BMW steht nicht nur für Freude am Fahren, sondern auch für Freude an der Arbeit!

Robert

Agile Master Planning Processess

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GET TO KNOW ROBERT.

As a scrum master, I control the cooperation and the working method around an agile product in the environment of logistics planning at the BMW Group. The product deals with logistics processes and planning software. In detail I train and sensitise my colleagues for the agile working methodology and have thus been able to develop into an agile coach. As a result, I’m the contact person for questions about agile working methods in my entire field of work and I’m always happy when colleagues show me their interest in working methods.

All in all, working with my teams makes my everyday work extremely varied and by experiencing the individual topics, it always remains exciting.

It for sure never gets boring! Logistic planning in the automotive group has really shown itself to be multi-faceted. My career began in the SUV and SAV vehicle projects that are built at the Spartanburg plant. Through my business and technical studies with a focus on logistics planning, I was able to apply a variety of learned topics. However, it soon became clear that real planning means much more. In the same field of work, I took on a new task after 2 years. Due to my affinity for technology and IT, I was given the opportunity to maintain an existing IT system (MILES) and to develop it further over the years. Through the global use of the programme in the plant locations and the further development of the application, I had many interesting opportunities to get in contact with end users and support them in their work – also on-site in the plants.

In 2016, I took advantage of one of the many opportunities the BMW Group offers its employees for personal development and advancement and took a 5-month sabbatical. During this time, I devoted myself entirely to my hobbies – long-distance travelling and photography – and thus developed not only interculturally but also linguistically.

After my time abroad I returned to logistic planning and got the opportunity to prove myself on a new technology project. In an interdisciplinary team – consisting of IT, assembly and logistic colleagues – we implemented a positioning platform bringing together information from real-time positioning systems and controls location- and time-dependent actions. This platform was successfully rolled out in our pilot plant in Munich.

All in all, I can confirm BMW does not only stand for driving pleasure, but also for pleasure at work!