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Audi saved scarcely €110 million with crafty worker ideas in 2018

Audi relies on gaunt processes to conduct a ideas. Experts from a dilettante departments inspect a employees’ suggestions decentrally and confirm directly on their implementation. An online apparatus informs a Audi employees about a swell done in this process, so ensuring limit transparency. An inner Ideas Agency advises a employees.

“Every worker can minister his or her ideas to a Audi ideas program. In this way, they not usually assistance make Audi fit for a future, though also minister to a some-more efficient, tolerable and improved company,” says Marcus Schulte, Head of a Audi Ideas Agency. Klaus Mittermaier, Chairman of a General Works Council of AUDI AG: “Our colleagues contingency also advantage privately from their suggestions for improvement. This is really critical to us members of a Works Council, given a ideas of a employees are critical for tolerable Audi success. That’s given a association contingency prerogative this superb joining accordingly.” This is achieved by giving employees bonuses for ideas implemented: some-more than €8 million in 2018 alone.

Three ideas reflect a operation and in some cases good intensity of a suggestions for improvement. Two employees from Neckarsulm whose pursuit is to paint cars with special paint have enabled a use of paint to be reduced significantly by means of a some-more fit grouping system. With around 1,100 cars embellished in special colors any year, Audi is so saving a unapproachable volume of €280,000 as a result. Another instance from prolongation in Neckarsulm is that in a past, additional barcode labels had to be stranded onto cosmetic components given a prior barcode-reading record could usually review black-and-white images. The thought of an worker from a formulation dialect was to use a special camera that can review a data-matrix formula already noted in a injection mold. This eliminates a need for a additional stickers in a future. Savings for Audi: about €21,000 any year. And a vehicle manufacturer saves approximately €40,000 annually interjection to a thought of 3 employees in a physique emporium in Ingolstadt. They suggested attaching an atmosphere jet to a laser soldering conduct of a drudge that connects dual outdoor tools of a Audi Q2 tailgate with a soldered seam. This projection reduces a volume of excess constructed during soldering. In a future, Audi employees will no longer have to purify a tailgate tools by hand. This theatre of work is no longer necessary; in addition, a association no longer needs any cleaning cloths for that purpose.

Audi has had a thought intrigue for 50 years now, and a ideas module has existed in a stream form given 1994. The Audi Group has also determined thought programs during a other European plants. Employees during a Audi comforts in Győr and Brussels submitted a sum of 11,890 suggestions for alleviation in 2018, saving a association some-more than €34 million.