Company Overview

Name: OBME LLC – Limited Liability Company registered in North Carolina (USA)

Services: Global Manufacturing Engineering Services & Consulting

Founded: 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC (USA)

Languages: English, German

Owner: Oliver Berger (age 46, married, German born, living in the USA since 2001)

Dear Customer,

I’m a highly motivated, driven & experienced individual that has successfully worked through all the ups and downs in the Automotive industry.

I worked my way up from shop floor engineer to upper management of a 1700 employee manufacturing facility.

Averaging a minimum of 1 launch per year over the past 20 years, made me get used to the high intensity, high stress environment of the Industry.

Multitasking and keeping the focus on the priorities is one of my strength, without letting the “noise” around me influence my decisions and results.

Through my global assignments, I travelled all around the world, can adjust quickly to the cultures and work environments in different countries.

I know both sides of the fence. I was a supplier to the big OEMs in the world, as well as customer to global and local equipment suppliers.

Whether you need support with shop-floor improvements, customer or supplier management or strategic planning – I’m flexible to take on any assignment small or large.

Best Regards & I’m looking forward to work for & with you very soon,


Oliver Berger / Owner



Services offered

I’m mainly interested in short (4-6 weeks) to midterm (3-6 months) assignments that require quick adjustment to the environment, as well as providing quick analysis & results as needed.

Further interested in Project Planning for custom Manufacturing Equipment (Assembly Line, EOL equipment)

 Shop Floor improvements

o    Continuous Improvements

o    Gaging systems – analysis and improvements    

o    First Time Through improvements

o    Cycle Time analysis and improvements

o    Cycle Time simulation studies

o    Throughput improvements

o    Setting up Quality Controls in Manufacturing (e.g. torque angle, Press windows, Leak Test Parameter, ….)

o    Red X studies

o    APQP (FMEA, Control Plan, Work Instructions, Gaging Instructions, …)

o    Gage R&Rs

 Supplier Management

o    Progress & Timing monitoring at supplier

o    Pre-acceptance

o    Gage R&Rs

o    Supplier evaluations (e.g. prior to sourcing)

o    Equipment evaluation

Run Rates


Cycle Times

o    Oversee run-offs, run-at-rates.

o    Launch Management / Launch Support

o   “Eyes & Ears on the Ground” (also on off-shifts)

Customer Management

o    Equipment support on customer floor

o    Managing start up on customer floor

Open issues


Change Management

o    Change Request Management

o    RFQ review and concept development with customer

o    Equipment evaluation

Run Rates


Gage R&Rs

o    Launch Management / Launch Support

o    “Eyes & Ears on the Ground” (also on off-shifts)

 Equipment Planning

o    Turn-Key equipment planning (low or high automation or anything in-between)

Full Concept development 



Flexibility & scalable systems 

Project Management from start to finish (SOP)

Multiple supplier visits including prior & during run-offs.

Multiple visits to final equipment location for run-off and final acceptance.

 Other Services

Please feel free to contact me with other requests – big or small – besides the ones listed above.