Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-36-0172
2009-10-06

Product development process: a case study in a turbocharger company 2009-36-0172

The aim of this work is to adapt a product development process model for BorgWarner Brazil (Turbo Systems division).
Campinas plant has not had an integrated model, meanwhile they have been working with different models from USA and Europe plants. Those models, created with different backgrounds, provide some negative points and reworks at Campinas process. The intention is to solve this problem by studying the process development theories, tools from the bibliographic references, and the models used by other plants of the corporation. The created model describes the activities that are current done for new products development, attempting successfully the customers. This project attended to the minimum requirements valid for the whole corporation, improved the current process, validated the company activities and met the requirements of the automobile market.
As final result it was proposed cost reduction projects and the optimization of the current process.

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