A study of an effective development process to improve the engine performance of the passenger car
by Yasushi Mase, Masao Ishihama
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 8, No. 4, 2009

Abstract: This paper describes a new method for efficiently developing engines that have innovative technologies. The proposed method considers both technological and managerial aspects based on the empirical experiences of the authors. With respect to technology, a conceptual engine that represents the functions of the main engine was proven to reduce the risks that accompany the adoption of new technology. With respect to management, the placement of a powerful project leader to manage a matrix-type development organisation as well as parts suppliers was confirmed to be essential.

Online publication date: Mon, 18-May-2009

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