HENDRIK SCHICKE

As a serial entrepreneur, Hendrik founded his first two startups (custom beverage presents and a consultancy for SME) while studying in Hannover industrial engineering. He finished his Master in Shanghai and KEIO University in Tokyo and started afterwards in Berlin as a supply chain consultant.

With this background in supply chain, marketing and interest in new technology, he saw as one of the first the potential of virtual realty for marketing and founded MR.CARDBOARD. A topic he also invited as a speaker on marketing and Virtual Reality events.

Since 2017 Hendrik is living as a Digital Nomad, advising Pre-Seed Startups and following his passion as a Freediving Instructor and for co-living / co-working.

Summary: Serial Entrepreneur, SEO/UX Nerd, Digital Nomad, Shutterbug & Freediver. Inspire and get inspired! šŸ™‚

EXPERIENCE

Advisor

Former Co-Founder

03/2018 - present

Donuts are mouth-watering, no doubt everybody loves them. However with their high calorie count and low nutritional value they are not the best snack. Hilo Donuts changed that! Our all natural donuts are high protein, low calories and taste like heaven. We bake them to keep the calories low, use yeast to give them a unique flavour and the extra protein fills you up, kills your craving and adds to your healthy lifestyle. Plus, we deliver them fresh Europe-wide to your doorstep!

Founder & CEO

02/2015 - present

Today is MR.CARDBOARD the market leading brand in Europe and world-wide #3 for custom branded Virtual Reality Viewers (also known as Google Cardboard). Among his world-wide top clients are Google, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Axel Springer, BMW, Lufthansa, Diageo, Vodafone etc.

Consultant

08/2013 - 06/2015

Goal

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of supply chain opportunities of a modular product structure from supplier to assembly line.

Results

  • Cost transparency and decision-making basis for make-or-buy created & evaluated
  • 22 opportunities identified and quantified
  • Potential reduction of transport costs by 36% and inventory by 74% through procure-to-order-
  • Implementation roadmap defined including core processes and system & organisational prerequisites

Client

Worldā€™s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.

Goal

Benchmarking of current maturity level or organisation and production sites

Results

  • BenchmarkingĀ of client's global production sites to industry leader
  • AggregationĀ of immediate quick wins and short term implementation plan
  • Creation of 4 long term scenariosĀ including in detailĀ calculatedĀ business cases and implementation strategies
  • Workshop with global supply chain decision makers

Client

American agricultural equipment manufacturer offering a line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Goal

Identification of stock reduction opportunities, definition of roadmap including SAPĀ pilot.

Results

  • Potential stock reduction by 27%
  • Increase of service level to 98.3%
  • Reduction of obsolete material by 47%
  • Dashboard ofĀ stock relevantĀ KPIs
  • Reduction of workload with new material management processes by 18%

Client

Manufacturer of escalators and elevators world wide, producing,Ā installing, maintaining and modernisingĀ elevators and escalators in many types of buildings including residential, commercial and high-rise buildings.

Goal

Change and project management while transfer form a centralised to a decentralised outbound organisation. Complete documentation of all processes, tasks, documents and best practices. Derivation of to-be process for quick implementation and further SAP roll out.

Results

  • Immediate reduction of workload by 25% through quick win implementation
  • Successful identification of synergies between departments (e.g. consolidation of finance related tasksā€¦)

Client

Worldā€™s leading supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries.

Goal

Cost reduction of inbound transportation afterĀ merger and acquisition

Results

  • 12.6% annual savings on inbound transportation costs for an american agricultural equipment manufacturer.

Client

American agricultural equipment manufacturer offering a line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Senior Consultant

10/2009 - 02/2012

Goal

Reducing of lead time of warehouse and final assembly process.

Results

  • Relayout of warehouse and and final assembly area increase effective area by 25%.
  • Implementation of Kanban and direct line feed reducing total processing time in final assembly by (33%) and distribution center (50%).

Client

International operating illuminated signware manufacturer for Petrol, Automotive and Quick Service Restaurants.

Goal

Documentation, optimisation and decentralisation of order management.

Results

  • Standardization of order fulfillment process
  • Implementaion of one folder per order to centralise and track all order information
  • Implementaion web apps (Trello) to manage customer orders
  • Weekly CIP meetings

Client

Medium-sized craft business in building industry with 35 employees.

Goal

Conduct of a visitor survey for the IdeenExpo 2011.

Result

  • Questionnaire designed
  • Technical environment via Wifi, 3G and iPad tablets implemented
  • Training of interviewers
  • Data analysis and documentation

Client

Biyearly hands-on and experience fair for for children, teenagers and young adults

Goal

Total cost calculation method implemented in existing ERP system

Result

  • Implementation for ERP supported product calculation methods
  • Enabling a detailed cost overview on a dashboard
  • Acceleration and increase of precision of make-or-buy decisions.

Client

International operating illuminated signware manufacturer for Petrol, Automotive and Quick Service Restaurants.

MEDIA

Hendrik Schicke was originally employed as a management consultant. But that should change quickly. How Hendrik build an fully automated business and archived financial freedom, just with a piece of Cardboard, is what we will talk about in this episode.

Speaker of the night
VRBLN

02/2017

The Berlin community for all Virtual Reality enthusiasts who want to share and create new possibilities with the next wave of consumer HMDs. Developers, artists, gamers, entrepreneurs - if you have a VR HMD or are about to receive one - come and join a reality of the future!

As a speaker on the NEXT Conference, Hendrik Schicke hold the workshop "Mass Virtual Reality Marketing is no Rocket Science" showing the state of the art, examples, best practices and future trends focused on mass virtual reality marketing with the Google Cardboard. Charge your phones and get ready!

StartupTV is the leading video-news-platform in the ecosystem and produces snackable journalistic content about startups, innovation and the digital transformation

HORIZONT Digital Marketing Days 2016

06/2016

Keynote on how Virtual Reality opens a new way to market products & services right into the customers hands. The Marketing Days are your guide through the newest trends, biggest buzzwords and marketing jungle in general.

Workshop at Games Academy Berlin

03/2016

Since 2000 the Games Academy Berlin is leading in the education of the next generation game designers and developers. How VR shapes the future and how to bridge as a developer between marketing agencies and gamers, was core of this workshop held.

IFA host JƔnos Joskowitz with Hendrik Schicke about MR.CARDBOARD - What can you do with a VR Viewer made from Cardboard?

EDUCATION

Research SemesterĀ and Graduation ThesisĀ atĀ Department of System Design EngineeringĀ 
Topic: Application of an Electrorheological Gel-based Transport System, GPA 4.0

Research Semester atĀ Sino-German University of Applied Sciences

Study of Master of Science (M.Sc.),Ā Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management), GPA 3.86
Major: Production Engineering, Finance