The role of quality management is extremely broad, and within it falls the role of quality technology and statistical methods. This paper highlights four specific quality technologies that we employ widely far our process industry products at Du Pont. These technologies are relevant in the automotive industry. They are an extended concept of the quality loop process control using CUSUM the concept of a standard process o experimental strategy in relation to one key emphasis of Taguchi. A main theme is the relation of these technologies to the product life span and to several other quality technologies of current interest. It is timely to take advantage of the opportunities to cross-fertilize recent quality technology advances occurring in the automotive and the process industries.