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SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT IN AUTOMOTIVE


CONTRIBUTING RE.ENGINEER

Martin Stephens Jr.

CHALLENGE

An automotive manufacturing company was experiencing annual net losses in the millions of dollars due to production part cycle losses related to supplier challenges with bulk materials, assemblies, purchased parts, etc. Out of the 11 facilities, they chose to implement solutions for 1 facility because it was within the span of control of their material planning and logistics expertise.

SOLUTION

A team of Six Sigma Black Belts and subject matter experts used the DMAIC process to identify the challenges within each commodity. Using regressi