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. Automotive organizations are partnering with more high-tech companies to provide a seamless customer experience from home to car.

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. While the automotive industry is proactive in developing strategies to optimize manufacturing processes, many important aspects are siloed, especially one crucial element: The container, which plays an important role in ensuring seamless logistic processes. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing.

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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.

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.

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

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. For example, in terms of domestic sales, February was the worst month in Chinese automotive history, plummeting 80% year-over-year. An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close.

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

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 TransportationEarlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak.

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

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. The Center for Automotive Research reported that the imposition of tariffs could result in 2 million fewer vehicles being sold in the coming year. by Manda Schweitzer-Miller.

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

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.

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. Thus, while some doors close, others open: the market for automotive cybersecurity is poised to grow exponentially in the next 10 years and is quickly becoming a critical industry in the new automotive age. . Evolution of Automotive Technology.

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

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.

[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. You can explore all of this and more – and find out how a single supply chain planning platform can meet these challenges – in the on-demand webinar ‘ Digital transformation for the automotive supply chain’.

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

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.

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. This pandemic has sent the entire automotive industry into a state of uncertainty , prompting automotive companies worldwide to take drastic actions to bolster balance sheets and maintain financial and strategic flexibility.

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.

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. Ready to learn more about tackling planning challenges (related to Brexit and beyond) and securing lasting success as an automotive manufacturer? The agile automotive component supply chain. Automotive Manufacturing

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. Chinese-made automotive components are gaining popularity among major car companies, due to their cheap prices yet quality parts rivaling those manufactured in other countries, such as the US. China’s growing role in the industry is also effecting the biggest automotive names.