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WO internship: Redesign Departmental Efficiency indicator in Eindhoven

... Trigger for projectTo remain profitable and competitive it is necessary for DAF to produce their trucks in the most efficient way possible. The key performance indicator (KPI), used to...



Trigger for project
To remain profitable and competitive it is necessary for DAF to produce their trucks in the most efficient way possible. The key performance indicator (KPI), used to measure the level of efficiency within production is the Departmental Efficiency (DE) indicator. It is a ratio between the amount of time spend on producing trucks, compared to the theoretical time to produce these trucks. This indicator is determined per plant, per area, per department and per team and is reported weekly up to PACCAR’s board-level. 
At DAF Eindhoven, the DE-indicator is determined via an outdated, custom-made application. The knowledge about how the DE-indicator is calculated as well as the knowledge to support the system in which this is done, is limited. On the other side, the outcome of the current DE-indicator calculation is accepted as the truth for years. Furthermore, the calculation of the DE-indicator differs between Eindhoven and Westerlo Plants, which should not be the case.

Goal project 
Problem statement

The process to calculate the DE-indicator is unclear and differs per plant, which makes it difficult to ensure a correct output and challenging to rebuild the DE-indicator calculation into a new application, away from the current legacy systems.
Research question
What is the optimal model/approach to calculate the level of efficiency for the production of trucks at all DAF plants in order to provide equal information to the business as currently done, in a well-managed, uniform and efficient way?
Deliverables project
Part 1: Scoping & Analysis
  • A functional and technical description regarding the current determination of the DE-indicator as implemented by DAF Eindhoven and DAF Westerlo.
  • An analysis based on literature and best practices to determine what is the best way to calculate the Departmental Efficiency at DAF.
Part 2: Design
  • A proposal for the development of a new model to calculate the DE-indicator at DAF.
Part 3: Evaluation
  • An evaluation of the proposed model at DAF.
  • An evaluation of the proposed model for the automotive industry in general.

Jouw profiel

  • You are a Master (WO) student.
  • You have affinity with Information Technology.
  • Analytical mind: your analytical skills are well developed in order to deconstruct problems and rethink possible solutions.
  • Autonomous: you are disciplined enough to work without supervision and succeed.
  • Affinity with new technology and understanding of Program Coding.
  • In possession of a driver’s License to visit our plant in Westerlo.


The project is carried out at request PACCAR IT Finance and Services, with support from the department Control DAF Manufacturing Operations.
With more than 200 employees PACCAR IT Europe is responsible for the development, implementation, support and management of IT systems for all users across Europe (DAF, PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Financial, PACLease). The department Finance & Services exists of 12 employees and together they have the responsibility for information systems regarding finance, HR, corporate communications.
The department Control DAF Manufacturing Operations is responsible for the control activities of all the plants in Eindhoven and Westerlo. This includes monthly financial and management reporting, forecasting, business support, investment analysis, project support, ad hoc financial analysis and internal control coordination.

Wij bieden

  • A view behind the scenes at a large international corporation;
  • You will get a lot of freedom and responsibility. We are open to your initiatives and depending on the assignment you see your results back in the workplace;
  • An experienced coach and supervisor who can teach you a lot and is willing to help you with your assignment;
  • After your graduation, you will have the opportunity to start your career at DAF;
  • An internship wage of € 450,- (WO) per month on full-time base
  • A travel allowance, if you don’t have a student travel product (provided by the Dutch government);
  • A housing allowance, if you temporarily rent a room near DAF.
  • Each intern will have the opportunity to participate at the . During this event you will meet other interns and find out more about DAF/PACCAR!
    Would you like to know more about the experiences of other students?  you can read stories of our former interns.

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