What quality control procedures operate within BMW?
BMW believe that quality is of key importance in every stage of the manufacturing process, from product conception to customer feedback. Principles applied are consistency and complete coverage of all requirements throughout the development and production process. Quality control is achieved through a system of quality audits at every stage of the manufacturing process: the production of parts, components and in the assembly plants. The same quality control principles also apply to suppliers of materials and components. All BMW suppliers agree to work to specifications of quality. On arrival at the BMW (UK) Ltd. Vehicle Distribution Centre, all cars have a quality check and have a full pre-delivery inspection before being delivered to the customer. Every member of staff is fully responsible for the quality of their work. The BMW management structure allows for the team to react quickly if a fault is found and groups comprising of employees from all levels are pulled together to work immediately on a problem should one occur. Interdepartmental functions and other business areas – Controlling. Controlling involves an unfailing effort to achieve a higher degree of transparency within the company. Do you enjoy controlling a company’s data stream with an aim to improve planning and products and to render investments safer? Effective corporate management requires professional controlling. Only in this way can success in implementing strategic goals be analysed and visualised. Whether profit planning, cost and personnel controlling, product management or making investment decisions, as an internal consultant you will utilise your abilities and skills to achieve data transparency. Business planning provides the BMW Group management with the necessary information for profit planning. The main focus is on annual operative planning and forecast analyses throughout the year. In the cost and personnel controlling sector you will conduct target-performance comparisons and assess the respective resource needs. In your role as a competent contact person in the specialist departments, you will be involved both centrally and remotely in budget and permanent post management. Profound quality and cost awareness is required for the demanding task of product controlling, a task in which innovative ideas for cost reduction, particularly within the module and series development teams, play a decisive role. Investment controlling involves assessing product and structural alternatives in terms of their chances and perspectives for the future. You will determine project profitability and report on the status of investment.
Compliance at the BMW Group.
The BMW Group's corporate culture is shaped by clear responsibility, mutual respect and trust. However, the risk of violations arising from individual misconduct can never be completely ruled out. The BMW Group makes every effort to minimize these risks wherever possible. For this purpose, a Compliance Organization has been created and equipped with measures and instruments to help employees and managers avoid legal risks. The focus of the BMW Group Compliance Organization is on ensuring legal compliance. Together with the BMW Group's environment and social initiatives, it forms the cornerstones of its corporate responsibility. The elements of the Compliance Organization apply to all BMW Group units worldwide. Where additional compliance requirements exist in individual countries or business sectors, these will be met by adopting local or business-specific compliance measures
During the next decade we aim to secure our position as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles. For this reason all of our strategies – including our corporate culture – are conceived on a long-term basis and are constantly target-oriented. We wish to utilise new chances and achieve a new level of efficiency. We aspire...