We are an exclusive management consultancy with an emphasis on operations management and on transformation in process industries. We enable growth and we drive efficiency – by aiding our clients in using their operational resources optimally.
We perceive ourselves as initiators and moderators in exigent change processes. We stand out due to our pragmatic way of working with a focus on implementation.



Process optimization, organizational development, operational excellence programmes, restructuring, insourcing/outsourcing


Areas of expertise

Production, production-related services, production sites, supply chain & logistics, research & development



We are continuously hiring and looking for talent. Learn more about your career perspectives with 3con.

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3con certified for balancing work and life for its employees

As one out of only 353 companies in Germany 3con has been certified for its efforts to balance out worklife and family life for its employees. The certificate follows a thorough auditing process by the initiative "Beruf und Familie" sponsored by the federal ministries for economics and for families and women's affairs. We are very proud to receive this certificate for the second time. For more information on the certificate check: http://www.berufundfamilie.de/


3con as guest at the btS at HU-Berlin

3con as guest at an event hosted by the life science students initiative btS on June 8 at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Ziad Mahayni, partner at 3con and Georgi Tadeus, consultant at 3con will speak about the major challenges the chemical industry is facing today. The talk will be followed by a joint discussion of a 3con case study. For further information and registration please see: https://lnkd.in/gSFvprQ https://lnkd.in/gqU9Dtb


3con at the Global ManuChem Strategies 2017

3con will host a workshop "Implementation of everything - overcoming the challenges of implementing operational improvement programs" at the Global ManuChem Strategies Conference in Berlin, March 20 & 21 2017. For more information and material on operatonal excellence and agile management for process industries check our webseite:



3con and permanIT launch "Argos Consulting"

3con and the IT consulting company permanIT have tied their competencies together in the joint venture "Argos Consulting". Argos Consulting sets a particular focus on all kinds of topics concerning business-IT-alignment. A subject of growing importance with regard to the digital transformation of organizations. For more information check the website:



CHEManager Publication: Operational Excellence In Process Industries

In the January issue of the CHEManager 3con has published an articel on the challenges of operational excellence initiatives in process industries. The article summerizes our vast experience in this field and the results of a research work carried out in cooperation with the Mannheim Business School. You can read and download the article on the CHEManager-website:



3con for the second time in the squeaker-Ranking of the hidden champions in consulting

For the second time in a row 3con ist part of the squeaker.net-ranking of the top 30 hidden champions in consulting business. We are happy to achieve position no. 18 and to have surpassed quite a few much bigger and older consulting companies. For more information see:



Whitepaper: It's all about the people!

Our whitepaper on summarizing the results of our recent survey conducted in cooperation with MBA students of Mannheim Business School is available for download now.



Sales staff for consulting services wanted

We are looking for an experienced sales staff to help us to expand our business. Check out the job offering for more information.



Interview Optimedium: Transfer of industry experience to the health care sector

In an interview with Optimedium, a magazine of Optimedis AG, 3con partners Gebhard Grimm and Ingo Ammermann talk about similarities between optimization and change processes in the industry and the health care sector and how one could transfer proven methods and concepts to the latter. [Interview in German]



3con cooperation with Mannheim Business School

This summer 3con is undertaking a joint project together with MBA-students of the renowned Mannheim Business School. A team of four students will work on the subject „Deploying Operational Excellence in Process Manufacturing“ issued by 3con. The students will prepare the current state of research and carry out expert interviews with leading managers of the industry. 3con will coach the students in this undertaking and provide additional expertise and knowhow. We are very much looking forward to the results and wish the team all the best for this exciting undertaking.



3con to visit the Executive Lectures of Innsbruck University

3con shall visit the Executive Lectures of the Strategic Management Institute of Innsbruck University. Paul Bader, project manager, and Ziad Mahayni, partner at 3con, will deliver a speech on their experiences as corporate consultants to the students and scientists of the institute. The speech will take place on the 21st of April:



Transfer of competency from 3con in a completely different way

Professor Storz and Dr. Ramachandran of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, are conducting a research project under the umbrella of the AFRASO programme. The project investigates the effectiveness of Japanese management methods – especially Kaizen – for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of African companies. In one test application, a transfer on Zambia’s furniture industry is at present being analysed and checked for verifiable improvements. 3con has been involved in the training design as an expert company for lean management methods. We are curious regarding which results the Frankfurt University will discover, and we wish all the best for this exciting endeavour.



3con at Mannheim Business School

On the 2nd of December, 3con was invited to a talk with participants of Mannheim Business School’s full-time MBA programme. We presented the specific challenges of chemical companies in Europe and discussed topical trends. In the following, during a case study involving the students, success factors and challenges for operational restructuring of a chemical site were discussed. Finally, it was networking time as well as time for some beverages and snacks. Some impressions of the event can be found on Mannheim Business School’s Facebook page:



New Job Offer: A Career for creative Analysts: Become a Management-Consultant at 3con

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3con in squeaker’s ranking of medium-sized management consultancies

3con reached position 15 in squeaker’s ranking of medium-sized management consultancies, surpassing among others larger consultancies such as CTcon, h&z or Kienbaum Management Consultants:



3con distinguished by "Top-Company" seal

3con has been rated with an average of 4.51 of 5 points on the assessment portal kununu by current and former employees. That’s why 3con has received the “Top-Company” seal by kununu. We are proud to be among the mere 6% of over 188,000 rated companies to be allowed to bear this title! Those who would like to know more about the assessment can take a look on kununu’s website. There, the benefits offered by the company are also rated from the point of view of the employees:



New ways of co-operation between industry and logistics service providers

On 25th of September, a Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) event took place at 3con’s offices, on the topic of “new ways of co-operation between industry and logistics service providers”. Representatives of both sides were present, who exchanged their views on possibilities of enhanced co-operation in changing discussion groups and in an agreeable atmosphere. According to their unanimous opinion, flexibility, reliability, and cost along the supply chain may be considerably improved using communication at an early stage as well as close co-ordination. Obstacles to implementation have been identified and ideas for a deeper understanding of the topics have been developed, which have now to be followed up.


Get to know 3con? Network by means of our website!

In order to give potential candidates the opportunity to hear about the everyday schedule and the corporate culture of 3con, 3con offers networking and exchange facilities with employees by means of its website. Depending on the networks our employees are active in, they may be approached via Xing, Squeaker or LinkedIn:



3con certified as a family-friendly enterprise

3con successfully took part in the certification process “profession and family”, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Families. On June 17th, the certificate was ceremonially awarded to the companies taking part. Of the 300 enterprises receiving the certificate this year, 3con is the only management consultancy. During the certification process, the existing measures for the advancement of family-friendliness and work-life balance were analysed; targets were set for further measures, which are now to be implemented. More information on the “profession and family” initiative can be found on



3con to provide keynote address at Maintain trade fair

3con shall deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Maintain, the international trade fair for industrial maintenance. In the “makers and markets” forum, Freek Bodemeijer and Marcus Heinrich will speak about the topic “change of paradigms – from maintenance service provider to operational excellence partner”. The talk will shed light on the essential points for the next step of development in the co-operation between operations and maintenance. More information on this here: