Lilian Sustaita Camacho
Senior Materials Manager
BorgWarner Inc. 

“Manufacturing is full of variables that continuously allows me learn from people, process and product and is so dynamic that it motivates me to innovate in order to add more value to the supply chain and process itself. I also love people's passion to do and improve their work.”

As a Material and Logistics Manager at BorgWarner’s location in Ramos, Mexico, Lilian leads the SAP Excellence Program. This intensive initiative aims to educate employees in the usage of Material Management and Production Planning modules in order to fully utilize the standard production and material planning functionality within the SAP Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP). In recognition of achieving the certification, Lilian’s facility was honored with an award for Excellence in Operational Performance at the inaugural SAP Excellence in Automotive Awards. The program has resulted in significant reductions in inventory and dead stock, decreases in overtime and premium freight, as well as smoother production flow. Additionally, Lilian leads the North America footprint strategy to increase enterprise value (EV) in her region. As a result of her leadership, Lilian’s team was able to set up, produce and ship the first turbocharger remanufacturing line in just three months.  

Lilian is an influential leader whose willingness to explore the benefits of new processes and business opportunities has inspired many. In addition to having developed three female colleagues on her team into SAP experts, Lilian has mentored females in program management and quality engineering. By identifying the capabilities of others and challenging them with aggressive goals, Lilian empowers her teams to work collectively to solve specific location or product line challenges, and understand their work as it relates to strategic planning. 

Lilian and her team have actively supported SOS Children’s Villages, an organization focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk. In addition to supporting fundraising efforts and awareness activities on her campus, Lilian helped organize a special visit for children in her community. The experience allowed youth from SOS to visit BorgWarner’s facility, see a demonstration by the robotics team and have fun exploring the city. To make the day even more meaningful, some of BorgWarner’s employees also shared their own personal stories of challenges and triumphs with the children.  

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