Supply chain pain points: Automotive

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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.

Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain

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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.

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.

Revving Up Efficiency in Automotive Labeling

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

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

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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.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

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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

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

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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

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

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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 ”.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

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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.

U.S. Automotive Producers With Ongoing Bad Habits

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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 […].

Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico: the Billion-Dollar Nearshore Market

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The Mexico automotive manufacturing industry has been active since the 1930s. In this idea exchange, Frank Bateman, Director of Customer Logistics for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions , discusses the evolution, challenges, and opportunities found in the Mexico automotive logistics services market.

4 Steps to Maximizing Big Data for Automotive Logistics

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Automotive logistics is immersed in big data. Between OEMs, suppliers, dealers, carriers, logistics service providers , and other third-party providers, that’s countless millions of pieces of data across the automotive ecosystem. Consider the sources.

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

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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.

Simplify and Optimize Automotive Logistics with Labeling

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Automotive Resurgence

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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.

Top 7 Ways Labeling Drives Automotive Supply Chain Efficiency

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

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

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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.

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

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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

What’s new in automotive logistics?

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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.

Report of Automotive Production Overcapacity Across China

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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

A Changing Product Design and Volume Manufacturing Strategy for the Automotive Industry

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We begin with commentary related to automotive industry supply chain strategy. Additive manufacturing Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy contract manufacturing strategy changes Magna International Supply chain Matters blog trends in outsourcing of manufacturingIn 2011, this analyst began to share observations on a growing reality of a changed model of outsourced contract manufacturing services (CMS).

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

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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

Tesla’s Q3 Automotive Performance Disappoints on Model 3 Ramp-Up

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Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Supply chain Matters blog Tesla gigafactory Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla supply chain challengesElectric car icon and alternative energy manufacturer Tesla reported Q3 financial performance this week and delivered some somber news regarding the planned production ramp-up of the all-important, higher-volume Model 3 sedan.

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

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Panel One: How a refreshed distribution strategy revs up savings in the automotive industry, featured […]. Automotive Supply Chain Inventory Management Lean and Just-In-Time Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics expert speaker in supply chain management Inc.

What’s Behind Intel’s Intent to Acquire Automotive Technology Provider Mobileye?

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In November of 2016, Supply Chain Matters called attention to the building trend of high profile technology and semiconductor firms beginning to position themselves in automotive supply chains mostly via market acquisitions. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Technology automotive supply chain transformation Intel acquisition of Mobileye Supply chain Matters blog

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

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automotive industry. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Collaboration Supplier Management automotive industry global supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blogIn the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

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Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Strategy 2017 predictions for industry and global supply chains challenges in automotive supply chains Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

Infographic: The History of the Automotive Headlight

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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.

The Automotive Supply Chain for OEMs & Tiered Suppliers

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With unprecedented change sweeping the automotive industry, it’s more important than ever to achieve breakthrough performance through the digital transformation of the automotive supply chain

China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry

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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.

Dude, Where’s My Tesla? A look at the Amazing Automotive Supply Chain

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Though I am happy they are getting their desired car, I am a bit concerned after reading a Bloomberg article titled “What happens when you … Continue reading → Amazing Supply Chain Logistics amazing supply chain automotive supply chain

Why the automotive aftermarket spare parts supply chain is such a complex problem

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See below for a real example of how one of the world’s largest automotive leveraged an innovative cloud platform and a trusted 3PL partner to transform their spares business. I suggest you download the automotive aftermarket spares solution sheet. Image Credit: Dave Parker.

Overcoming the Skills Gap in Automotive Engineering

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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.

Complex Automotive Supply Chain Makes Traceability A Challenge

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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.

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

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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.