Automotive

Triathlon Group serves the Automotive industry, including automakers, heavy truck manufacturers and general commercial vehicle suppliers & dealers.

Demand for new technologies like electrification, autonomous drive and connectivity have introduced new transformational challenges for the industry. At the same time, in an already extremely competitive environment with global players, efficiency in operations is imperative.

Cases

Automotive

Logistics Flow Modelling

A client active in the value chain for autonomous transport needed support in modelling a customer journey to investigate the potential of their product. Triathlon provided an analysis, comparing current set-up and client impact from a new solution.

Automotive

Deliver Under Extreme Pressure

In the rapidly transforming auto industry, a client had launched multiple large scale, strategically important, initiatives but faced several challenges to deliver. Triathlon assessed the situation, developed a Masterplan and establish a steering and support organization.

Automotive

Profitability Analysis of a Business Case

A leading automotive supplier wanted to investigate the profitability of a reorganization plan. Triathlon supported top management in analyzing the business case, presenting what business structure would be the most suitable for the specific case.

Automotive industry

External Funding – CO2 Reduction

A client in the automotive industry sought support with the submission of applications for external funding for initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. Triathlon facilitated this process by coordinating applications for transformational investments by identifying essential information, and ensuring alignment among project partner.

Automotive

Defining Areas of Improvement

A client within the automotive industry wanted to improve their way of working and culture. Triathlon supported this endeavor by conducting an assessment to identify root causes to issues.

Automotive

Supply Chain Risk and Compliance

Facing constraints imposed by China on gallium & germanium, and import restrictions on Russian steel & iron, a client wanted to evaluate its suppliers’ supply chain resilience and transparency in order to update its strategy and ensure compliance. Triathlon was the interface towards suppliers and delivered a comprehensive market vulnerability analysis and a strategic game plan to effectively mitigate identified risks.

Automotive

Reducing Cost in vehicle Distribution

A client within the automotive industry was supported by Triathlon in driving a project to cut costs and reduce lead times in distribution. New capabilities, including visibility of pipeline and shared stock management, were defined and developed.

Finance & IT

New customer quotation process

Triathlon delivered management support to an industrial equipment manufacturer, developing and implementing a new customer quotation process. Triathlons expertise and approach ensured a seamless transition, leading to an improved way to quote customers.

Automotive strategy

Defining a New Strategy

A client within the automotive industry wanted to improve their way of working and culture. Triathlon supported this endeavor by developing a new strategy including analysis of current position, definition of wanted position and thereafter outlining required initiatives to close the gap.

Triathlon Digital

Capturing Changing Market Needs

Understanding the ever-changing market environment is crucial for any industry actor. Triathlon Group supported a tier 1 supplier in capturing and understanding the market changes driven by end-customer behaviors and needs to better forecast the market and serve their customers.

Greentech

Analysis of Fuel Cell Potential

A driveline manufacturer wanted to offer sustainable alternatives to their customers and saw the need to evaluate the technical and commercial potential of fuel cells.​Triathlon provided a comprehensive analysis identifying the most and least attractive customer applications for fuel cells.

Greentech

Hydrogen Deployment Business Models

A client in the automotive industry wanted to define a strategy for deployment of hydrogen fueled products. Triathlon provided an analysis of the hydrogen landscape and potential business models the client could adopt.

Automotive

Establishment of Pmo to Enable Launch

A client within the automotive industry wanted to strengthen their program management and reporting structure to secure future growth with a critical OEM. Triathlon established and led a Program Management Office with new processes and tools to enable a successful launch with the OEM.

Industrial equipment

Semiconductor Summer Taskforce

A purchasing organization requested support with managing critical Tier 1 suppliers affected by the semiconductor crisis. Triathlon supported with negotiating and coordinating with the suppliers in order to mitigate production stops at the suppliers’ factories to ensure that the requested deliveries to the client's plants were fulfilled. 

Automotive

Business Intelligence to Strengthen R&D

Given the fast-moving landscape of the automotive industry, a leading supplier required an update of the strategic market outlook. Triathlon supported in gathering the most recent business intelligence and identifying key product implications to strengthen R&D focus and development.

Industrial equipment

Improvement of Cost-Plus Pricing Model

An industrial equipment manufacturer needed to improve their pricing model used to quote global customer projects. Triathlon assessed the current cost/revenue structure and delivered an enhanced model enabling annual updates of allocations, thus improving both accuracy and flexibility.

Automotive

Program for Human Rights Due Diligence

A client in the automotive industry needed to ensure compliance to new regulations and increase cross-functionality within sustainability due diligence. Triathlon was engaged to run a global program aimed at implementing new ways of working and a new organization for this purpose.

Automotive

Commercial Excellence

A leading supplier in the automotive industry needed to improve their commercial excellence in regard to portfolio and sales strategies. Triathlon supported top management to understand the as-is situation, critical short-term milestones and required actions to deliver according to target.

Triathlon Greentech

2nd Life for High Voltage Batteries

An OEM needed support in exploring opportunities related to 2nd life of its high voltage batteries. Triathlon supported in driving key initiatives and pilots as well as in re-evaluating the company’s 2nd life strategy. 

Automotive

Shaping a Business for New Opportunities

Expanding the business with new products and to new markets is an important element for growth. Triathlon supported an automotive client in formulating a strategy and operating model for how opportunities for profitable market growth can be captured.

Automotive

Improving Delivery Capability

In the rapidly transforming auto industry, a client had launched multiple strategically important initiatives but faced several challenges to deliver. Triathlon assessed the situation, assisted with developing a common Masterplan and established a coordinating steering and support organization.

Automotive

Business Insights on Uptime Performance

An automotive actor wanted to understand their electrical vehicles’ uptime and performance in relation to their customer needs and competitor performance. Triathlon provided an analysis based on customers’ opinions and view on the products.

Automotive industry

EAEU Spare Part Compliance

A client within the automotive industry wanted to eliminate the risk of incompliance for the spare parts delivered within the Eurasian markets. Triathlon provided a comprehensive analysis of the spare part process and developed a solution proposal of concept to eliminate risk.

Automotive

Supplier Capacity Assessment

An OEM client wanted to get a better understanding of the capacity situation of its supplier base. Triathlon developed a systematic and reusable approach to collect and analyze supplier capacity data.

Automotive

Product/Service Portfolio

To address sustainable long-term growth, a large automotive supplier was looking for opportunities in new markets and adjacent business areas. Triathlon and the client team assessed the identified opportunities and developed a product and service offering.

Automotive

Partnership for New Technology

A client within the automotive industry was establishing a new partnership with a cutting-edge tech company to develop transport solutions. Triathlon supported in negotiations leading to a formal agreement.

Automotive

Business Carve-Out and IT Separation

A global OEM had divested a part of its business but would remain to collaborate on new product development.The IT landscape needed to be separated.Triathlon was asked to lead the cloning and rollout of the product quality management system for the carve-out business.

Automotive

Identify and Employ Lessons Learned

A global development project in the automotive industry faced several challenges due to launching first to market features with advanced technology. Triathlon supported the client to identify and employ lessons learned to a new similar project to mitigate the risks.

Automotive

Performance Analysis of Development Projects

An automotive client wanted to strengthen project management and reporting to secure future growth together with a key customer. Triathlon supported the client to perform an as-is analysis and define workstreams to drive and prioritize the work to reach wanted position.

Automotive

Developing a Privacy Position

An industrial client needed a privacy position that clearly states how consumers’ personal data is to be used and protected. Triathlon led the development, resulting in a position statement as well as important commitments for realization.

 

 

Triathlon Digital / Automotive industry

Information & Data Management

A client within the automotive industry wanted to set a foundation for Information & Data Management with clear governance to become more data driven. Triathlon provided a comprehensive benchmark, strategy and roadmap to roll out the foundation.

Automotive

Communication within Data & Analytics

An automotive manufacturer needed to raise internal awareness of Data & Analytics to speed up their data-driven transformation. Triathlon supported to accelerate the transformation, create a communication strategy and plan the work going forward.

Automotive

Upcoming EU Directive On Due Diligence

A client within the automotive industry wanted to increase their understanding of an upcoming EU directive on sustainability value chain due diligence. Triathlon supported by analyzing the expected requirements and identifying gaps in the client’s current due diligence activities.

Automation industry

Manufacturing System Pre-study

A client within the automation industry had identified several pain points related to their manufacturing systems and processes. Triathlon provided an in-depth analysis resulting in defined improvement areas together with solutions and a recommended way forward

Automotive

Capacity investment mapping

An OEM client faced increasing demands, putting pressure on the supply chain. To ensure suppliers ability to manage capacity ramp-up, they were offered capacity investments by the client. Triathlon supported with tracking and management reporting of the identified investments

Industrial equipment

Semiconductor supply chain mapping

A purchasing organization requested a holistic view a of the supply chain for components with semiconductors. Triathlon assessed the clients supply chain and created a database that provided the transparency required to work proactively with the crisis

Automotive

Road adaptations for autonomous vehicles

A client within the automotive industry had a strategic project to develop an autonomous transport solution. Together with commercial and technical partners, Triathlon led the work to specify and implement needed road infrastructure adaptations to enable for the technology

Automotive

Data protection strategic roadmap

An automotive industry client needed support in securing an efficient organization to manage data protection effectively. Triathlon supported by defining the current state, the target state, and subsequently setting a strategic roadmap and an implementation plan

Automotive

Defining autonomous transport solution

An automotive industry client had initiated a strategic innovation project for development of an autonomous transport solution. Triathlon worked with the client to set a business strategy and model besides supporting with bridging technology and business development

Triathlon Digital

Roadmap for digital services

A leading automotive supplier experienced challenges in cross-functional collaboration on digital service development. Through cross-functional coordination, Triathlon supported the client to launch new digital services at a faster pace.

Automotive

Identified improvement opportunities in operations

An automotive manufacturer client needed to improve efficiency in operations. Triathlon assessed current operational processes and identified challenges and opportunities used as baseline for operations improvement.

Automotive

Reduced costs in aftermarket

An automotive client needed to realize savings within their service market. Triathlon assessed processes and implemented a new organization and approach, resulting in a reduction of costs.

Automotive

Improved compliance with new sales tax system

Triathlon assisted an automotive client in the development and implementation of a new IT-solution concept for controlling and reporting sales taxes, resulting in process changes which improved compliance of invoicing.

Automotive

Creation of a learning management ecosystem

An automotive manufacturer needed support in implementing their vision of a new learning management system. Triathlon defined requirements, executed the sourcing process and implemented a portfolio of solutions building a learning ecosystem.

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