Home 2018-05-10T11:06:47+00:00

San-Ten Consulting

We are a Management Consulting business based in Tokyo, Japan, specialized in cross-border Business Strategy and Operational Excellence. Our focus is in the B2B business of chemicals and materials, including all adjacent industries, like Automotive, Cosmetic Ingredients, Medical Device Materials, or Health Care.

With years of hands-on managerial experience in various positions and consultations, our approach is always driven by straightforwardness of the methodology and the practicability of implementation. We don’t want to give you results that you can read in a textbook – We always strive to deliver an individual, tailor-made solution for your actual needs.

Being in Japan for several years, we can bridge the cultures and ease the difficulties that can arise when different business customs and habits meet each other in order to conduct successful business across borders.

What We Do

In the area of Business Strategy, we individually support your business in Japan, with several solutions depending on how far your Japan business or overseas business is developed. For example:

  • Support your strategic decision if, what, and how to do business in Japan with our JUMP Assessment

  • Find and approach the right business partner or M&A target – also anonymously

  • Search for new technology and start-ups to support your innovation pipeline

Please find more details of our support possibilities here.

We can  help you improve your operations and achieve Operational Excellence by for example

  • Analyze and optimize your current business processes using our T-O-P Business Process Modelling

  • Define your best operational structure and identify areas for automation and digitization

  • Improve your performance management system and implement meaningful KPIs

Please find more details of our support possibilities here.

San-Ten Consulting

We are a Management Consulting business based in Tokyo, Japan, specialized in cross-border Business Strategy and Operational Excellence. Our focus is in the B2B business of chemicals and materials, including all adjacent industries, like Automotive, Cosmetic Ingredients, Medical Device Materials, or Health Care.

With years of hands-on managerial experience in various positions and consultations, our approach is always driven by straightforwardness of the methodology and the practicability of implementation. We don`t want to give you results that you can read in a textbook – We always strive to deliver an individual, tailor-made solution for your actual needs.

Being in Japan for several years, we can bridge the cultures and ease the difficulties that can arise when different business customs and habits meet each other in order to conduct successful business across borders.

What We Do

In the area of Business Strategy, we individually support your business in Japan, with several solutions depending on how far your Japan business or overseas business is developed.

  • Support your strategic decision if, what, and how to do business in Japan with our JUMP Assessment

  • Find and approach the right business partner or M&A target – also anonymously

  • Search for new technology and start-ups to support your innovation pipeline

Please find more details of our support possibilities here.

We can  help you improve your operations and achieve Operational Excellence by for example:

  • Analyze and optimize your current business processes using our T-O-P Business Process Modelling

  • Define your best operational structure and identify areas for automation and digitization

  • Improve your performance management system and implement meaningful KPIs

Please find more details of our support possibilities here.

About Us

San-Ten Consulting was founded by Dr. Ralf Mayer who had been working for 15 years in different managerial positions in a leading German chemical company and  knows the consulting business from both sides. Therefore, we always focus on individual, custom-tailored advice and consultation that is leading to practical results, which can actually be implemented and applied. We want to become your long-term partner in Japan and add value to your business, improve your operations and foster innovation.

You can find a more detailed background & experience overview of Dr. Ralf Mayer on his LinkedIn profile.

Ralf Mayer Bio

Regarding Business Strategy consultation, our main expertise is to establish, develop and support cross-border business, mainly in the B2B sector of chemicals and materials, including all adjacent industries, like Automotive, Cosmetic Ingredients, Medical Device Materials, or Health Care. Our specialty are technical products that are in need of explanation and further application development at and together with your customer. We can adapt to your needs by partnering with other consultants, all well experienced in hands-on managerial positions and their field of work.

Originating from Germany, we always want to achieve high efficiency and effectiveness. Our approach to Operational Excellence is founded in the processes; be it in production, supply chain, or administration. Having best practice, smooth processes is the basis to design your operational and organizational structure, define meaningful KPIs, identify automation and digitization potentials and eventually define the workforce needed. Since these type of projects usually demand a higher manpower, we typically partner with other consultancies in this area.

Being in Japan for several years, we established a network of contacts that can provide access to the main players but also the hidden champions in the relevant markets and industries. Moreover, good relationship exists with many universities, governmental and Tokyo Metropolitan organizations as well as banks and investment institutions. Since we want to provide you with a one-stop solution, we are also cooperating with reliable partners in other consulting areas that can support further needs, like legal advice, web design, IT, back office tasks, or recruitment.

San-Ten Consulting was founded by Dr. Ralf Mayer who had been working for 15 years in different managerial positions in a leading German chemical company and  knows the consulting business from both sides. Therefore, we always focus on individual, custom-tailored advice and consultation that is leading to practical results, which can actually be implemented and applied. We want to become your long-term partner in Japan and add value to your business, improve your operations and foster innovation.

You can find a more detailed background & experience overview of Dr. Ralf Mayer on his LinkedIn profile.

Ralf Mayer Bio

Regarding Business Strategy consultation, our main expertise is to establish, develop and support cross-border business, mainly in the B2B sector of chemicals and materials, including all adjacent industries, like Automotive, Cosmetic Ingredients, Medical Device Materials, or Health Care. Our specialty are technical products that are in need of explanation and further application development at and together with your customer. We can adapt to your needs by partnering with other consultants, all well experienced in hands-on managerial positions and their field of work.

Originating from Germany, we always want to achieve high efficiency and effectiveness. Our approach to Operational Excellence is founded in the processes; be it in production, supply chain, or administration. Having best practice, smooth processes is the basis to design your operational and organizational structure, define meaningful KPIs, identify automation and digitization potentials and eventually define the workforce needed. Since these type of projects usually demand a higher manpower, we typically partner with other consultancies in this area.

Being in Japan for several years, we established a network of contacts that can provide access to the main players but also the hidden champions in the relevant markets and industries. Moreover, good relationship exists with many universities, governmental and Tokyo Metropolitan organizations as well as banks and investment institutions. Since we want to provide you with a one-stop solution, we are also cooperating with reliable partners in other consulting areas that can support further needs, like legal advice, web design, IT, back office tasks, or recruitment.

Latest News & Publications