Smart cost reduction

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Type vacature
Stage (derdejaars)
B-Style & Flex-i-Trans B.V.
Automotive Engineering, Engineering (algemeen), Technische Bedrijfskunde, Werktuigbouwkunde
Design, Lean/Proces Optimalisatie, (Smart) Manufacturing/Industry 4.0, Mobiliteit

Worldwide, vehicle converters choose B-Style conversion kits for the production of wheelchair vans, wheelchair buses and city buses, due to the fast installation time without welding, innovative solutions and recognized quality. Transport companies and (wheelchair) passengers want to use our conversions because of: easy operation, a comfortable seating position, safe and a high finishing level. Create a bigger world with B-Style Mobility Solutions, inventor of the wheelchair car in 1973.

The R&D-department of B-Style is responsible for the development and engineering of all B-Style sold products. We design lowered floor conversion kits for small vehicles and vans, as well as floor and seating systems for bigger vans and busses.

Assignment/ work/ activities: 
Currently the world is changing in an even more rapid pace due to the effects of the Covid-pandemic. Due to a global shortage of raw materials we are facing quite the battle. As of this year prices of raw materials and finished products are climbing rapidly. Unfortunately we operate in a marketplace which has set sales prices which dictates the need for cost reduction, now more than ever.

As all of our products are tested and homologated we are looking for a student who can think outside of the box and can come up with (all) ways of reducing costs. Think of eliminating parts (without losing functionality), simplifying parts, a change of production techniques and possibly a redesign which will pay for itself. For this project we will have a look at one specific lowered floor conversion.

We offer:
At B-Style we provide a safe and enjoyable workspace. You will be part of a department full of former Automotive students who provide proper guidance, among other things, based on experience. Financially we offer 500 euros per month compensation.

You have the following competences/ skills: 
We would prefer a student educated in mechanical/automotive engineering with possibly a specialization in lean/smart manufacturing. We require you to be able to use SolidWorks or similar CAD-applications. In-depth knowledge of (sheet)metal fabrication would be preferable.

We are looking for a student who is willing to collaborate, but can work independently on a daily basis.
Preferably you work systematicly, but remain open to input of others.

Please forward your application to Sander van Dun - Manager R&D

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