A New Project Management Techniques and Its Application into the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Author(s): 
R. Hanief

Affiliation(s): 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India

Cite this paper
R. Hanief, “A New Project Management Techniques and Its Application into the Automotive Manufacturing Industry”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 19-23, 2016. DOI: 10.7508/jmerd.2016.01.003

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the evolution of project management in the automotive industry through 1950s, when project management was not a core component of this industry, to 2000s, where project management has become one of the sole reasons for a company to get ahead of the competitors. It describes how and why the project management got established in the industry, what were the main changes that took place within the project management model during these years. It talks about the limitations of various models of project management as well. It also brushes upon the fact that project management matrix got complex as the number of actors grew, and project management software was later needed to keep track of everything within the scope of project management by the project managers. It also discusses CPS, one of the models that is used presently in automotive project management. And lastly, it discusses about how customers will become co-creators of new products and an active actor in project management of automotive companies in future. 

Keywords : Project management; Automotive manufacturing industry; Collaborative project.

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