What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

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Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies. Effective inventory replenishment policies in use today include the 830/862 converted to a delivery release, KanBan, Min/Max, and Sequencing.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?


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


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


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


This technology is able to bolster supply chain and inventory management by using a digital database of raw materials, finished goods, and current production cycles. 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. . Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing

Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive 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. After going over the inventory in the dealership system, we zeroed in on a car and decided to take it out for a spin.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing


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 ”.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

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In my last four posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , and the all important ASN. The post Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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

What is an ASN and why is it so important to the automotive supply chain?

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In my last three posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies and why a network model makes so much sense. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the new Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

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In earlier posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , the all important ASN , and international shipping. The Network Effect automotive cloudImage by Flickr user Alang7.

Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019


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.

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

At the session, we discussed why companies have not made more progress on inventory management. In the case of Apparel and Automotive industries there are slight improvements, but they have shifted inventories to suppliers. Days of Inventory Pre and Post-Recession.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

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In earlier posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , and the all important ASN. The Network Effect automotive

New Automotive Technologies Threat Your Long-Term Visibility


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.

What’s new in automotive logistics?


If you want to find out what’s new in automotive logistics, there’s one place to be – the Automobile Logistics Forum. Thanks to improved IT performance and the connecting of suppliers, logistics service providers and carriers have been able to replace inventories with information.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

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When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased. In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry.

Is global complexity driving your automotive supply chain to the edge?


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.

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.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

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In my last two posts, I talked about new inventory replenishment policies and why a network model makes so much sense. Given these exacting requirements, every automotive supplier needs to consider the advantages of the newer network-based architectures. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

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

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Several factors render demand and inventory management for aftermarket parts a very complex problem. Yet software solutions for aftermarket parts demand, order, inventory, and logistics management have not kept pace with software advancements in other areas of the supply network.

When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance


Since then, lean practitioners have gone on to make great strides and contributions, not only in the automotive industry but in many other types of businesses and organizations. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory.

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Does cumulative shipment management have a place in the future automotive supply chain?

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In earlier posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , and the all important ASN. The generation, verification, tracking and reconciliation of Cums is a standard requirement for Automotive Tier 1 suppliers.

5 Challenges That Are Holding Automotive Supply Chain Back


Let’s take a look at 5 major challenges being faced by Indian automotive industry. High inventory levels are a mark of supply chains that are not optimized. This article is a prologue to our series on automotive supply chains. supply-chain logistics startup automotive

How Demand Forecasting Helps You Manage Inventory


As businesses scale, they need to investigate the accuracy of their inventory management and forecasting processes. Through better demand, an organization will be able to better manage inventory, increase revenue, and improve customer support.

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


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. Where can you free up more working capital from inventory?

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. Mitigate risk throughout the tiers of automotive suppliers. What is MMOG/LE?

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

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Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. Since there are no minimum order quantity requirements, Volvo can maintain lower inventory levels in its warehouses. 3D Printing Automotiv

Drawing Lessons From Tesla’s Supply Chain Issues!

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Similarly to what we did with analysis of Target’s Canadian misadventure , we wanted to see what lessons we can draw from Tesla’s Supply Chain issues that might be useful in industries other than automotive manufacturing. SupplyChain #CEO #Leadership #Tesla #Business #Automotive #SCM. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Automotive Business CEO Leadership SCM supplychain TeslaSubscribe Here! Email Address.

What is driving logistics in the automotive industry?


Companies in the automotive and logistics industries have begun implementing these approaches with the technological options available today. en passant: In presentations and the accompanying exhibition, more than 500 participants witnessed how the automotive industry is not only facing up to digitization in areas that are directly perceptible to customers, such as e-mobility or car sharing, but is also consistently making production and procurement processes fit for the future.

Best Buy Increases Inventory to Meet Customer Demand Across Channels

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In this week’s Friday in 5: Best Buy increases inventory to support multiple channels; Americans say their economic prospects are brighter, despite ongoing concerns; Nordstrom bets big on high-touch technology; Parts Town takes a new approach to automation technology; and a new complication slows free trade negotiations. According to the Wall Street Journal, Best Buy reported inventories on its balance sheet at $4.96

ToolsGroup to Highlight Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning at Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019


MANN+HUMMEL to Present How It Partnered with ToolsGroup to Increase Fill Rate and Cut Inventory. ToolsGroup takes a fundamentally different approach by helping companies optimize service mix across products to maximize service and minimize inventory.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

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As a result, supply chain leaders focus on unrealistic goals of inventory or costs, they will throw the system out of balance. To illustrate the point, here we share snapshots from four different value chains: automotive, healthcare, consumer, and technology. Automotive Value Networks.

Three Reasons to Give Advanced Track and Trace Capabilities a Fresh Look

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The need for track and trace capabilities in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing or automotive industries is obvious: the threat of contamination or recalls impacts public safety, and the responses to those events are highly regulated.

Applying Lean 6 Sigma Principles to the Supply Chain


Lean manufacturing was developed by the Japanese automotive industry, principally Toyota, following the challenge to re-build the Japanese economy after World War II. To many supply chain professionals, minimizing waste equates to removing inventory.

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