“Navigating the Development Game” as a Build to Print Supplier for OEM’s

Robb York

VP of Engineering - Automotive Division at Engineered Plastic Components

Learning Objectives

Providing information / experiences to fellow Tier 1 suppliers that can help them navigate the design and development process for "Build to Print" suppliers for the automotive industry. Giving participants some key steps to follow when working with a OEM on a new development in hopes that they can improve their process and have successful launches of their product.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make sure you spend time upfront getting all your requirements defined - Don't settle for "we can figure that out later"

  • Saying "NO" to your customer but always giving them a "BUT" option

  • "Check and Check Again" make sure you have process to ensure all steps are completed during your development