Like clockwork

The important thing is the result – and how it is achieved. In other words: Effectiveness and efficiency go hand in hand.

Times change, and processes have to follow
Automotive applications are becoming more and more complex. The rising number of systems and their growing networking significantly increase the complexity of the control equipment. Not to mention the increase in safety-related functions, which necessitate special procedures and extra attention.

Development guidelines enable all project members to work hand in hand. The automobile manufacturers require that their suppliers comply with standards such as ISO 15504 and ISO 26262, to ensure the delivery of reliable high quality components.

We will be glad to implement the following steps for you:

Creation of a development manual:
On the basis of detailed status quo analysis, we create all necessary process descriptions and drafts. The entire body of all guidelines has to be comprehensible, logical and updatable. And to include as much of your know-how as possible in the new processes, we create the documents based on detailed discussions with your specialists.

Specific pilot project work:
In parallel to creating the development manual, we start the  implementation in a pilot project. This enables integration of  improvement suggestions in the process. As we fill in specific roles in the project, we can support the project as agreed with the project manager.

Training and broad introduction:
We train all customer employees in the new processes. We create all of the necessary training documents with concrete exercises.

Establish competences:
After a certain time the processes run smoothly with minimal external support. We assist you in assembling your own team for quality assurance and other process improvements, after which our direct support will not be necessary anymore. As a consultant we will of course still be available to you.

Our services
We can do the following to improve your processes:

  • Coordination meetings with your customer departments for high acceptance of the specifications
  • Specific project work in a pilot project to "show how it works"
  • Assistance with the selection, adaptation and launching of tools
  • Creation of guidelines in the form of an Intranet portal
  • Creation of training documents and implementation of training
  • Support in assessments by your customer to present your processes optimally

  • Example project: Improvement of process descriptions

    F+S has supplemented and improved process descriptions for many customers. The goals promised for the next assessment were attained in each case. The knowledge associated with new processes, templates, methods and procedures was ensured through training measures in the respective companies, so that all development engineers have the same information and consistently follow the same processes.