On 1st August 2019, Frank Wiethoff (50) will become the new Chairman of the Kerkhoff Group's Management Board. With this, the Düsseldorf-based consulting company will soon be led by dual management. Frank Wiethoff will take over operational leadership, while founder and CEO Kerkhoff will focus on the areas of networking and strategic partnerships. Wiethoff is no stranger to the consulting field: in the last six years, he has successfully led the fortunes of the consulting and auditing company, KPMG AG as Eastern Regional Executive from its Berlin offices.

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We optimise the operating profitability of companies, focusing on the key areas of supply chain management, purchasing and production.

The Kerkhoff Group combines highly specialized, award-winning consulting companies that offer solutions for the entire value chain. The consulting services are aimed at achieving measurable increases in efficiency in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and production. For more than 20 years, the group of companies has stood for top-quality consulting with a strong focus on implementation. The clients are mainly medium-sized companies and international groups from the German-speaking region, whereby the consulting services are provided across industries. The group of companies operates in interdisciplinary teams, driving forward the objective of increased efficiency.

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"As a privately-held company, we have grown organically with our customer's requirements over the decades and work in interdisciplinary teams, which develop innovative and intelligent solutions for supply chain, procurement and production."

We are independent and thus objective; our work is transparent, cooperative and reliable.

This maxim has been summarized in our code of conduct which is equally obligatory for all our companies.

Reliable – we want to remain outstanding

We want to exclusively provide outstanding services. Accordingly, we are specialized in our consulting segment. The awards we obtained motivate us to meet again the resulting high standards in every single project. We therefore accept only select project orders. These are projects where we are convinced that we can generate significant corporate value added. We are among the best in our segment, and it should stay that way. We do not strive to become the largest; instead, we are solely committed to quality and to the clients’ benefit.

Transparent – we are working plausibly and understandably

We demand from us transparency and understandability not only in terms of project contents and project progress but also in terms of analyses and calculations. We disclose to our clients all data, analyses and calculations which we prepare or establish within the scope of our collaboration. Moreover, we hand over to our clients the project data for their own further utilization. These data are used both for understandability and templates. Activities in the project are made transparent by means of reporting standards in the form of records or logs, weekly reports and meeting memos.

Cooperative – we are working on a par

It is our role and identity to collaborate on a par. We define "on par" via the respect for any task and the esteem of every responsible officer. Reciprocal learning is a key principle in the project: As consultants, we are dependent upon internal corporate know-how – professional and organizational knowledge – to realize a successful project jointly with our client. Trust and constructive collaboration are accordingly the working foundation and basis of understanding – not only within the joint project team.

Implementation-oriented – we reach our goals jointly

Our work does not end with analyses and strategy recommendations but only once the project contents have been successfully realized jointly with our clients. We lend a hand and we will help where we are needed. Success is the result of joint efforts. Setbacks and the readiness for constructive conflicts are all part of successful projects. This understanding is a motivation for maximum performance, it takes into account all special characteristics and brings about the best project results.

Independent – we evaluate objectively

Our business model is based, without exception, on the remuneration by our clients to whom we are exclusively committed and obligated. We evaluate objectively. Thus, we will not be guided in our work by performance-oriented compensation models; we do not obtain any commissions from suppliers and we also do not systematically work together with individual suppliers.


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Kerkhoff Group GmbH
Elisabethstraße 5
40217 Düsseldorf

Our specialised companies are bound by their passion for efficiency and cost optimisation.

Gerd Kerkhoff

Chairman of the Board
Kerkhoff Group

Heinz Scheve

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Group

Corporate consultants for optimising the value creation chain – from purchasing, production and supply chain to all corporate controlling functions

Heinz Scheve

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Consulting

Corporate consultants for a sustainable and market-based product strategy, cost-based product development and integrated optimisation of manufacturing costs

Dominik Leisinger

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Cost Engineering

Personnel service providers for the provision of experts and executives temporarily and permanently

Yurda Burghardt

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Experts

Consultants and managed service partners for the professionalisation and digitalisation of indirect product groups, plus multi-customer pooling of needs

René Schumann

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Indirect Procurement

Business consulting for game theory negotiation

René Schumann

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Negotiations

Compliance consulting, prevention of liability risks.

Nicolas Fandrey

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Risk and Compliance

We offer a didactic instrument that optimises material and information flows across departments and guarantees their implementation and acceptance by involving the employees.

Daniel Karte

Managing Director

Consultants for mobile network optimisation plus system consulting in the field of telecommunications and data lines

Godo Hanisch

Managing Director
Voice and Data

Providers of software products, apps and benchmark data for the topics of cost calculation, analysis and market price indexing

Godo Lange-Hilmers

Managing Director
Kerkhoff Software

Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Ludwig

Stefanie Kerkhoff

Andreas Schmitz

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40217 Düsseldorf

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