Hidden Champion of the Consulting Market

J&M is the leading Management Consultancy for SCM

There is no better consulting service in the core area of Supply Chain Management than that offered by J&M Management Consulting. This is the conclusion arrived at by the fourth Hidden Champions Study which is carried out every three years by the industry expert, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink, and which is presented in the current issue of the German business magazine CAPITAL. For the second time consecutively J&M was able to secure first place in the category "SCM – Internal Supply Chains and Processes" in the Hidden Champions Study 2012, ahead of McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Barkawi Management Consultants and Roland Berger. The Hidden Champions Study is carried out every three years and is regarded as the leading ranking in the consulting industry.

J&M is the best Consultancy for SCM – Internal Supply Chains and Processes
J&M is the best Consultancy for SCM – Internal Supply Chains and Processes
J&M reached the second place in the most important criterion
J&M reached the second place in the most important criterion "Transformation Excellence"
Since 2009 J&M has been the best Consultancy for SCM – Internal Supply Chains and Processes
Since 2009 J&M has been the best Consultancy for SCM – Internal Supply Chains and Processes
In the Hidden Champions Study 2009 J&M reached the third place for Consulting in distribution logistics and After Market Services.
In the Hidden Champions Study 2009 J&M reached the third place for Consulting in distribution logistics and After Market Services.

Hidden Champions Study 2009 and 2012

Internal supply chains and processes are the core of the operating activities of industrial enterprises. This core area of Supply Chain Management (SCM) comprises the "consulting to optimise the quality and efficiency of internal corporate processes related to procurement, manufacturing, transport and management throughout a company's entire value chain – from the supply chain strategy and the operational planning and control processes to implementation in the required IT systems."

"One of the most important success factors for the future for industrial enterprises is a global Supply Chain Management", says Dr. Andreas Müller, Founder and Spokesperson for the Board at J&M. "We create added value for our clients in their operational business by developing adaptable, robust and high-performance supply chains and networks. We call this Operational Value Add." J&M was awarded as Hidden Champion in 2009 for the first time. In 2012 they succeeded once again. The Hidden-Champion-Study is carried out every three years and is considered to be the leading ranking in the area of Management Consulting.

J&M achieves top ranking in transformation excellence

"We were awarded top marks in the most important criteria for management consultancy – transformation excellence", explains Dr. Ing. Frank Jenner, also Founder and Spokesperson for the Board at J&M Management Consulting. "This underlines the fact that our integrated consulting approach, combining management consulting and IT competence, best supports companies in actually improving their operational business." In the Best of Consulting competition of the "Wirtschaftswoche", which focuses more on consulting projects in middle-sized businesses, J&M has also been awarded every year in the area of SCM.

J&M is a growth story amongst the Hidden Champions

The financial figures underline J&M's success. The consulting firm has had the strongest growth amongst the Hidden Champions. Between 2008 and 2011, J&M increased its turnover by a total of 57 percent to 49.7 million euros per year. The market success underlines the right consulting approach of J&M. This is also true according to the Lünendonk list of the TOP 10 of the leading middle-sized Management Consultancies where J&M has been listed in 2012.

About the Hidden Champions Study

The Hidden Champions Study was carried out for the fourth time in 2012. A total of 481 board members, managing directors and executive managers were surveyed. A Hidden Champion must meet three criteria.

A Hidden Champion is comparatively unknown: In the top management of German companies with an annual turnover of more than 1 billion euros, the "unprompted level of awareness", i.e. the percentage of people who know a consulting firm without having been provided with memory aids, must not be more than 15 percent. In order to determine the values, the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (Scientific Society for Management and Consulting) asked 264 executives to name ten Management Consultancies, without aided recall. Companies, which were mentioned by more than 15 % of the interviewees, could not qualify due to their prominence.

A Hidden Champion operates in the same market as the Champions: The percentage of a Hidden Champion's clients, who are also clients of one or more of the three Champions (McKinsey, Roland Berger and BCG), must be at least 50 % of those examined.

A Hidden Champion is a serious alternative to the Champions: In the top management of German companies, the expertise of a Hidden Champion must be rated higher in at least one area of consultancy that that of McKinsey, Roland Berger and BCG.

"Supply Chain Management is one of the most competitive consulting fields. SCM is an important aspect of Operations Management. We anticipate that the greatest demand for consulting projects in the future will be in improving the operational processes of a company."

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink

Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB)

Managing Partner

Frank Jenner Frank Jenner
Managing Partner

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