The financial crisis of the past few years has forced many companies to take a hard look at their organisations in order to find ways of optimizing efficiency and cutting costs. Those that have not been able to adapt in time have gone to the wall. Simply muddling through does not cut it in a credit crunch. Often it takes someone on the outside to identify the weak points in an organisation and suggest strategies for improvement. In the industrial sector, that someone is frequently TARGUS Management Consulting AG.