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SAE International Teams with Northwest Section to Host Seminars on Product Development and Engineering Project Management

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 1, 2013 - SAE International is teaming with its Northwest Section to host two professional development seminars in early June.

The seminars, “Design Reviews for Effective Product Development” and “Engineering Project Management,” will be held at the Sheraton Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. The partnership with Sections enables SAE International to provide quality education and training programs to local members.


“Design Reviews for Effective Product Development” (June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) – This seminar describes how formal design reviews can improve products by uncovering potential problems before they are discovered at a later stage of development or application, when the costs of correction are much higher. A broad range of effective techniques for organizing and conducting design reviews will be presented. Specific guidance and tools to assist attendees in structuring design reviews tailored to their own company, specification, or contract requirements will also be provided. Material covered will be applicable to all types of development programs, ranging from components to complete vehicles, and for both OEMs and suppliers.


“Engineering Project Management” (June 6-7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) – Project Management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) are two critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today. This seminar will bring these techniques together in an easy to understand format that goes beyond the typical concept of constructing timelines and project planning, by exploring not only the AIAG APQP process, but also specific aspects of PM processes. Students will gain a solid foundation in the essential principles of Project Management and APQP.

For more information or to register for these seminars, contact SAE Customer Service at: 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970 (outside U.S. and Canada), or by email at

SAE International seminars are regularly held at SAE International’s Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich., and in many locations across the United States, Europe and Asia. Seminars also often are held at select SAE International conferences and symposia. Because of this new partnership with its Sections, SAE can schedule certain classroom seminars at a facility in local Section area and/or to coincide with a Section meeting or other Section event. In addition, the partnership provides an opportunity to address the specific training needs of Sections by choosing from SAE’s vast list of seminar programs.

SAE International’s more than 175 professional development seminars provide education and training in a multitude of technical areas. Led by expert instructors with many years of experience in automotive, commercial vehicle and aerospace industries, the educational courses offered by SAE International can provide the new knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.

For more information regarding SAE International’s seminars for Sections, email Rachel Unterbrink at  or call 1-724-772-4012.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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