Today, most industries are facing rapid change through new technologies, new competitors, changed customer behaviors and rapidly increasing competitive pressure. In response to this, companies' operations need to be updated and optimized in order to ensure speed to market, flexibility and cost competitiveness. This includes ensuring an agile value chain from raw material production to delivery to customers and an agile innovation process where product portfolios as well as complexity are constantly optimized. It also requires a well-functioning "machine", which constantly keeps costs down across the company through both inherent and structural changes and the use of new digital and analytic solutions. At QVARTZ, we support the optimization of operations through three key service offerings: value chain strategy 4.0, next generation cost transformation and strategic sourcing.