The automotive industry is facing a time of change. As we learn to integrate and develop connected, autonomous and electric vehicle technologies, we need to shift our approach to work and how we do business.
“Companies need to move very quickly, perhaps at ten times the previous speed, to meet the new market demands,” according to DENSO Vice President Britt Autry.
Located in Maryville, Tennessee, Autry oversees manufacturing of electronic parts, metric improvement for our suppliers, and efficient conveyance operations for parts and products in our network. This month, Autry sat down with Manufacturing Leadership Council to discuss how DENSO’s core foundation will help strengthen its competitiveness.
“DENSO established the tagline ‘Crafting the Core’ which means knowing your core strength and leveraging it for achievement. Manufacturers that have an established and sustainable core will have the best opportunity to succeed. Also, companies that strategically leverage external expertise can better align their organizations with the next opportunities.”
Autry also touched on his leadership philosophy, and what he believes our leaders need to help DENSO succeed:
“With advancements in information technology, one of the challenges for leaders is to keep the primary focus on workplace engagement. I use a “3L” concept that stands for Listening to others, Learning from the environment around you, and Leading the organization. Leaders have to develop good personal relationships as well as continuously scan industry developments,” said Autry. “Company leaders must articulate a clear vision based on emerging information, guide the organization achievement through inspiring the team, and strengthen competitiveness.”
Read the full interview here.