What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

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. Automotive Manufacturing

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.

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

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

The global automotive industry is being challenged by the complex and difficult transition toward producing more electrical and hybrid powered vehicles.

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

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

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. 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 ”.

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 […].

[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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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).

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.

New Automotive Technologies Threat Your Long-Term Visibility

DynaSys

The automotive industry is evolving. New disruptive technologies are changing the way automotive companies are planning scenarios in the future. Automotive supply chains will need to plan and analyze for different scenarios in both the medium and long-terms.

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.

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.

Service Supply Chains Put to the Ultimate Stress Test in the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Inventory Management Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Service Lifecycle Management Service Parts Planning Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Execution challenges in automotive supply chains General Motors 2014 product recall crisis General Motors Supply Chain Inc. Across the United States, besides the U.S.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Report that Johnson Controls Seeking to Divest of Seating Business- Changed Automotive Supplier Dynamics

Supply Chain Matters

automotive industry faced a significant crisis involving the largest OEM’s, and there were legitimate concerns that many key suppliers within the U.S. automotive supply chain would become collateral damage to a flawed industry business model that did tend toward shared rewards among suppliers. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Management challenges across global automotive supply chains Johnson Controls supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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.

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.

Automotive Service Networks Response to Crisis: Update Three- Expanded Recall Involving Suspected Defective Air Bag Inflators

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides another update to the ongoing crisis involving the automotive industry as unprecedented levels of product recalls continue to stress auto aftermarket service supply chains to their limits. In our last commentary, we noted the colliding forces of regulatory, political, and capacity-restrained automotive replacement spare parts networks may well continue for many more months, and that appears to be exactly what continues to unfold.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.