Narges Lahiji joined CAR in March of 2022 as an automotive industry analyst. Prior to CAR, she worked as a research analyst for East Carolina University with collaborative projects within manufacturing, supply chain, and business improvement for Hyster-Yale Group. Lahiji performed as a lead for continuous improvement and innovation initiatives in digital transformation and smart manufacturing projects for both organizations. Her research on these topics helped Hyster-Yale Group to eliminate the non-value-added activities by digitalizing the methodologies and enhancing a structured process flow in finance and operational disciplines. While at Hyster Yale Group, as a manufacturing engineer she was accountable for executing line design improvement projects following the Demand Flow Technology methodology. She also supported factory enhancement projects within the Hyster Yale Operational Excellence Department following the Malcolm Baldrige business improvement structure.
At Bosch Siemens Home Appliances, Lahiji led, as a design engineer, design improvement projects utilizing 8D and six sigma problem-solving processes for cost saving, process improvements, and customer experience.
Lahiji’s cross-functional experience in engineering product design, manufacturing, project management, materials, supply chain, and quality control allowed her to be deeply involved in research and analysis of the organizational challenges and propose and execute the effective solutions capitalizing on opportunities.
In her previous roles, Lahiji utilized her multilingual ability and global technical experience as a mechanical engineer at Ames Industry, University of Niederrhein, and Thyssen Krupp steel Europe she practiced her engineering knowledge in different areas such as plastic injection molding, metal specifications, electrical drives, process engineering, and internal combustion engine propulsion.
Lahiji has as MS degree in technology management from East Caroline University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Niederrhein University in Germany.