How many would have been manufactured for the first run?
After the initial run who would be in charge of the next buying order if the part was going to be used during production? Designers or someone more interested in the bottom line?
How would the process go?
Would a current sample be provided with a set of drawings and would the sample be used as a casting model (to make new casting dies) to submit for approval?
Or would the part be hand manufactured from drawings like it was originally?
The first run for inspection/approvals/tool tryout with temporary tooling would be less than 100 units.
Once appearance and Engineering approvals are secured, any future production runs would be handled by Purchasing and Supplier Quality, with Engineering input as required. The part drawing defines the part dimensionally, and Engineering would supply an appearance sample to be matched for finishes, etc.