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Japanese automotive manufacturer employs Akkodis Automation Tool to reduce costs and improve efficiency
 

Client Name
 

Automotive equipment producer

 

Our client is a Japanese automotive manufacturer. It provides steering systems, machine tools, electronic control devices, home accessories, and other equipment. It has more than 48,000 employees throughout its 118 subsidiaries and 226 branches across the globe. The company reported annual sales of $11.85 billion as of March 31, 2021.

Business Challenges

The client has been trying to digitally transform its processes since 2021, to cut costs and raise operational efficiency. However, it seemed difficult for them to change their organization’s traditional culture. This project involves the client’s design department. One of the biggest problems there was having the expert talent resources allocated to routine tasks such as design reviews. These, instead, could be performed by an administrative team. The department’s management had tried to outsource those tasks, but they could not succeed in reducing man-hours because there was a lot of specialized and highly confidential work.


Our Solution


To reduce the time required for drawings specification reviews, our team created a tool to automate the process of checking the engineering drawings and documents, where people would spend most of their time. We proposed a top-down approach, involving not only the engineers on-site but also the sales staff and the respective executives. This technique helped accelerate the transformation process. In addition, the engineers studied IT and created their tools, learning Python on their own while taking advantage of the educational opportunities provided by Akkodis.

Technologies used:

  • Python
  • MS Office

Results

 

 

These activities were originally commissioned to another consulting firm, but the client switched to Akkodis as we excelled in our performance during the initial phase of a project with a larger scope. The afore-listed tasks were part of another phase of the client’s project, earning € 95,000 consulting fee for our company. The contract will continue in the future. Akkodis team completed the assignment for determining our client’s new business opportunities along with the technologies that were going to be used. Based on our proposals, the client and our engineers continue together with the research and development initiatives for the client’s business growth.
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