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. by Amy Wunderlin.

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.

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Restarting the Automotive Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

QAD

This article was co-written by Cathy Fisher , founder and president at Quistem and global expert in automotive quality management systems. The global automotive industry has never faced an unplanned shutdown (complete or partial) like that which has stemmed from COVID-19.

Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Supply Chain Shaman

Downsizing inventories over the past decade crippled the response.” In Table 1, I share research collected for the Supply Chains to Admire analysis on the average days of inventory by industry across the period of 2004 to 2019 by increments to match economic shifts.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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

[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.

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 . Supply chains could benefit from contracts being automatically awarded to the supplier with the largest inventory on hand.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

Cerasis

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

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. Automotive Manufacturing

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same.

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. 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

The Network Effect

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.

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

The Network Effect

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.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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.

How COVID-19 is Transforming Automotive and Industrial Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

Automotive and industrial manufacturing plants are being shuttered around the world, which has affected not just the OEMs but also their Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 suppliers. Manufacturing Supply Chain automotive supply chain planning

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

The Network Effect

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

What’s new in automotive logistics?

DELMIA Quintiq

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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 Can Automotive Players Thrive in a World of ACES Uncertainty?

QAD

A Google search on where experts see the automotive industry going reveals one key takeaway: no one knows exactly where it’s headed. And just as OEM auto manufacturers are partnering to get ahead, automotive suppliers are doing the same.

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.

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.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

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.

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

ToolsGroup

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?

The Network Effect

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.

UAW strike leads to automotive industry inventory concerns – will an airfreight spike follow?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World contribution which looks at inventory concerns as the UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement. Air Cargo air freight Automotive Inventory Air freight Automotive Industry

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

The Network Effect

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.

5 Challenges That Are Holding Automotive Supply Chain Back

Shipsy

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

AFFLINK

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.

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

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

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?

Roambee

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Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

JITS is the acronym for “just-in-time-sequence,” a common supply chain practice in the automotive industry that eliminates or significantly reduces the need to maintain parts inventory at the assembly plant.

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

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