With TOP Innovator 2021 award, Schuler Consulting is officially one of the hundred most innovative medium-sized companies.
On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the competition TOP 100, the innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his team examined the innovative strength of Schuler Consulting. The researchers used about 120 test criteria from five categories as a basis:
- Promotion of innovation through the Top Management
- Innovation climate
- Innovative processes and organization
- External orientation/open innovation
- Innovation success
The core question is whether innovations are the result of a planned approach or a product of chance, and therefore whether innovation performance can be repeated. Moreover, it is a question of whether and how the corresponding solutions are successful on the market.
Towards innovative solutions
In view of the increasing demands on companies in the woodworking and furniture industry, innovation management is a very important issue for Schuler Consulting. The company is pleased about the award as TOP Innovator 2021, which is seen a result of its innovation climate. Schuler’s aim is not only responding the current megatrends such as digitalization and individualization, but also providing their customers with the best support on their path to innovative solutions.
Structured innovation process
To achieve this, Schuler has established a structured innovation process through which they continuously initiate and advance innovation projects. In particular, they rely on strategic partnerships with their long-standing partners from industry and research. Among them: the HOMAG Group, WEINMANN, TH Rosenheim and many more. By combining Schuler’s services with innovative technologies and third-party products, they thus generate new market approaches.
Schuler Consulting regularly report on their innovation projects and the work of their team in the HK series «Innovative Woodworking» as well as on their website and LinkedIn channel. Schuler is looking forward to receive the Top Innovator Award in November at the 7th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg.