ANTICIPATING THE NEEDS OF CARMAKERS AND OPTIMISING PRODUCTION POLICIES AND PRODUCT STRATEGIES: THIS IS HOW MAGNETI MARELLI OPERATES TO MAINTAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE IN THE MARKETPLACE.

Continuous innovation of production processes, to reduce waste, increase product quality and respond with flexibility and promptness to increasingly diverse re- quests: this is the objective of the WCM (World Class Manufacturing) approach that Magneti Marelli has implemented in its plants.

Over the past three years, Magneti Marelli’s commitment has focused on deploying all WCM processes in all plants, thanks to three key drivers: integration of the various WCM players, with the definition of a common language, of a constant alignment and with teamwork and collaboration; knowledge sharing to ensure players have the necessary skills, with technical training, effective management of knowledge, benchmarking activities and sharing of best practices; and leadership to guarantee the right approach to the specific expertise, guiding people within a WCM perspective.

To encourage the participation of employees in the analysis of problems and the development of solutions, Magneti Marelli launched the Idea Creation programme, based on which the company collected ideas and suggestions from employees from all plants. In 2015, approximately 250 thousand suggestions were submitted