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. Fulfilling the demand for innovative models relies on a flexible network of internal and external partners.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019

QAD

We have a lot in store for you and your colleagues, so please consider this roadmap of key attractions and pit stops for this year’s automotive sessions at QAD Explore 2019. The post Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019 appeared first on QAD Blog.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the event, James Rice, MIT, spoke on innovation, and his reflections on Clayton Christensen’s 1997 classic business book, the Innovators Dilemma. This is disruptive innovation. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow.

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. Prestigious award for Opel’s innovative approach to order planning. Smarter planning and optimization make automotive supply chains even more efficient.

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 addition, close and partner-like cooperation promotes an innovation-friendly climate. Cloud/SaaS Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - AXIT Supply Chain Technology Trends automotive industry AXIT cloud collaboration

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

The Network Effect

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.

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

The Network Effect

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.

A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit

Kinaxis

by Hans Velthuizen This week I attended the 5 th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit near Heathrow. It was a two-day gathering dedicated to cutting edge technology, innovation and strategy across the entire small molecule & biopharmaceutical manufacturing process.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. In Part II he will cover what automotive companies are doing to overcome those challenges. SCN: What are companies doing to overcome the key challenges facing the automotive industry? And the good thing for us is they see automotive logistics as a test case. I think that we need to raise the level of importance of automotive logistics.

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.

It's Time for an Automotive Aftermarket Logistics Tuneup

Inbound Logistics

Aftermarket parts providers must take advantage of innovations in the supply chain to remain competitive in today’s global market

8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization , the industry is ripe for innovation. Listed in no particular order, here’s a look at eight of the most prominent innovations that are transforming supply chains.

Navigating Automotive Disruption: Eliminate Bottlenecks in your Supply Chain and Lean-out Operations to free-up Working Capital for R&D

ThroughPut

The Automotive Industry is being disrupted on all sides and is upending the traditional models of vehicle manufacturing that have evolved over the past 120 years to dominate the world. Yet industrial-scale disruption on multiple fronts requires lots of innovation.

Digitization in the Automotive Supply Chain: A Potential, Game-Changing Transition

Elementum

As the use of technology in cars continues to grow at a rapid pace, tech companies are moving to expand products and services to the automotive supply chain. Tech Companies Eyeing the Automotive Industry. based company in the number one position in automotive semiconductors.

How to Increase Transparency Along the Supply Chain: Lessons from the Automotive Industry

EcoVadis

To get to the bottom of the supply chain, the automotive giant developed Rubberway, an innovative digital tool available on mobiles and tablets.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

Hendrickson Achieves Peak Efficiency with QAD Automation Solutions

QAD

As a result of the work of these creative and innovative minds, QAD has rolled out solutions such as Adaptive User Experience (UX) , which is formerly known as the Channel Islands UX project, QAD Supplier Portal and the QAD Enterprise Platform.

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries

Cerasis

The Convenience and Innovation of Light Weight Sustainable Power and Energy. When the Prius first came out the automotive engineering community believed that a short NiMH battery life would be its downfall. primarily in the automotive and now material handling industries.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. Autonomous technology is swiftly being developed by major automotive OEMs and new start-ups.

Automotive Manufacturers Invest with a Focus on Digitization, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles

Logistics Trends and Insights

An impactful quote we came across from a recent Automotive Logistics conference, Jay Arcement of Lab 1886, the Daimler lab for innovative business models said “At Mercedes, we are not worried about BMW or the other German brands. ” Indeed, automotive manufacturing is changing rapidly amid political and competitive threats. Automobiles Automotive Digitization manufacturing automotive manufacturing autonomous vehicles electric vehicles

Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

EFT

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

It's Time for an Automotive Aftermarket Logistics Tuneup

Inbound Logistics

Aftermarket parts providers must take advantage of innovations in the supply chain to remain competitive in today’s global market

UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

NC State SCRC

This has prompted UPS to create a new division, Supply Chain Innovation, that is tasked with helping to identify approaches to the evolution of supply chain outsourcing.

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. But what will be the true source of innovation? In effect, procurement data on supply market technologies serves as the catalyst that drives the innovation process.

Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry

ivalua

Recently, I had the pleasure of hanging out with 16 different Tier 1 automotive manufacturers in the same evening. Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive.

Supply chain predictions 2018 – innovation hits warp speed

Birst Supply Chain

And let’s not forget Musk’s SpaceX, the Hyperloop and Tesla – all radically different companies predicated on technology innovation, creativity, disruption and long term commercial viability. The pace of innovation is picking up steam at an exponential rate.

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

In the case of Apparel and Automotive industries there are slight improvements, but they have shifted inventories to suppliers. Today, the small company is innovating faster than larger competitors. Demand innovation Inventory Management Market-Driven90, then 80, followed by 76.

How Using ERP can Help Fund New Innovations for Your Business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The post How Using ERP can Help Fund New Innovations for Your Business appeared first on SYSPRO US. Automotive Parts and Accessories Distribution Electronics Food and Beverage Industrial Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Specialized

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Supplier Information Challenges in the Automotive Industry

ivalua

Recently, I had the pleasure of hanging out with 16 different Tier 1 automotive manufacturers in the same evening. Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive.