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Logistical start-up support for new vehicle projects (parts lists and call-offs)

In order to secure the production start-up of seats for several new vehicle models, BLSG’s experts, together with the supplier’s parts list engineers, developed a variety of tools and then used them in their daily work. For example, customers’ parts lists can now be compared with the supplier’s parts lists. The aim was to obtain parts lists of the right quality and to establish precisely tailored communication between parts list engineers and the customer. By means of several key performance indicators (e.g. for parts list accuracy) a weekly check of success was introduced. In addition, a LAB tool was developed which compares delivery schedules over a longer period of time and checks them for relevance using customized criteria: Is the number of left and right seats the same? Are the part numbers correct? Are the thresholds, e.g. the maximum number of seats that can be called off, correct? This analysis made it possible to improve communication with the customer and eliminate any inconsistencies.

Introduction of standardised lifecycle management for an automotive OEM

When new IT systems are being introduced and integrated into an existing IT system landscape, the greatest challenge is always to ensure a smooth transition to operations. Among other things, this requires stringent IT lifecycle management. In this case, compliance with applicable Group regulations and guidelines had to be specifically ensured, e.g. with regard to the preparation of software validation procedures and the initiation of IT security release processes. With the introduction of standard IT processes and consistent documentation, BLSG’s experts created the foundation for continuous lifecycle management of the systems.

Proof of concept for an SAP system in automotive pre-production

Within the scope of this project, a proof of concept was created for an automotive OEM’s future pre-series SAP system. For this, the actual process in production was first analysed, especially with regard to IT support. The main challenge was to map the up to 60 IT systems with the associated use cases as closely as possible to the SAP standard and yet still design efficient processes. A visualised target process and an IT system development including transition phases were conceived. The big picture made it possible for several sub-projects with a total of more than 30 project participants to work in a focused manner and still guarantee continuous E2E processes (e.g. purchase-to-pay).

Introduction of lean manufacturing at the leading maker of door hinge systems

Reducing throughput time by 80% by introducing lean manufacturing was the goal of the leading producer of door hinge systems. This was accomplished, but the team comprising customer employees and BLSG consultants managed to achieve even more: delivery reliability and service levels were improved, inventories were reduced and the flow rate in production stages across two locations was increased. Along the way there, data and IT processes were analysed and adapted and various Kaizen measures implemented. Outside the core team, lean thinking was also promoted throughout the company in individual consultations and workshops (e.g. on setup optimisation through SMED).

Transparency in critical product start-ups and delivery situations

Within a few weeks, BLSG process experts analysed an automotive supplier using value stream and PEP analyses. On the basis of the findings obtained, a detailed action plan was developed to realise the potential of a new vehicle project.