Supply chain pain points: Automotive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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Overcoming the Skills Gap in Automotive Engineering

Cerasis

Automotive engineering hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years. Automation has sped up production but for the most part, manufacturing techniques and advances have left the automotive industry in the metaphorical dust. The Big Picture For the Skills Gap in Automotive Engineering.

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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

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Infographic: The History of the Automotive Headlight

The Network Effect

The post Infographic: The History of the Automotive Headlight appeared first on The Network Effect. Automobile Technology The Network Effect Transportation automotive headlightsThe headlights on our cars play a crucial role in our safety, but we hardly give them a second thought.

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Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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. The post Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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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. Automotive Supply Chain Labeling

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Top 7 Ways Labeling Drives Automotive Supply Chain Efficiency

Loftware

Today's automotive manufacturers continue to grapple with the complexities of global markets, global production facilities, and global suppliers. Automotive Infographic

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Leading Industry Experts Attend SAP Best Practices Automotive

Loftware

What better place to explore best practices in automotive! This year's Best Practice's for Automotive event took place this past week at the MGM Grand in Detroit, one of the leading locations in the automotive industry. Automotive SAP

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The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

The automotive industry commonly deals with global supply chains: Globally dispersed suppliers and worldwide manufacturing facilities increase complexity. In 1922, Henry Ford famously said, “ Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black ”.

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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.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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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. SMMT/Ltd Flickr.

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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. Automotive Supply Chain Excellence

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China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry

Elementum

As its role in the automotive supply chain has expanded, China has impacted key players; from domestic component manufacturers to the world’s biggest automakers. China’s growing role in the industry is also effecting the biggest automotive names.

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Automotive Resurgence

Supply Chain Nation

After a dark period of retrenchment caused by the economic downturn of 2008-2009, automotive companies across the globe are now investing to solve some of the most interesting challenges in supply chain management.

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Why Brexit has the Automotive Industry in Tiers of Uncertainty

Resilinc

The Automotive Industry is in Tiers of Uncertainty over Brexit. multi-tier mapping automotive industry

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Why Brexit has the Automotive Industry in Tiers of Uncertainty

Resilinc

The Automotive Industry is in Tiers of Uncertainty over Brexit. multi-tier mapping automotive industry

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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.

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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.

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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. The post What is an ASN and why is it so important to the automotive supply chain? Auto Automobile automotive

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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. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

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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?

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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

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Can Automotive Industry Supply Chain Strategy Undergo Disruption- Perhaps Yes?

Supply Chain Matters

A public acknowledgement by Apple CEO Cook and other evidence indicate that automotive supply chain disruption is on the not too distant horizon. Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Apple supply chain automotive industry supply chain disruption Supply chain Matters blog

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Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain 24/7

In this paper, we discuss why industrial computing plays a major role throughout the entire automotive supply chain, from allocation and storage of raw materials and components to production and delivery to timely spare parts procurement

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U.S. Automotive Producers With Ongoing Bad Habits

Supply Chain Matters

automotive producers continue to fall back on what we view as a bad habit- a reliance on big-ticket, larger margin trucks and SUV’s for profitability and hence manufacturing strategy. Supply Chain Matters has been observing how U.S. Perhaps you have noticed this same trend. These past few days have featured troubling news that points to […].

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Report of Automotive Production Overcapacity Across China

Supply Chain Matters

Cited is an IHS Automotive chart indicating that China’s excess capacity has jumped 83 percent in the last two years. The article cites a JSC Automotive forecast that by 2017, auto plants across China will be able to produce 11.4 Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Supply Chain Strategy global automotive supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

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How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers. The Network Effect automotive

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What’s new in automotive logistics?

Quintiq

If you want to find out what’s new in automotive logistics, there’s one place to be – the Automobile Logistics Forum. Smarter planning and optimization make automotive supply chains even more efficient.

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Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

Cerasis

When the Prius first came out the automotive engineering community believed that a short NiMH battery life would be its downfall. primarily in the automotive and now material handling industries.

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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.

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Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry

Directworks

Recently, I had the pleasure of hanging out with 16 different Tier 1 automotive manufacturers in the same evening. Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive.

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Complex Recalls Prompt Traceability System Updates in Automotive

Loftware

Globally distributed automotive supply chains now make it imperative for automakers to have the ability to trace any part all the way from the component/part supplier through to the end consumer. (VDC Research guest blog post for Loftware ).

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Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help. This is defined by an automotive Subsystem or Tier 1 Supplier driving demand upstream to their Tier 2 suppliers.

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Why More High Profile Technology Players Want to Position Themselves in Automotive Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

There continues to be significant merger, acquisition and strategic product development activity involving automotive supply chains and the stakes involve which company and which advanced technologies will ultimately control and benefit from the movement of more technology being embedded into automobiles.

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