EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING DESIGN INTERPLAY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON TOLERANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
This paper presents results from a study with focus on interdepartmental implications in the automotive industry. Studied scenario is the industrial design and engineering design departments and their interplay in tolerance management. Moreover, effects of a proposed method and tool to support the interdepartmental relation have been studied. Among other things, the study revealed inconsistency in the tolerance management approach, concerning activities and tools. It was revealed that the proposed method and tool could support some aspects of the interplay.