Process Improvement in the Automotive Industry

Lessons learned from 30 years of experiences

Projects in the automotive industry are getting more complex. Over the last years, the focus changed from mechanical challenges to challenges related to the software in the car. This is only complicated further by technological shift like autonomous driving, cloud functionality, and more.

Process improvement is not easy, but we all know:  the better the quality of your processes, the better the quality of your products. In this talk, William Bolander will share his wealth of experience in engineering process improvement. You will learn why engineering process improvement is key to success and what kind of processes should be continuously improved. As a former GM Technical Fellow, Bill will share best practices, experiences, and examples of how to perform engineering process improvement projects.

Join Method Park for a journey in process improvement.  

September 2, 2020 I 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM I Royal Park Hotel, 600 E University Dr, Rochester, MI 48307, USA


Since 2018 Bill Bolander is a principal consultant at Method Park, focused on automotive process improvement. He has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of areas. After his master’s degree in mechanical engineering, he became a manager of Algorithm Engineering. Due to his passion for Electronics, Integration & Software organization, he got his job at GM. In this role, he was responsible for process improvement activities. In 2009, Bill’s role expanded to include all of GM’s Electrical, Controls and Software development, for both Powertrain and Vehicle Product Development. 

Bill led a program to commonize GM’s engineering processes, methods, and tools used globally what makes him the best possible subject matter expert we can think of for this topic. 

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