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

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.

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

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

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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

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

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.

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 ”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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 […].

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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

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.

Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

Supply Chain Matters

In a published Supply Chain Matters commentary in June, Service Supply Chains Put to the Ultimate Stress Test in the Automotive Industry, we focused on General Motors, which after intense scrutiny from U.S. Other Automotive OEM’s have also found themselves under intense regulatory scrutiny, and many elected to err on the side of caution and declare product recalls if there were any concerns regarding vehicle or occupant safety.

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

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.

A Significant New Milestone Involving the Quality Perception Crisis Among Automotive Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters called attention to the automotive sector and the unprecedented levels of product recalls that continued to stress auto aftermarket service supply chains and supplier relationships to their limits. From a tactical lens, we observed that the colliding forces of regulatory, political, supplier management and capacity-restrained automotive replacement spare parts networks […].

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

Supply Chain Matters

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).

Industry Disruptor: Tesla and the Automotive Driving Experience

Supply Chain Matters

Fast becoming one of the icons of disruptive thinking approaches is Elon Musk with his current ventures in the automotive and space exploration and aerospace sectors. Supply Chain Matters has featured a number of prior commentaries specifically focused on Tesla and how this automotive producer has challenged existing norms in is driving re- thinking in supply chain vertical integration, advanced manufacturing practices, service and distribution strategy.

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

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.