In recent years, car makers are relying more heavily on global sourcing of supplies while automotive suppliers are going through a rapid global consolidation process, which requires automotive suppliers develop parts in shorter time at lower cost with higher quality. To meet these challenges, automotive suppliers need a well-established information system strategy together with a BPMS (business process management system) framework tailored to them. In this paper, a workflow-based BPMS framework for automotive part development is proposed together with an information system strategy. Component technologies for developing such a BPMS are available, but the gap is in methodologies for developing it. This paper aims to fill this gap.