Affinia Creates Business-Driven IT Transformation Program

Capgemini helps automotive aftermarket supplier Affinia Group create a business-driven IT transformation roadmap that aligns to the company’s 2010 vision and strategy of transforming the company to becoming market-driven and customer focused.

“As we approach the year 2010, we are committed to being faster in meeting our customers needs and bringing innovations to market; smarter in how we manufacture, source and market our products worldwide; and leaner through alignment of goals and resources. Working with Capgemini, we will ensure that the business and IT organization are aligned in order to make progress in meeting these goals every day, which will make Affinia a uniquely competitive organization in the industry.”
Jim Burdiss, CIO, Affinia Group

The Situation

Affinia Group Inc. is a global leader in the on and off highway replacement products and service industry. Primary products include filtration, braking systems and chassis components.

Affinia has developed a strategy and vision for 2010 that focuses on being “faster” in meeting its customers needs and bringing innovations to market; “smarter” in how it manufactures, sources and markets its products worldwide; and “leaner” through alignment of goals and resources. As part of that strategy and vision, Affinia was committed to transforming its IT capabilities from “adequate” into an innovating and enabling competitive business advantage in the coming five years.

The Solution

Capgemini was selected by Affinia Group to create a business-driven IT transformation roadmap that would align to Affinia Group’s 2010 vision and strategy. The project centered on Capgemini’s Kickstart Business/IT Alignment Framework, benchmarks and leading practice models to develop a series of business process assessments, applications analyses and data analyses coming together in a single, integrated IT transformation roadmap for Affinia Group.

The Result

The IT transformation program is helping Affinia realize benefits that include leading-edge global channel connectivity, internal transparency, integration, standardization, consolidated information, improved governance/accountability and greater employee satisfaction.

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