In the product life cycle of a household appliance generation, the continuous identification and realization of cost reduction potentials, especially in material and manufacturing costs, is a key function in order to remain competitive on the market and profitable at the same time. Systematically anchoring this process in the organization and providing the right methods and tools was the core of our task in this project.

 

Objective

Objective

  • Conceptual design of a "cost ratio" system to professionalize the effectiveness of cost ratio measures
  • Project duration 16 weeks

Approach

Approach

  • Cross-site analysis of current deficits¬†
  • Development of a target concept for a "cost ratio" system incl. organizational structure and process organization, target cascading, KPIs and methods
  • Development of an action plan
  • Implementation of accompanying change management measures
  • Implementation of an effectiveness check

Results

Results

  • Defined target system applied on the basis of concrete figures
  • Identified potential fields through idea generation roadmaps per plant
  • Defined process, roles and responsibilities
  • Prototype for an idea management tool
  • Change story and communication plan
     

Contact

Markus Stoffel, Ph.D.
+49 241 51031 0
markus.stoffel@schuh-group.com


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