Engineering changes are eroding profitability, say 90% of automotive executives surveyed by Spry Technology, a custom Internet solutions firm, at the 2002 Automotive Industry Action Group’s AUTO-TECH conference in Detroit. Some 90% of auto executives responding to a questionnaire distributed at the conference say their "inability to track the financial impact of engineering changes is eroding their profitability," says Spry. Also, 75% of those surveyed say product complexity is ...

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