Experts with Team Spirit and Personality

 

Personality perfects knowledge in charakter

Elmar Kupke

We are consultants with conviction

In addition to cross-industry experience and in-depth expertise, members of our staff primarily stand out due to their down-to-earth and strong personalities. Team spirit is of utmost importance to us and we do not fit the typical stereotype of a consultant. The relationship we have with our clients is characterized by what often become long-term, trusting partnerships and by extensive knowledge of their specific requirements.

Values like individual responsibility, determination, appreciation, loyalty, alignment with opportunities, courage, and constant further development are the cornerstones of our professional self-image and are deeply anchored in our DNA.

The question of who we are is difficult to answer in just a few words. We are experts, visionaries, pioneers, trailblazers, lateral thinkers, developers, facilitators, and motivators. At the same time we are creative, innovative, down-to-earth, professional, courageous, kind, efficient, personable, dynamic, and reliable …
In short: We are 3DSE.

Get to know us.

Our Management Team

 

stefan_wenzel_3dse

Dr. Stefan Wenzel

Contact

“Our clients do not need recipes. Instead, they need individualized and well-founded approaches. This is why normal management consultants are not able to create true added value in the area of innovation and development.”

 

  • Founder and Managing Partner of 3DSE with nearly twenty years of experience in consulting.
  • Creative lateral thinker and engine for ideas, high affinity for innovative trends. Team player with clear objectives, confident, reliable, relaxed.
  • Excellent industry knowledge in the automotive, transportation, aerospace, defense, industrial, health tech, and energy sectors. International experience in consultancy and product development, in production, sales, and investment banking.
  • Consultancy expertise with focus on initiation, design and implementation of R&D optimization programs as well as innovation and strategy programs, cost engineering, best practices in systems engineering and for maturity-oriented product development, project and risk management, change management.
  • Author of numerous national and international publications; lecturer on management topics.
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Assistant to the Chair of Astronautics in Munich, doctoral thesis on systems engineering in integrated product development.
  • Management Trainee and Assistant to the Executive Board of EnBW AG.

stefan_wenzel_3dse

Dr. Armin Schulz

Contact

“Our clients appreciate our unusual combination of engineering expertise and consulting competence. Our high adaptability and great dedication help us quickly find superior solutions, even for the most difficult problems.”

 

  • Founder and Managing Partner of 3DSE with over seventeen years of experience in consulting.
  • Clever mind with high analytical intelligence, loves complex challenges, efficient due to precise, structured thinking. An aesthete who strives for perfection.
  • Excellent industry knowledge in the automotive, transportation, aerospace, and health tech sectors.
  • Consultancy expertise: initiation, design, and implementation of R&D optimization programs as well as process and organizational changes, best practices in systems engineering and for maturity-oriented product development, modular and platform-based strategies, quality improvement programs.
  • Author of numerous national and international publications, some of which have won awards.
  • Studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Doctoral thesis on systems engineering in integrated product development.

stefan_wenzel_3dse

Dr. Thilo Pfletschinger

Contact

“Our customers do not usually make sustainable changes with a single great leap, but rather with purposeful steps in the right direction. At the heart of change is the person who does not make a 180° shift from one day to the next. But smart objectives and constant changes in perspective can certainly produce a Fosbury Flop.”

 

  • Partner at 3DSE with over thirteen years of experience in consulting and responsible for “Optimizing R&D” practice.
  • Goal-oriented, can-do team player from shop floor to top floor.
  • Consultancy service focuses on innovative, development-intensive, and sustainable products.
  • User-oriented planning and sustainable implementation of innovation and strategy programs as well as process and organizational changes.
  • Cross-industry best practices in portfolio, program, and project management, systems engineering, maturity-oriented product development, modular/platform strategies, software implementation, and change management.
  • Excellent industry expertise in the automotive, transportation, energy, aerospace & defense, and industrial sectors.
  • Coach for advanced project management.
  • Author of numerous national and international publications.
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Doctoral thesis on risk management at the Graz University of Technology.

thomas_haim_3dse

Thomas Haim

Contact

“Our clients value our systematic and consistent result-driven approach to consultancy, which we use to directly increase their value creation. Effectiveness and efficiency are clear guiding principles for our actions.”

 

  • Founder and Managing Partner of 3DSE Austria with over fifteen years of professional experience. Former Senior Consultant at IBM Business Consulting Services with a focus on organizational and process changes.
  • Competent practitioner with consistent focus on results. Pragmatic, personable, assertive, enthusiastic. Deftly plays the role of motivator in a team.
  • Responsible for “Accelerating Innovation” practice at 3DSE.
  • Industry expert in the automotive, transportation, and IT sectors.
  • Consultancy expertise: coaching and support for innovation projects, implementation of innovation cells, organization and implementation of R&D optimization programs, implementation of agility in R&D project recovery, competency program and training in the areas of systems engineering and project management.
  • Studied Business Informatics at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Dr. Tim Sturm

Contact

“Our consultancy service must be tailored to the specific needs of our clients from R&D. This includes just the right dose of external support, a methodical approach, and the necessary impetus regarding content. Only then can we deliver true added value and initiate and support sustainable change within the company.”

 

  • Principal with over nine years of experience in consulting and responsible for “Increasing Product Value” practice.
  • Result-oriented, quick, and reliable team player with a high level of transfer competence. Loves complex challenges, always focuses on systematic and sustainable change in companies.
  • Excellent industry expertise in the automotive (OEM and supplier), transportation (railway and commercial vehicles, motorcycles), industrial and aerospace and defense sectors.
  • Contextual focus is on increasing the value of products and services in high-tech industries with a main thrust on complexity reduction and quality improvement. Design, initiation, and implementation of large change programs at product, process, and organizational levels. Best practices in systems engineering, in agile and maturity-oriented product development, and also in preventive quality management.
  • Director of study programs in the area of R&D, presenter at R&D-related events.
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr University of Bochum and the Technical University of Munich. Doctoral thesis on systems engineering and preventive quality management at the Graz University of Technology.

stefan_wenzel_3dse

Stephan Finkel

Contact

“With our consultancy approach we address your problem areas and solve them together as a team, during which we introduce best practices from many different industries and projects without forcing them on you. Recognizing your unique company, with its own culture and staff, is always at the heart of our approach.”

 

  • Principal at 3DSE with over 15 years of professional experience and responsible for “Mastering Systems Engineering” practice.
  • Creative mind paired with mathematical-analytical understanding, a great deal of intuitive ability, flexible, empathetic, relaxed, loyal team player.
  • Excellent industry expertise in the automotive, transportation, aerospace, defense and security sectors.
  • Content focuses on the design, introduction, and implementation of (model-based) systems engineering programs. Focus both on process and organizational improvement; change and qualification programs round off the spectrum.
  • Best practices in maturity-oriented product development, design to cost, requirements development and management, transfer of market requirements to the product portfolio, project and risk management, Project@risk expert, synchronized planning and management, digital product development process, deployment planning, design review process.
  • Coach for advanced systems engineering training.
  • Author of numerous national and international publications.
  • Studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Assistant to the Chair of Astronautics at the TU Munich.

Are you already familiar with our strong network of partners?

Together, we simply achieve more. This is why we have built a broad network of strong partners to cover all important competencies in R&D consulting.

Our partners