“We must begin to collaborate at an even greater level to achieve momentous cost reduction goals.”
- OEM Automotive Manufacturer
Mohawk Data was founded by Jason Gallion to provide cost reduction strategies for industry. Jason has over eighteen years of experience primarily in managerial positions for Honda Automotive suppliers DOWA THT America and Bucyrus Precision Tech. Jason has personal relationships with 22 Honda suppliers in the United States, and is intimately familiar with Honda's capabilities, strengths and weaknesses in its alliance with them. He has a solid reputation as an engineering resource in several aspects of the supplier's technologies. Jason's sales and engineering efforts in 2008 within DOWA THT America resulted in a profit of $387k, offsetting in their entirety the losses endured by the rest of the company during the recession. This experience has created the vision and confidence to deliver significant and unique cost reduction programs while concurrently enhancing the OEM Supplier interdependent relationships.
Energy & Maintenance Cost Reduction
Reduced heat loss contributes to energy savings and heat-up time. Temperature after reconstruction drops 10C on average after installing the energy savings material. By taking advantage of new materials, electrical use dropped by 22%, and maintenance costs were cut in half. A total industry cost savings of $1.8MM.
One Engineered Solution - 40 Installations
Challenges to reduce heat loss and reduce maintenance cost often require the use of advanced materials. To benefit, collaborative effort was required to provide a single retrofit solution across multiple installations.
Know What Collaboration Is
Quantifying the benefits of collaboration offers a variety of challenges. With an exception that a lot of technology and methods will be perfected in the future, a quantitative decision-making tool will be very useful. Such models can use one engineered solution as a baseline to look at the total value. The two key methods are evaluating comparative improvements, by establishing a benchmark, and assessing criteria that include best practices.
What Is Collaborative Energy Management?
Twenty-two automotive suppliers, one OEM automotive manufacturer.
Anticipated production forecast of all 22 suppliers, same energy market deregulation geography.
Collaborative use of energy demand and adjustment, predicting the best energy consumption cost.
TECH / FORGING
Best Practices to Resources
Data Driven – Increase Efficiency
Collaboration is not “cross-selling”
Collaboration is a discipline to tackle sophisticated problems
Building a better network of “connectors” bridging specialty domains and organizational boundaries
Recent Case Study of 47 Automotive Suppliers
Case Study Results