Product development process in the Brazilian autoparts industry: Management practices and trends

Type de publication:

Journal Article


International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 4, Number 1, p.40-61 (2004)



A research survey on managers who have responsibility for product development in Brazilian autoparts companies is discussed. The survey investigated the management practices in the product development process (PDP). Management issues such as reference models, organizational structure, performance metrics, methods and tools are also discussed. The research show that the companies have improved their management practices in PDP. Companies are addressing an increasingly reducing number of innovation cycles which require effort to increase development speed, but with no impact on project quality.

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