ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment and a key supplier to the chip industry. ASML designs, develops, integrates and services advanced systems to produce semiconductors. In short, it makes the machines that print the chips. Their success is based on three pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient processes and entrepreneurial people. Website
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ASML enjoyed more than 95% market share due to its advanced technology. However, they recognized that even with such a significant lead in technology, this was not enough to safeguard their future growth as customers were increasingly resistant to spending billons of dollars to get to the next level of breakthrough technology.
In addition, ASML appreciated that attracting, retaining and motivating the best technical service people required the creation of a corporate culture that valued employee development, work-life balance and service excellence.
Therefore, their objective for this transformation was to become the industry benchmark for customer experience. This would lead not only to secure growth with customers, but also to a culture of service excellence and employee development.
The approach used to transform the culture and ensure long-lasting change was called ‘embedding’. It systematically combined training in new skills and behaviors, application of these new skills and behaviors in the field, and support by on-going web-based coaching.
The ASML CS organization was reorganized in order to better meet customers’ needs in different segments. At that point, the Total Customer Focus (TCF) transformation that developed over the previous 4 years supported the alignment required by the reorganization and accelerated the effective implementation of the new organization.
All along the process, Global Partners and ASML measured results with first-level key metrics, which were directly linked to participant feedback 4-5 months after the beginning of the program. These first-level key metrics included:
- Reductions in number and duration of escalations
- Reduction in compensation to customers because of service issues
- Improved productivity of field service
- Increased contract wins
- Increased adoption of new technology and equipment
This was done through the creation of best practice case studies in which participants described the areas where they implemented Total Customer Focus and the results they achieved. To date, approximately 70% of participants worldwide have submitted more than 200 cases. Many of these cases describe quantifiable results in millions of dollars in increased revenue and reduced costs.