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Automotive companies: How to drive change

Amid the surge of change and technological disruption, our experts help companies streamline their costs and performance, exploit digitalisation and empower people.

Driving transformative change

Automotive companies are re-engineering themselves as they invest in the future of electric vehicles and driverless cars, while also responding to pressure to make combustion engines more efficient and less polluting.

In an industry in the throes of profound change, a strategic approach to innovation, operations performance and digitalisation is essential to sustain success.

At Ayming we help organisations achieve extraordinary results through a wise use of expertise and technology to accelerate their growth.

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A holistic approach

Ayming is a trusted partner, known for our work boosting operational efficiency and people performance, and supporting innovation.

With 1,300 consultants advising thousands of clients in 15 countries, we have a 30-year track record of spearheading transformative change in organisations and business outcomes.

At Ayming we take a holistic approach. Our consultant teams can draw on a range of specialist skills – in procurement and LeanValue™, data analytics, R&D funding, taxation and HR – all under-pinned by real-world experience. This combination helps them diagnose underlying problems and design more comprehensive solutions that meet the needs of the business as a whole.

We deal in results, not reports. We don’t just devise change programmes, we implement them, and we share risks and rewards with our clients.

Anticipating threats and opportunities

The solutions we provide are tailored to the particular needs of each client. But we have proven methods and services developed to overcome common challenges.

Managing innovation

A strategy for innovation is crucial. We help companies manage their innovation strategies by building a better understanding of their competitive environment. Then we define the innovation levers that will enable them to anticipate market trends.

Ayming innovation strategy specialists advise on a wide variety of projects, taking full account of regulations and changing consumer expectations.

We also help fund ongoing investment in innovation by maximising the recovery of costs through R&D tax relief, giving our clients a competitive advantage

Our R&D tax credit specialists handle over 15,000 projects each year, securing around €1 billion in extra funding for our clients. They are experts in assembling robust claims to satisfy the most complex of government R&D schemes all around the world.

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Operations performance

Procurement, the supply chain and operational efficiency are fundamental to the performance of your business as a whole.

We diagnose the true health of these operations using our first-hand experience, benchmarking data and our own LeanValue™ methodology. Our analysis identifies savings opportunities in direct and indirect spend. Outcomes include savings in input costs, including energy, and reductions in inventory and working capital requirements, all contributing to higher bottom-line profits.

The aim is always to improve quality and service while optimising costs. Across the automotive and industrial sectors we deliver considerable cost savings for our clients.

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Digitalisation

Growing supply chains, supplier collaboration, customer information and the general digitalisation of business are generating unprecedented volumes of data. Ayming integrates data science and expert analysis to extract value from that data.

Digital and predictive tools, decision-support technologies (such as AI and machine learning), and process automation can help you exploit big data to increase efficiency.

We also support companies as they build in-house expertise through our datalab management service and guide their selection of technology partners that best meet their needs.

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Streamlining tax costs

Tax is a burden on any business. The complexity posed by multiple taxes – from real estate to VAT/GST, environmental and energy to local and sector taxes – makes it harder to manage that burden.

However, as with costs in other areas such as operations or procurement, increasing tax efficiency can unlock savings and drive competitive advantage.

For almost 30 years we have been helping companies reduce their tax costs and increase profitability.

Our tax specialists work within multidisciplinary teams to analyse your position and identify opportunities to reduce liabilities, recover tax and maximise credits. Ayming services range from the recovery of VAT from tax authorities in more than 50 countries and managing compliance to optimising tariffs on imported goods.

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Empowering people

In high-performing companies, employees are fully engaged and committed to the goals of the business. People management processes, rewards and training are fit for this greater purpose. And costs are benchmarked and controlled.

At Ayming, our specialists know how to nurture the technical and soft skills needed to sustain a culture of collaboration and innovation. We provide digital services and training to thousands of employers.

Drawing on this experience and our LeanValue™ approach, our expert teams ensure that people and procedures are attuned to each other and business strategy.

We invest in your human capital – enhancing commitment, quality of life at work, change management, and employee health and well-being. We are transforming HR management to focus on ROI, digitalisation and compliance.

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