Strong Half-Year for ZEBRA
There has been a large increase not only in the amount of proposals for improvement but also in the number of authors
Handover of cars to new owners
In mid-June, cars were handed over to the winners of the raffle, which has a long tradition at ŠKODA AUTO. The ceremony took place in front of the Customer Centre, where the KAMIQ models awaited their new owners, along with the traditional KAROQ models. The authors of the proposals for improvement received their new cars from Jaroslav Povšík, Chairman of the KOVO Trade Unions; Maren Gräf, Board Member for Human Resources Management; Michael Oeljeklaus, Board Member for Production and Logistics; Štěpán Lacina, Head of SP – Human Resources Planning; and Petra Kučerová, Coordinator of SP/2 – Idea management.
Success of proposals
The first half of the year was successful in terms of improvements. Not only is the improvement proposal benefit amount positive (see ZEBRA in numbers) but so is the development of implementations, where their number increased from the original 39.9 percent (beginning of this year) to the current 54.9 percent. Therefore, ZEBRA thanks all employees who participated in the process.
The SP/2 department has launched self-service emergency reporting across the entire carmaker, which is carried out using the Power BI data analysis tool. The aim is to shorten the time needed for proposals to be approved and to motivate authors who are waiting for approval and rewards. To improve the comfort of the proposers’ work, SP/2 offers advice if necessary. It also continues to work closely with all the areas across ŠKODA AUTO to further optimise the ZEBRA process and system and make it more comfortable for authors and assessors. ZEBRA has already collected a number of ideas from workshops held in May and will implement them in due course.
ZEBRA in numbers
Number of proposals for improvement
Number of authors
Savings (in CZK)
136 294 733
90 454 541
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