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Case Study

Project Manager controlling at global manufacturer and distributor of leisure equipment

Projektmanager Controlling


Company Details

  • Global manufacturer and distributor of leisure equipment and vehicle components
  • Approx. EUR 3 billion turnover with 9,000 employees worldwide
  • Location: largest plant in the EMEA organization with approx. 500 employees

Situation and Challenge

  • Employees who had been on board for a long time left the company at the same time
  • Missing or unstable structures; slow and complex processes; low level of digitization and documentation; Lack of significance of controlling

Measures and Procedures

  • Standardization of the historically grown multitude of structures and calculation methods for the same facts
  • Complete revision of the most important reports (layout, content, calculations)
  • Creation of a temporary digitalization solution in Excel
  • Identification of the optimal digitalization solution via corporate performance management tool
  • Simplification of control and approval processes, often even elimination of processes or relocation to the responsible departments

Results and Achievements

  • Increase in steering ability; Reduction of manual control effort at the site by 0.5 man-years
  • Potential with CPM: Transferable at the site and to all plants: reduction of a total of 1.5 man-years (-75% from baseline)

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