maxon motor AG

Introduction of a multi-project SFM landscape, SFM specialist team, SFM leadership boards

Analysis of the development system / Derivation of a lean roadmap / Lean awareness among the participants / Set-up, initiation and coaching / Optimisation of project management

Client Profile

Maxon motor develops and builds truly powerful electric drives. Its DC motors are among the finest available across the globe. They are deployed wherever specifications are high and engineers are not willing to compromise. Maxon motors drive the Nasa Mars rover. They are installed in insulin pumps and surgical hand-held devices. They can be found in humanoid robots or in high-precision industrial equipment, including tattooing machines, passenger aircraft, camera lenses, racing cars and cardiac pumps.

Task Solutions

  • Multi-project management is implemented, with regular weekly communication among the department managers involved
  • Shop floor management is under development, structured into approx. 10 teams where it is being internalised
  • Leadership/management boards are organised from department heads up to the executive board; the concept is thoroughly internalised
  • Foundations for improved project management have been developed, but are not yet fully implemented

Client Benefits

  • Increased adherence to fulfilment dates during projects / deadline delays reduced by 50%
  • High level of transparency generated within the multi-project landscape
  • In multi-projects, decisions and escalations are resolved promptly
  • All interfaces significantly involved in the product development process are integrated via shop floor management and function in a more targeted manner to support projects