Automotive Process Management
The automotive industry is being transformed by technology changes like electrification and autonomous driving, the dominance of software and interconnectivity in further innovation, and economical changes impacting its current business model. To cope with the dynamics of this transition under continued cost pressure, rethinking and optimizing all relevant processes becomes business critical.
Every automotive customer expects their vehicle to be reliable, safe, and secure. In that respect, the following standards apply to companies involved in the automotive business:
- Automotive SPICE® 3.1 for quality in systems and software engineering
- ISO 26262:2018 for functional safety
- ISO/SAE 21434 for cyber security of road vehicles
- ISO PAS 21448 for the safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF)
- IATF 16949 for general product quality
It is key to implement processes according to those standards and being able to effectively show compliance in audits and assessments. This significantly reduces the risk of liability issues and brand reputation losses with disastrous financial impact.
When I do Automotive SPICE® assessments the teams use Stages to prove how well they are doing on these assessments.
James Greenfield, Senior Process and Assessment Consultant, Continental
Stages is the #1 tool for managing engineering processes in the automotive industry
being used by leading OEMs as well as their suppliers
Interview with General Motors
Stages helped us immensely to improve just simply by getting all of our knowledge and all of your process elements in one formal system – and all are talking to each other. It helps get us out of the old way of thinking about processes in managing individual Excel files and PowerPoint files.
Nick Wilmot, Business Process Lead, General Motors