From the means of transport to the networked data hub on wheels - from the combustion engine to the battery cell. On the way to connected cars, smart mobility concepts, e-cars and autonomous driving, the automotive industry faces major challenges. ROI helps OEMs and suppliers optimize and transform their products, processes and production systems to successfully manage industry upheavals. ROI's customers include leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as technology and electronics companies.
ROI supports its customers in the automotive and supplier industries throughout all phases of the industrial value chain. From designing a competitive global footprint in changing world markets to optimizing the development process for new vehicle types and transforming processes in production and logistics. This includes, for example, the search for suitable production locations, factory planning and start-up as well as measures to optimize costs and increase productivity through OPEX programs, lean production systems or (digital) shop floor management. The establishment of production systems for "Small Luxury Series" or the adaptation of value stream management against the background of changing value creation networks in the context of e-mobility and autonomous driving are also part of the ROI consultants' range of services.
In order to ensure the necessary speed and efficiency, ROI supports automobile manufacturers and suppliers in the digital further development of their production systems, from a general industry 4.0 strategy via factory of the future concepts to the concrete implementation of predictive maintenance or digital twins in the production environment as well as S&OP blueprints for global SAP rollouts/process design for S/4Hana.
Quality improvement in the automotive industry
A leading global automotive manufacturer wanted to mobilize and accelerate its entire network of nine factories in terms of costs and quality.
With ROI, the Group established a completely new football-inspired practice of competing for championship leadership. The project team thus dynamised rigid plant structures and work routines.
Building a digital twin
One automotive supplier improved the transparency of work and organisational processes in its manufacturing plant for dashboards. The task was to identify and eliminate errors and efficiency losses with a high number of variants and at high speed.
Quality is not negotiable, regardless of complexity. To bring quality management to a new level, the right combination of proven measures and new technologies needs to be found.
Lean transformation at an automobile manufacturer
Within just five months, an OEM extends the assembly line of a premium model by two series. The aim is not only to increase the volume of vehicles produced, but also to raise product quality and Lean Management to higher performance levels. Together with ROI, the company is developing a scalable approach to the lean transformation of its plant.