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Case Study

Restructuring of the commercial area at automotive supplier group

Optimization of plant controlling


Company Details

  • Automotive division of a large corporation
  • Manufacturer of spare parts for the automotive and motorcycle industry
  • Revenue €11.3b worldwide; revenue Europe > €1b with approximately 1,000 employees at 18 sites

Situation and Challenge

  • Reorganisation of the European corporate structure
  • Below-average performance of European production plants compared to the Group
  • Lack of cost transparency (no uniform accounting and reporting, production controlling down)

Objective ans Tasks

  • •Establishment of a finance team and filling the position of commercial director as well as several employees in the area of finance
  • Creation of cost transparency, reorganization of production controlling (Saxony plant)

Measures and Procedures

  • Walk-through of commercial processes to identify potential for improvement and deviations between locations
  • Analysis of SAP (MM, SD, FI/CO) and partial takeover of customizing (Saxony plant)
  • Documentation of processes and preparation for the onboarding of new employees

Results and Achievements

  • Reporting with meaningful figures to the shareholders on time again
  • Production controlling revised and documented in the first plant (Saxony plant, SAP)
  • Personnel concept with job descriptions for the financial sector
  • Robust budget planning for FY 2023 prepared and approved by the shareholder

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