Frank Welge

Vice President

Frank Welge
Frank joined Efficio in April 2021 with extensive expertise in the field of manufacturing, restructuring, and supply chain management, to co-lead the team in the German region. Frank is an expert for Industry 4.0 (The Fourth Industrial Revolution), and specialises in comprehensive transformation and supplier integration, offering expert advice on all aspects of strategic procurement, production-related supply chains, and process optimisation.

Main areas of practice

Frank has particular expertise supporting customers in the industrial sector. He specialises in the management and supervision of international purchase and supply chain management projects with a focus on cost optimisation, restructuring and transformation of procurement-related structures and processes. 


Prior to joining Efficio, Frank worked with a number of well-known international management consultancies. He was a long-standing member of the executive board of a tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry responsible for the optimisation of value chains, and head of central procurement and materials management with a leading manufacturer of electronic components. 


Frank plays an important advisory role in branches of the manufacturing industry dealing with complex manufacturing and supply processes. He has a broad range of experience with companies in the automotive supply industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the electrical and electronics industry, the process and packaging industry, as well as companies from the fields of aviation and defence technology.

Significant experience

  • Optimisation of supply processes and reorganisation of procurement structures for a global player in plant engineering and construction: comprehensive optimisation and restructuring of all supply chain processes to create two large energy generation plants in South Africa.

  • Procurement transformation with the implementation of cost reduction potential with a leading international automotive supplier: potential and process analysis, assessment and optimisation of strategic procurement and the entire supply chain and associated cost structures, implementation of optimisation measures and organisational restructuring.

  • Restructuring of procurement for a market leader in heating and air conditioning technology: development of an international procurement organisation and creation of synergy potential in all procurement activities alongside the implementation of value analysis measures in product development.

  • Strategic supplier management with an OEM in aerospace technology: process and cost analysis of internal value-adding processes and supply chains to protect the budget and completion deadlines for a new range of wide-bodied aircraft models for passengers and freight.

  • Value stream analysis and cost optimisation for an international adhesive manufacturer: reviewing of external supplier costs and internal manufacturing processes for potential. Implementation of internal optimisation measures and supporting measures with strategically important suppliers.

Get in touch


Frank’s great passion is flying; it is a hobby that really helps him to switch off, and he’s an avid skier by winter (a must, given that he lives near Munich). He also enjoys cooking and long walks in the mountains in the company of his Rhodesian Ridgeback.