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.

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 […].

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Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

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With the automotive industry seeing solid growth throughout the United States and increases projected for 2015, the challenge is to find drivers and equipment to deliver cars and parts for companies to keep their automotive supply chain running as efficiently as possible.

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

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 ”.

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

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.

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in the Automotive Industry

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James Bovenzi, Executive Director, North America GPSC at General Motors used this quote attributed to his CEO Mary Barra, during his presentation at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference in September. Automotive Cross Border Supply Chain

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Intricacies of the Automotive Supply Chain

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There are over 254.7 million vehicles on the road in the Unites States 1 and every one of those vehicles are made up of thousands parts. There are many. Read more. 10/27/2015. Distribution. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation. Distribution, Transportation, Supply Chain, Global.

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

Not a Good Week and Time for Automotive Service Management Supply Chains

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For service facing and aftermarket automotive related supply chains, news developments this week have undoubtedly bordered on the surreal or even bizarre. Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Service Lifecycle Management Service Parts Planning Service-centered Supply Chains Supplier Management Supply Chain Risk Management 2014-2015 Takata airbag inflator recalls independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Takata Corp.

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.

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

Major Automotive Supplier Component Safety Snafu is Another Supplier’s Strategic Gain

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As far back as 2014, Supply Chain Matters provided commentaries relative to the defective air bag inflator crisis that was impacting multiple global automotive brands. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Service Lifecycle Management Supplier Collaboration 2014-2015 Takata airbag inflator recalls Autoliv Supply chain Matters blog Takata defective airbag inflator recall- impact on supply chain

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.

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

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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.

What Comes Around: A Rating of Automotive OEM’s from Suppliers

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A posting on Supply & Demand Chain Executive highlights the results of the 14th annual North American Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index, which is an industry study on the major U.S. and Japanese automotive OEM’s relationships with suppliers. This annual study focuses primarily on OEM’s Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Honda and Toyota which currently comprise upwards of 80 percent of U.S. vehicle sales.

Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices

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Despite commendable efforts in the automotive supply chain, such as MMOG, the inefficiencies inherent in ERP systems severely limit the gains that you can make in efficiency

More Negative Visibility to Product Recalls and One Supplier in Automotive Supply Chains

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In a June 2014 Supply Chain Matters commentary, Automotive Component Supply Strategy Meets Sensitized Regulatory Environment, we called attention to a published Reuters report indicating that product recalls involving airbags supplied by Japan based Takata Corp.

The Intricacies of the Automotive Supply Chain

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There are over 254.7 million vehicles on the road in the Unites States 1 and every one of those vehicles are made up of thousands parts. There are many moving parts that surround the production and distribution of automobiles which has made it one of the most intricate supply chains to exist today.

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.

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

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As we approach the final lap on the course towards autonomous cars, automotive manufacturers have already started to change their sale tactics. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the total value of automotive supplier deals in 2015 and 2016 were $74.4

Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

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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.

Industry Disruptor: Tesla and the Automotive Driving Experience

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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.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

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In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s. Automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Mazda,Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced Mexican production sourcing decisions that amounted to billions of dollars of investment.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

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Given these exacting requirements, every automotive supplier needs to consider the advantages of the newer network-based architectures. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the new Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

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

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.

The Future of Supply Chain Planning- An Industry Focus on Concurrent Planning

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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

Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

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Automotive Cross Border Supply ChainImagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile.

The Automotive Aftermarket: Time for a Tuneup?

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Three recent developments—a shift to omni-channel retailing, an increase in manufacturing investment in Mexico, and the approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—are having a pronounced impact on automotive aftermarket supply chains. Here’s how automakers, auto parts suppliers, and logistics service providers can respond effectively