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Case Study 7 - Product Development System for Automotive Tier One Supplier

Client: Tier 1 Automotive manufacturer operating without a new product development system

Challenge: Develop a new product development system in a new North American operation without adversely impacting two new product launches

Our Role: Provide leadership and direction while facilitating a 7 Phase new product development system from scratch

Implementation Strategy:
1. Develop Phase Definition and Requirements with executive team
2. Utilize a cross functional team of managers to define specific requirements
3. Identify and develop key PDS tools (risk assessment, technical reviews)

Results achieved:
1. Phase Purpose Definitions
2. APQP element inclusion
3. Technical Review Process
4. Risk Assessment Process
5. Phase Exit Requirements
6. Responsibility Matrices
7. Phase checklists

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