OUR COMPANY

Rhine Bridge Solutions is an international top management-consulting firm with a focus on strategy and strategy implementation. It is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and has a special competence in technology.

We serve our clients through

  • rapid recognition of interrelations, causes and their effects,
  • development and implementation of truly sustainable solutions and
  • achievement of strategic objectives to increase the enterprise value

 

With our services, we fundamentally support companies and organizations in all facets of their main functional areas. Please take a look at our Capabilities and Industries, to see where we have achieved outstanding solutions in cooperation with our clients. Our core competences: we are specialists for strategy development & transformation.

Rhine Bridge Solutions is fully owned by its active partners and maintains an international network in business, to leading research centres and universities as well as in politics and to reputable personalities.

Our universe of values

Rhine Bridge Solutions has committed itself to a code of values, on which we base our work and our interaction with clients and partners. We live our code of values on a daily basis and also strictly apply it in our own teams.

 

  • We always want to achieve the best possible solution – not in terms of ideas, but in terms of achieved and measurable results. We are curious, learning, flexible and agile. We do not see any fixed path as the goal, but only the actual, measurable success.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • We design and agree with you strategies, scenarios as well as results and support you in the crucial implementation phase bearing in mind all compliance responsibilities.
    • We work towards the same goal and make it our task to create superior competitive advantages for you and to realize an increase of your enterprise value.
    • You get a measurable added value, in which the return exceeds the investment by a substantial amount.
  • Every colleague at Rhine Bridge Solutions has an excellent education and at least 10 years of international experience in business, industry and consulting. Our principals and partners have held leading positions in corporations and small and medium-sized companies, with a high proportion of strategy and transformation tasks in their work.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • We provide you with broad and deep experiences across many industries.
    • We know the challenges of your situation and your environment.
    • You will probably get the most highly referenced team in the world sharing its experiences and insights with you.
  • The broad experience and enriching mix of personalities at Rhine Bridge Solutions enables us to design innovative future perspectives and strategies that provide our clients with lasting benefits. The solution to a problem is often available in completely different sectors and situations, from which a valuable transfer may arise.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • Through deep industry knowledge, the rapid and secure development of relevant and effective strategies and transformation processes.
    • Through broad industry knowledge, a direct and creative development and realization of competitive advantages, which can be highly effective, but still completely unknown in one’s own industry.
    • You will gain new impetus to secure and expand your competitive position.
  • We have internalized the fact that only reliable facts, thoroughly thinking through and the understanding of coherences, without losing sight of details, can ensure success. RBS is never satisfied with a solution that does not meet the highest quality requirements of content and form and delivers superior results.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • Substantive solutions that support you in your responsibility and in your decisions.
    • Clear project structures in order to provide transparent and comprehensible content that will consolidate your strategy and help you reach your goals.
    • You will gain security when reaching milestones, in budgets and especially with the overall results.
  • Our experience, our knowledge and proven methodologies allow us to advise and support you faster and more purposefully. We place great emphasis on making no senseless detours, so that your success can be achieved quickly and precisely.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • Achieve your goals in the time and quality frames of your commitment.
    • No unnecessary consumption of resources and strain on your organization through non-targeted measures, capacities and processes.
    • You will get a substantial lead in speed and in accuracy of implementation, thus closing the Strategy Execution Gap.
  • We do not just understand technology, we live it. We want to support our clients with the best possible technology available. At the same time, we want to be a valuable sparring partner in a world where technological quantum leaps will soon be part of everyday life.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • We identify and implement the most important technologies for your transformation processes.
    • We see ourselves as an additional “radar” that draws your attention to leading edge developments in your business, identifies the benefits of those developments to your business, identifies associated opportunities and risks, and reviews the precise fit with your business.
    • We identify, develop and implement technologies that give you real competitive advantages and added value.
  • We are loyal to you, your employees and to ourselves. We have respect for your achievements and deal with each other with care, in an understandable, motivating communication at all levels. RBS combines the talent, skills and knowledge of your company, and our own assets for common success.

    This means for you as our client and partner:

    • Experienced, competent and attentive contact persons, who can make use of their competence and their valuable industrial and economic contacts even without a direct individual order.
    • The knowledge developed in partnership with you, your organization and our know-how will be transferred to you and will be used to your advantage in your company for the long term.
    • With RBS, you have a partner for whom your success is just as important as a fair, long-term and mutually reinforcing cooperation.

Strategy

Execution

Gap

The success of a company depends almost exclusively on how the strategy of CEO / Board – its objectives and measures – is implemented throughout the organization. If the goals of CEO / Board are achieved, the Strategy Execution Gap is closed.

In companies, different stakeholders have the following objectives:

  • CEO / Board strive for the loss-free mediation and implementation of the strategy.
  • Managers, in the process of establishing a joint view on the strategy with CEO / Board, strive to identify and use methods and tools to achieve their goals in their relevant area of ​​impact.
  • Middle management strives to reduce complexity and to successfully apply methods and tools.
  • Shareholders, such as supervisory board or company owners, strive for the agreements reached with CEO / Board to come to fruition.
  • Stakeholders such as employees, work councils and general public strive for CEO announcements to come to fruition.

Our mission is to support our clients with our knowledge and the experience we have gained in the above roles ourselves in development and transformation of strategies, methods and tools.

Our five essentials to avoid the Strategy Execution Gap are:

IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING | REALISTIC PLANNING | ENSURING ADEQUATE RESOURCES | MAKING KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS AVAILABLE | SUPPORTING THE ORGANISATION FULLY ALONG THE JOURNEY

Our Theses

  1. Strategy is the intelligent combination of formulating opportunities as goals and challenges as measures to be addressed while having deep knowledge of the company in its context.
  2. A realistic, integrated and transparent planning of the transformation maximizes its probability of success.
  3. The more accurate the pre-designed provision of budgets, resources and digital elements, the more easily the transformation will proceed.
  4. In addition to strong leadership, the most important component is experience: complexity of the measures to be taken and, above all, their interdependencies are almost impossible to be penetrated analytically and realistically have to be experienced and reflected through multiple transformations ex ante.
  5. Transformation is also transition of a cultural aggregate state into another – the right target climate increases reaction speed.