Areas of Expertise

Knowledge Management

  • Guidance in setting up a competence center for the closed loop: defining of a new product concept - carrying out a basic development project - derivation of design standards - streamlining development methodology - developing CAD tools
  • Handbook, Lessons learned
  • Multidisciplinary teams embracing different areas such as development, manufacturing planning, cost estimation, purchasing and quality management
  • Benchmarking process

Design Process

  • Design department with methodology team, user support function and offshore design pool
  • Basic drawing, standard parts catalogue, tolerance chain analysis, desing review and FMEA

Innovation Process, Predevelopments

  • Collaboration on innovation workshops and definition of innovation process
  • Responsibility for predevelopment projects, also for new manufacturing processes

Acquisition

  • Long-time responsibility for quotation projects in extensive platform programs of various OEMs 
  • Definition of strategy, verification and validation of requirement specifications, product concept definition and verification, costs optimization
  • Technical presentations at customer venues

Project Management, Product Development Process

  • Extensive experience in leading series development projects for numerous OEMs with multidisciplinary teams
  • Collaboration on building up a project management office to establish tools and methodology (phase model with gates, deliverables)
  • Verification & validation methodology and planning (DVP)
  • Definition of releasing processes
  • RASIC charts, technical requirements for purchase parts

A-, B-, C-Prototype Samples

  • Definition of prototype phases und related manufacturing methods and technologies
  • Integration of different locations
  • Optimization of prototype order processing

Areas of Technical Expertise

  • Concept definition of the entire exhaust aftertreatment system
  • Welded sheet metal manifold design (tubular, air gap, half shell)
  • DPF / SCR concepts, modular kit system for CV and non-road applications
  • Muffler design including active components
  • Lightweight design
  • Mechanical strength and durability of the system and its components
  • Manufacturing feasibility assessment