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Advancing operations, safeguarding processes, and promoting a continuous improvement culture

SAS interior modules specializes in the assembly, logistics and development of modules for motor vehicles

SAS Automotive

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Operational excellence

Germany

“It was like our Operations team was from Venus and our Finance Department from Mars. We simply didn’t have a common language to frame CI activities in financial terms.”

Freddy Torres, Operational Excellence System Director, SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltung GmbH

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“Operations and Finance now have direct visibility into the alignment between CI project activity and financial results; fostering a culture of understanding, transparency, and ownership / accountability.”

Freddy Torres, Operational Excellence System Director, SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltung GmbH

Outcomes

Customer outcome

  • Demonstrate direct alignment between operational excellence and continuous improvement activity and contribution to improvement targets.

i-nexus solution focus

  • Common KPI definition between Operations and Finance teams
  • Standardized approach to operational excellence / continuous improvement projects and activities
  • Interactive bowling chart enables weekly reviews
  • Automated management reporting cycles.

i-nexus benefits

  • Build understanding, transparency, and accountability by linking improvement activities with financial KPIs
  • Measure continuous improvement results and relative contribution towards financial KPIs
  • Standardize approach to operational excellence and continuous improvement projects and activities.
  • Gain real-time insight into activity performance to plan
  • Track metrics in real-time to measure results against targets
  • Provide broad visibility into progress and results through automated management reporting

By the numbers

Projects

1200

SG projects

35

Scorecards

2

KPIs

8

Sites

19

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