Automotive Industry

Digitalization Strategy for a Japanese Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer

Japan Location
Project Lead Digitalization Strategy and Governance Role


Project & Program Management


Conduct a digital readiness assessment at a leading global commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Japan. Identify potential cost savings and revenue growth through digitalization initiatives. Develop a governance framework to prioritize and manage all digitalization projects in the subsidiaries in Japan and India.


  • Data collection by means of 50 structured interviews across R&D, production, operations, HR, finance and other support functions
  • Business case analysis of more than 200 ongoing digitalization initiatives and additional use cases
  • Review of the existing technology portfolio
  • Definition of the roles, responsibilities and processes of a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) as a future steering body


  • Identification of cost savings and revenue potential in the high single-digit million range (EUR)
  • Recommendation regarding the technology portfolio (technology stack)
  • Roadmap for implementing the short and medium-term digitalization strategy
  • Ready-to-implement governance model for company-wide steering of all digitalization and innovation initiatives and projects

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