Simultaneous development team (SDT) meeting – review request for quote (RFQ) deliverables
I attend a meeting to discuss our new 12-volt Lithium-ion battery for Advanced Start-Stop vehicles with experts in engineering, commercial development, manufacturing, program management and finance. The purpose is to quickly respond to customer requests and address internal product development activities.
I meet with a global automaker to discuss technical and commercial topics. This is critical to our customer relationship and provides an open dialogue throughout the battery development process. It is my job to bring all engineering updates to the meeting and address technical questions.
Review engineering documents
Every day, I set aside time to meet with experts who develop different parts of our advanced batteries. Today, I worked with the electro-mechanical team to review several documents for our 12-volt Lithium-ion battery components. We address any open issues and secured cross-functional team approval.
Review RFQ documents with team
Any time a customer has a product specification request, we assess their requirements and deliver an analysis of how our battery can meet their needs. During this meeting, our engineering team provides feedback to leadership on our recommended course of action. At the end of this session, we will have addressed all customer questions around things like performance, conceptual design, how it could be built and safety.
Review quality documents
Every day we review engineering process documents to align with Johnson Controls best practices. For example, today we talked to the quality team to see if there are any lessons learned from past programs that could be leveraged for further development of our 12-volt Lithium-ion battery.
Review daily status update
As part of my end of day process, I take time to review emails and open items that need to be tracked for the next day.