Around the curve: 2020 automotive industry predictions

Kinaxis

by Manda Schweitzer-Miller With the pace of change in the automotive industry as of late, making any predictions seems a bold move. In order to maintain relevant, or gain relevancy, with that share of the market, automotive leaders will continue to invest and innovate in electric vehicles.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Find out how you can optimize your automotive logistics strategies here.

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Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

The automotive industry has undergone quite the transformation from the days of Henry Ford and the Model T. The comprehensive and rapid reorganization of the automotive sector after 2025 will have far-reaching consequences for the entire industry and its value chains. And, with experts forecasting another dip in new-vehicle sales, automakers must begin exploring new revenue streams,” writes Gary Brooks, chief marketing officer of Syncron, in an article for Automotive News.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration. Here are just a few of the other challenges facing the automotive industry. Automotive supply chain pain points. These are just a few of the specific automotive supply chain pain points.

Revving Up Efficiency in Automotive Labeling

Loftware

The automotive industry has always relied on a vast and complex supply chain to provide an array of components. Automotive Labeling

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Automotive Industry Global Trade Life Stories Pharma & Life Sciences automotive coronavirus manufacturing pharmaceuticals Transportation

Riding smoothly over bumpy terrain: Managing tariffs in the automotive supply chain

Kinaxis

In the automotive industry, the imposition of new tariffs can have major cost implications. Given the complexity of automotive supply chains, OEMs are dealing with thousands of parts and thousands of supplies to deliver a finished product. by Manda Schweitzer-Miller.

Restarting the Automotive Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

QAD

This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher , founder and president at Quistem and global expert in automotive quality management systems. The global automotive industry has never faced an unplanned shutdown (complete or partial) like that which has stemmed from COVID-19. The current situation differs significantly from planned automotive plant shutdowns for example, for model changes.

Automotive Industry Transformation and Tariffs have Long-Term Implications for Airfreight

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article contribution takes a look at the latest tariffs as well as transformation in the automotive industry. We believe that the current tariffs will hasten the industry transformation and as such, the automotive supply chain will shift in support of the changes. Air Air Cargo air freight Automotive Air freight Automotive Industry Tarrifs Transformation

The Growing Need for Automotive Cybersecurity

QAD

As we advance into the new decade and the automotive industry continues to move forward with electric, autonomous and connected vehicles, we know that some doors are closing. Evolution of Automotive Technology. Tracking Automotive Security Vulnerabilities and Cyber Attacks .

Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain

Kinaxis

What I thought was going to be a non-exciting “dealing with a car salesman” kind of day turned out to be a thought-provoking automotive supply chain awareness trip. Hearing that, I started thinking about the automotive industry’s supply chain management in the background – how the advent of the LCD panel and its ever-increasing processing power has enabled firmware that can control the functions of a car without knobs and switches.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

Cerasis

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers who have already combined these two technologies are experiencing the benefits firsthand, while those who looking in from the outside are eager to begin their own implementation. . Fields Automotive Group is using RFID technology to identify repeat customers as they arrive for regular maintenance or special service. Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing

[On-demand webinar] Paving the way for digital transformation in the automotive supply chain

Kinaxis

This fundamental shift in the automotive industry, when paired with the alternative energy expectations of the modern automobile consumer, brings the industry to an inflection point not entirely unlike the one Ford ushered in with the advent of mass production.

COVID-19’s Immediate Impact on the Automotive Supplier Industry

QAD

The onset of COVID-19 arrived at a time when the global automotive industry was already in a state of tumult, with suppliers and automakers looking at a future defined by electrification, autonomy, and connectedness. Automotive Companies are Taking Action.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. A planning solution this powerful, capable and flexible is already being used by some of the world’s biggest automotive manufacturers. The post What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome? Automotive Manufacturing

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Impact on automotive manufacturers. Let’s take a closer look at the automotive industry to get a better idea of the actual impact. In the past, it was not a problem for the automotive industry to ship cars, products and parts forth and back. Automotive Manufacturing

Fires Challenging the Automotive Industry

Resilinc

supply chain risk management supply chain disruptions supply chain risk impact automotive industryDownload the full 2018 annual report here.

5 Ways Blockchain is Changing the Automotive Industry

QAD

Here are 5 ways blockchain has become a disruptor and driver of adoption in the automotive industry . In the automotive industry, the transparency offered by distributed ledgers could help ensure that manufacturing, shipping, and suppliers see the same supply chain, making it nearly impossible for the insertion of counterfeit parts. The post 5 Ways Blockchain is Changing the Automotive Industry appeared first on QAD Blog.

Simplify and Optimize Automotive Logistics with Labeling

Loftware

We often get questions about the sheer complexity of the automotive supply chain with its broad range of players, including OEMs, sub-tier suppliers, warehouse and transportation managers, distributors, retailers, and end consumers. People ask "how can labeling help solve the growing challenges with automotive logistics?" Automotive Supply Chain Labeling

Covid-19: How to manage an automotive supply chain during a crisis?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent weeks, the companies in automotive logistics I work with have experienced drastic changes in their daily work. Due to the coronavirus crisis, automobile manufacturers, port operators and car… General Logistics automotive logistics coronavirus logistics supply chain

Data – the Fifth Element of Automotive Supplier Market Disruption

QAD

Today, most organizations understand the four main areas of technology disruption impacting the automotive industry; electrification, autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and shared mobility (also known as ACES ). As significant technology shifts in the automotive industry approach, it is becoming increasingly difficult for suppliers to find footholds in the new market. The post Data – the Fifth Element of Automotive Supplier Market Disruption appeared first on QAD Blog.

Disruption Old and New in the Automotive Industry

The Network Effect

There’s a fascinating article at IndustryWeek on disruption in the automotive industry. Steve Kiefer, Vice president global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors, makes it clear that GM has been disrupting the automotive industry for over a 100 years. In 1996, GM pioneered the EV, the predecessor to the Volt, and two weeks ago the 2017 all-electric Bolt, which won the Best of the Consumer Electronics Show for automotive technology two weeks ago.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Considering the lengthy set of detailed logistics requirements for an automotive supplier list in the balance of this section, one needs to wonder how an optimal level of analytics, visibility, and control could have been provided using legacy systems. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the new Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper. Automobile Auto automotive demand-driven logisticsSMMT/Ltd Flickr.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

The automotive industry commonly deals with global supply chains: Globally dispersed suppliers and worldwide manufacturing facilities increase complexity. Throughout the automotive supply chain setup, collaboration between dealers, OEMs, contract manufacturers and suppliers is crucial to delivery performance. With extended supplier networks such as those in the automotive industry, there is a strong need for real time information in order to assure delivery performance.

Automotive Supplier Risk Management Actions for Thriving During Recession

Industry Star

The post Automotive Supplier Risk Management Actions for Thriving During Recession appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions. Supply Chain Risk Management Automotive Coronavirus COVID-19 Recession Risk Management Supplier Assessments Supplier Performance Supplier RiskStages of rapid change require predictive information so we can take swift action to win in the future.

Automotive Spare Parts Business: Business Challenges and Supply Chain Excellence Strategies

River Logic

Great news for our readers in the Automotive Spare Parts Industry! Our partners at GitaCloud recently wrote an article on supply chain and the automotive industry. This blog post covers business challenges and recommended supply chain excellence strategies to deal with them for Automotive OEM companies, specifically focused on the Automotive Spare Parts Supply Chain. Automotive Supply Chain Excellence

What is an ASN and why is it so important to the automotive supply chain?

The Network Effect

If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the new Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper. It’s an incredibly comprehensive deep dive of what automotive suppliers are being asked to do, and it provides a clear road map for how they can achieve it. The post What is an ASN and why is it so important to the automotive supply chain? Auto Automobile automotive

Complex Automotive Supply Chain Makes Traceability A Challenge

Loftware

Track and Traceability AutomotiveIt can be difficult to quickly pinpoint the origin of a faulty auto component. Even relatively minute problems with an important auto component can have serious consequences. Whether they be faulty brake lines or airbags that fail to deploy, these malfunctioning parts can threaten the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians everywhere.

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Loftware

AutomotiveHow can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains? It's a global economy, and it isn't easy to find a car assembled with parts that all originated in the same country. For instance, many cars produced by American manufacturers contain components that were made all over North America. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market.

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

The Network Effect

Overall, the future for the inbound automotive supply chain is subscription based software platform services in the cloud. This new architecture supports a deep automotive representation which can model every automotive supply requirement discussed in this paper including forecasting, demand management, inventory planning, policy based replenishment, order aggregation, shipments, electronic commerce, inbound logistics, cum management, balance out, and international freight.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Major automotive Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers are actually including statements to this effect in their 10k filings. The post What’s new in the automotive supply chain? Auto Automobile Supply Chain Planning Visibility automotive Inventory replenishement visibility 1965 Ford Mustang Assembly Line in Dearborn. This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry. In conclusion, the use of cloud-based IT platforms in the automotive industry significantly improves the results of collaboration between manufacturers and suppliers.

Is global complexity driving your automotive supply chain to the edge?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater The solution to supply chain issues in the automotive industry. New technologies, emerging and shifting markets, disconnected regional processes, increasing volumes and added customer demands—these are just a few of the speed bumps automotive supply chains are facing. To keep your automotive supply chain on the road to success, you’ll need to realign, consolidate and coordinate supply chain planning across all tiers and regions in your network, including suppliers.

Don't Risk Having Your Automotive Supply Chain End Up In the Breakdown

Loftware

AutomotiveAre global supply chains failing to live up to the expectations of the businesses and customers who rely on them?

Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019

QAD

We have a lot in store for you and your colleagues, so please consider this roadmap of key attractions and pit stops for this year’s automotive sessions at QAD Explore 2019. We will start off the week with the Automotive Kickoff Session with Tom Roberts, QAD’s Vice President of Business Development, following Tuesday morning presentations from keynote speaker Bob Moesta and QAD executives.