Case Study

Automotive / Powertrain


  • Tier 1 Powertrain Supplier awarded design and development contract
  • EU Based Engineering, NA based Manufacturing

Key Business Issues

  • Program behind APQP timeline
  • Young inexperienced engineering team
  • Highly sophisticated new mid-engine transmission requiring supercar performance
  • Testing plan not fully vetted
  • Supplier Development and PFEP not in place
  • Industrialization requirements - new facility launch
  • 1 year behind program timeline


  • Inserted team to collaboratively work with existing engineering - coach and mentor the entire design, development, testing, prototype and industrialization efforts
  • Inserted team to lead all program management functions
  • Inserted team to take over all materials functions - procurement, planning, logistics, creating a PFEP
  • Inserted team to lead all APQP functions, including quality systems development
  • Inserted team to lead the industrialization efforts, including greenfield site development, automation equipment design and validation
  • Managed significant technology challenges
  • Achieved program engineering targets
  • Launched and managed facility until a permanent team was hired

By the Numbers

> $400M
Program / Product Design, Development, Industrialization and Launch >$400
> 200
Supply Chain Management, Qualification and Launch > 200 New Suppliers