Automotive companies are currently facing an exceptionally challenging business environment. A dramatic slump in demand is causing significant pressure on the revenue side of companies, while the high price levels of raw materials cause a financial strain for procurement. Facing those challenges, automotive manufacturers are more than ever forced to improve internal factors within their span of control.
BearingPoint developed an integrated solution called ‘Lean-ERP’ to improve the operational performance of the manufacturing companies. This solution combines the people-oriented stream (Lean Manufacturing) and the technology-oriented stream (Enterprise Resource Planning).
Generally there are two different areas for applying the Lean-ERP solution. Existing process and IT-landscapes and new process and IT-landscapes. In order to help companies to verify their individual improvement potential, we suggest applying the BearingPoint quick-scan methodology. The quick-scan sets out to determine the ‘Lean Maturity Level’ of a manufacturing site in a considerably short period of time. Based upon that, improvement potentials and concrete bottom line results can be derived.
How BearingPoint brings value:
Lean Maturity Level
BearingPoint’s lean maturity level is an indicator to determine the current state of an organisational unit in the lean journey. The results can be used to derive business improvement potentials and bottom line results.
BearingPoint’s Lean-ERP solution integrates the virtues of Lean Manufacturing and Enterprise Resource Planning into one single initiative. By this means, synergies of both manufacturing improvement concepts can be leveraged and turned into business improvements promising measurable bottom line results.