Automotive

OEM, Tier I and Tier II automotive and industrial vehicles, their competitiveness initiatives must be carried out with respect for performance by offering innovative functions (safety, comfort, support for electrical/hybrid architectures, etc.) with reduced weights and dimensions compatible with OEM platforms.

The constant renewal of the ranges forces them to reduce their time, development and industrialization costs of the Business Award by the OEM until the SOP.

 

The profound transformation of the transport sector with the integration of new energies, autonomous vehicles and environmental standards is generating technology transfers between the different sectors of aeronautics, automotive and rail. This new global competition requires innovative systems at ever tighter cost levels, compatible with the medium and large series.     Whether you are proposing complex systems or standard equipment, IAC accompanies you to win new business awards and restore/increase your margins by leveraging all the competitive levers within your business through robust and proven approaches specific to the automotive sector.

Automotive

Audit the competitiveness of your activity and measure the stakes of gain on your programs

The goal is twofold:

-assess the competitiveness of your programs in upstream development to life series.

-defining and prioritizing projects to improve competitiveness with the best Payback.

Implement a product and technology bricks platforming strategy

Design modular, clinchable product lines with time-to-market and minimal non-response costs to OEM programs.

Deploy Design-To-Cost to secure the operating margin of your programs

In the upstream phase and up to the SOP milestone, manage your development costs and arbitrate cost / performance trade-offs.

Win new Business Awards

Structuring of the steps to optimize the overall budget of a program (RC and NRC) during the short time of the project phases to differentiate itself from the competition and win the tenders. Enhance customer specification requirements, offer trade-offs and make internal figures more reliable.

Optimize non-recurring development and development costs for new systems or equipment

Conduct value analysis of budget developments and propose organizational optimizations to improve efficiency. Implement innovative operating modes on recent project tasks. 

Shorten development schedules and make them more reliable

Optimize your program schedules by identifying alternative development logics in a Value Stream Mapping approach. Supervise your clients’s interventionism after the start-up and secure execution by implementing innovative Lean Engineering management practices.

Restore the operating margin of your programs

Set up punching actions to restore margins, respond to OEM price reduction demands and negotiate Customer Change Request well, via Redesign-To-Cost post design freeze and SOP initiatives.

 

Definition of optimized test strategies

Develop test strategies that minimize the full cost (current and non current) of your control and test plans. Challenge the added value of each test step and calculate the Payback of the means implemented. 

 

Reduce the cost of your families Purchasing through transversal approaches

Set up cross-functional competition actions to reduce your purchasing expenses by using a wide variety of levers: technical, sourcing, supplier workshops, etc.

Define and deploy the Innovation process

Explain the market applications of your technical innovations, and implement relevant criteria and methods to select innovations for development.

Define a robust and transverse Innovation process for your organization, and support your teams during its deployment.

Valuing the benefits of additive manufacturing

Identify and exploit the concrete benefits of additive manufacturing to speed up your projects, increase the value of your products (in particular the reduction of production costs) and increase the efficiency of your production processes;This will reduce the cost of your operations (tooling, parts inventory and after-sales service).

Transform your organization and build your teams into skills

Deploying a methodology within your organization to control costs from the design phases: setting up the target process (activities, milestones, deliverables) and building teams’ skills through training modules.

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