Creating more efficient processes with automated interfaces.
Digitalisation in production controlling – that is what Steffi Kupfer and Slavica Vukoja are working on as members of the Operational Excellence team at Mercedes-Benz. The goal they share: Using automated processes to make controlling for powertrain production even more efficient and providing their business partners with the best support possible through standardised assessments. In this interview, we discuss initial applications of artificial intelligence, the value of lifelong learning, and what really matters for a successful transformation.
Aside from a crime thriller, she also has a book on agile transformation on her nightstand. Steffi is fascinated by the subject, even off the clock. To disconnect, she spends her leisure time in the garden or knitting. When she goes back to her native home of Thuringia, she also enjoys switching up her workplace and working remotely from there.
Slavica likes to spend family time with her husband and three children in the mountains and at the beach. Going on hikes together is her favourite downtime. As a Stuttgart native of Croatian descent, she spends many weekends in Allgäu in South Germany doing just this, and periodically travels to Croatia as well.