This paper presents preliminary findings of the first detailed examination of Guest (Resident) Engineers in the UK automotive industry. It is based on on-going research into supplier involvement in automotive product development by the author. Supplier engineers participate in a variety of roles with vehicle manufacturers, at different phases of the product development process. Four provisional types of Guest Engineer have been identified from in-depth interviews with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. The categories discussed in this paper should enable the industry to utilise better the design capabilities available from specific suppliers, and develop appropriate mechanisms for promoting supplier participation in product development activities.
|Title of host publication||Globalisation of the automotive industry : product, manufacture and sourcing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Human factors with lean/agile manufacturing in the automotive industries|
|Place of Publication||Croydon|
|Publisher||Automotive Automation Ltd.|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||30th International Symposium for Automotive Technology and Automation 1997 - Florence, Italy|
Duration: 16 Jun 1997 → 19 Jun 1997
Conference number: 30th
|Conference||30th International Symposium for Automotive Technology and Automation 1997|
|Period||16/06/97 → 19/06/97|
Twigg, D. (1997). Developing supplier design capability through the use of Guest Engineers. In D. Roller (Ed.), Globalisation of the automotive industry : product, manufacture and sourcing: Human factors with lean/agile manufacturing in the automotive industries (pp. 235-242). Automotive Automation Ltd..