Streamlining the design process

A major European automotive manufacturer wasn’t achieving desired design related savings to improve profitability.

Strategy& identified that the process for developing design savings was complex and discouraged new ideas, especially from suppliers. We streamlined the process for validating and implementing improvement ideas.

The company integrated suppliers as partners in the ideation process, enabling design reuse on two concurrent vehicle developments saved 750M€ over product lifecycle. In addition, for selected critical new components, the client realized over 30% savings.