Video: High Value Leadership Panel (Part 2)

More of your manufacturing questions, answered.

Thank you for returning for Part 2 of our HVM Leadership Panel Discussion!

The High Value Manufacturing team possesses a wealth of industry knowledge, and it is a rare occasion to bring them together in the same room! We enjoyed the opportunity to discuss a variety of industry-related questions submitted by our colleagues, friends, clients, and associates.



This video is Part 2 of 2 of our HVM Leadership Panel Discussion. We understand that your time is valuable, so we have segmented the content for convenience.


Q: What prediction would you make about the automotive industry in the next 20 years? (CLIP)

A: Take a listen as the whole group shares thoughts on the advent of E.V.’s among I.C.E.’s, and read this blog post from Bill for more info.


Q: When it comes to a new product launch, is APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) necessary? Why don’t we see that framework referenced more frequently? (CLIP)

A: Absolutely. Hear why Don thinks it’s important to have a disciplined approach to quality assurance. Take a look at this blog post to read about HVM’s approach to quality management strategies.


Q: Regarding the current chip shortage…What best practices could have been employed to prevent this “chip shortage adventure”? (CLIP)

A: There are many answers to this great question. Brian hones in on what he thinks could help.


Q: What are your thoughts on supply base stability? With a global supply chain, what can be done to minimize disruption to the US manufacturers? (CLIP)

A: Becky urges the importance of having contingencies in place to respond to supply chain instability. Read this blog post to learn about a tool HVM employs to navigate these changes in forecast.


Q: The powertrain development and implementation costs nearly hundreds of millions of dollars for a single automaker. How can major US manufacturers commonize the design and manufacturing process and share these costs over various products? (CLIP)

A: This is a puzzle that has recently reared its head. Bill re-visits the topic of E.V.’s and ponders some economic pros and cons of its integration into existing manufacturing plants.


Bill May thanks this dedicated team of manufacturing professionals – Don Gauthier, Becky Ferrell, Pat Smith, and Brian Hartman – for thoughtful participation in this event. If you missed Part 1 of the HVM Leadership Panel, you can check it out here.

Thanks for tuning in to the final part of the High Value Leadership Panel Discussion — what did you think? Send us a note and let us know!



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