitation from Deutsche Bahn, TÜV Rheinland, UMS Consulting, and HOLM to spend two days debating the question of how to apply suitable concepts as a means to systematically boost long-term performance in production.

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UMS wishes Happy Holidays!

As another year comes to a close, we would like to say thank you and extend our warmest season's greetings. May you enjoy happiness, health, and success in 2017.

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In a networked world, boundaries blur and trends go global. The 7th LaFutura conference – run by Global Trend Network – opens its doors November 15 in Singapore, granting unique insights into tomorrow's technological and societal trends. Come and meet the most innovative startups, discover the latest innovation concepts, and chat with like-minded innovation leaders from every possible industry.



Ironman 2016

Every UMS employee is a triathlete – consultant, trainer, and coach. As consultants we highlight potentials and develop strategic concepts. As trainers we share knowledge and teach implementation capabilities. As coaches we support and advise on managing and realizing programs and projects.

One UMS colleague decided to take this principle and run with it – quite literally. After a full year of preparations, Martin Slusarek took part in Ironman Frankfurt, completing a 3.8-kilometer swim followed by 180 kilometers cycling and 42 kilometers running. And he mastered every single challenge. We're very proud of his achievements and congratulate Martin on this extraordinary success.

Process Lab Conference


ProcessLab Conference 2016

So now we know all about the future of processes. Right? They need to be lean, innovative, and digital, on that much everyone was already agreed. But what does that mean specifically, especially for the finance sector? How do these buzzwords relate to actual practice?

These are thoughts well worth sharing. And countless managers and employees from the finance sector, innovation and digitization experts, and operational excellence officers seized on this opportunity to attend the ProcessLab anniversary conference on June 9, 2016 at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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Agile Innovation Day 2016 in Frankfurt

This year's Agile Innovation Day took place on February 24, 2016 at House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt am Main. The theme for this year was "The Working World – Beyond Tomorrow".