This report will focus on how the industry is addressing warranty issues that appear to be systemic in nature, and would thus present significant potential cost exposure.
Prepared for the Program on Automotive Practices Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation.
This file contains an executive summary of the study. To obtain the complete study, please contact Brett Smith at (734) 929-0491.
Sponsored by the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory.
This paper introduces three auto body build concepts: net build (NB), functional build (FB) and integrated build (IB). Most manufacturers design and validate their vehicle launches using the NB concept.
Report published in the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 3, No. 3/4, 2003.