Rajeev Roy has spent more than 20 years at the Robert Bosch Corporation, where he has worked in various areas – supplier quality management, PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and purchasing and procurement.
Bosch is a 130-year-old German conglomerate specializing in multinational engineering, electronics, technology, and services. The company, has over 420,000 employees worldwide, with operations in many sectors, such as automotive components, IoT, health care, energy systems, packaging technology, household consumer appliances, security systems, among many others.
Key takeaways from Rajeev’s interview:
Digital technology transforming business
Digital transformation has been an essential tool in understanding our customer’s experiences and acquiring feedback, and using that understanding to enhance our quality standards to provide better and faster solutions.
Disruptive power of AI
Instead of looking at AI as a disruption, think of it as a learning opportunity. AI can greatly enhance various value streams across the business. It is the job of the business leader to communicate this opportunity to the whole enterprise.
Advice for aspiring leaders
Willingness to change is crucial, but more so is the ability to constantly learn and grow. It is also important to recognize that, despite advances in technology and innovation, it is the team of people that advance you as a leader.
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