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"The challenge with Etxe-Tar financial aid us to put us in the situation of the professional world".
Etxe-Tar rewards the ideas of students from Tecnun to improve their company's efficiency.
The company Etxe-Tar has awarded 5 students from Tecnun for their proposals to improve the organization and effectiveness of the tasks of the workers of this machining systems company. The company presented the 3rd year students of Industrial Organization Engineering of Etxe-Tar with the following proposals Tecnun the challenge to improve the performance of their workers by designing the prototype of a mobile application.
"We developed a web application, focusing on a graphical interface that would help Etxe-Tar improve the management of staff, for example, in assigning technicians to projects," explains Miguel Arribas, one of the students in the winning group. "They have different technicians around the world, and many times they need to know quickly which technician is needed for a given project", adds student Victoria Di Fino. "This application would help them do that, so they can efficiently manage all their resources," Di Fino continues.
The challenge, explains Fabiana Garcia, consisted of designing the functionalities of that tool. "We started with a map of the world where we placed all the projects they have, and we made a classification of the staff according to their competencies or availability, either by visa expiration, sick leave, illness or vacations. In this way, as each project requires a technician specialized in a different area , the tool would allow them to filter to find the ideal person for each case," explains the young engineer.
"They loved that. They told us it would save them a lot of time when assigning projects, because our proposal was very visual and simple," says Arribas.
The application would also allow them to keep track of the progress of ongoing projects, and to monitor them better, as Fabiana García points out.
"It has helped us to put us in the context of the professional world, in what we will find in the future when we are assigned a project and we have to carry it out by our own means," says student Luis Elizondo. They all agree that this internship subject improves their ability to work as a team and that they have been lucky because everyone has always been very available and eager to do well.
The awards ceremony submission was attended by Rodrigo Del Pozo, Project Director of Etxe-Tar, and Miguel Aizpún, Sales and Project Manager of the company. For his part, Aizpún points out that this subject of collaboration with Tecnun Aizpún points out that this collaboration brings them "a fresh and innovative vision, because they are younger people who see it from the outside and bring new ideas. In addition, as he points out, "we really like the concept of training and the mark left by the graduates. Tecnun and the footprint that graduates leave in the company. There are many alumni from the School working at Etxe-Tar, as may be my case".
What they were looking for, as Aizpún concludes, was to approach the problems from a different perspective: "We value the projects for their originality, for how they are presented and also for their applicability. We wanted an idea that would be useful to us, and its application is undoubtedly so. That is where the merit lies".