Automotive Program Management

Efficient Collaboration Across Departments

If you’re in the automotive manufacturing industry, then you know from the time that a bid is won there is about 24 months of work ahead before a final product is produced. Through modeling samples, design and engineering changes, test assembly lines, parts testing, and sending the information to the manufacturing plants, there are many different steps to manage across departments. With so many moving parts, and so many different programs ongoing at once, how can you efficiently manage programs while still adhering to the APQP process?

Our Automotive Program Management Solution

With AutoCONNECT™ for Program Management as your tool to manage ongoing programs, you’re able to empower employees across different departments to collaborate more efficiently, easily use APQP pre-built templates to stay in-adherence, keep your program milestones on schedule, and track engineering changes and their overall impact on cost throughout the entire process. With this Automotive Program Management solution, your departments stay on-track, milestones are completed on-time, and production remains on schedule. Automotive Program Management Manufacturing plants then receive the contract data sooner to begin production, resulting in greater customer satisfaction.

Our solution combines Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation (PSA), APQP templates, and MCA Connect’s AutoCONNECT™ Bid Response Management solution. Through these functions, Program Managers and Engineers can easily view all the data surrounding a program and efficiently manage the constant engineering and design changes that occur during the process. Once a final product is complete, Program Management provides you with a contract to send to the manufacturing plants of the product details. That contract integrates with your ERP system, so you know all plants are following the same steps and mass production can begin.

Benefits of Automotive Program Management

Collaboration Between Departments

Real Time View of Program Status with Power BI

Manage Current & New Programs


Provides Better Reporting Adherence with APQP Process


Manage Multiple Costing Scenarios


Track Projected Volume Over Time

Why MCA Connect?

Microsoft is leading the digital transformation revolution and has invested billions of dollars in building a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure that enables their modern business application solutions capable of replacing legacy systems. When you combine Microsoft software with MCA Connect’s expertise, your technology becomes a strategic asset that sets you apart from competition.

MCA Connect is the 2021 Microsoft Dynamics US Automotive Partner of the Year Winner! By combining a dedicated team, 20+ years of industry experience, and certified Microsoft professionals, only MCA Connect can consistently deliver innovative solutions that help automotive suppliers realize their vision.

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Client Success

“I remember the day that we decided to incorporate AutoCONNECT into our model. It has been an absolute game changer for our business and really put us on a straight path to success. Previously, what we had done, was really based on in-house knowledge of leads and opportunities and AutoCONNECT has put a lot more industry intelligence behind us.”

Paul Lospinuso, Global Director of Business Systems

Litens Automotive

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“MCA Connect offers in-depth experience within the automotive industry.”

Al Alvarez, General Manager

Cataler Corporation

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“Now, all relevant information is in one place for people to make decisions. We’ve configured Dynamics to support our processes. By being proactive, we can provide better offerings to benefit our customers.”

Sebastien Chambert, GM of Business Operations


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“MCA Connect feels like part of our team. Their consultants are great at what they do, very professional and organized, but also warm and friendly.”

Codi Nichols, Project Lead


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