The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Find out how you can optimize your automotive logistics strategies here.

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.

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Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. For example, in terms of domestic sales, February was the worst month in Chinese automotive history, plummeting 80% year-over-year.

Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from Chinese?

All Things Supply Chain

As Sophie Kersgens wrote for ATSC earlier this month, “As the world’s leading exporter and one of the fastest growing economies, China is a decisive business factor for companies all… General Supply Chain Management automotive supply chain coronavirus supply chain management supply chain sourcing

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

Riding smoothly over bumpy terrain: Managing tariffs in the automotive supply chain


Can we shift sourcing strategies and what impact will that have on my network? In the automotive industry, the imposition of new tariffs can have major cost implications. Best practices Industries Automotive supply chain automotive supply chain management tariff-driven trade tariffs

COVID-19’s Immediate Impact on the Automotive Supplier Industry


The onset of COVID-19 arrived at a time when the global automotive industry was already in a state of tumult, with suppliers and automakers looking at a future defined by electrification, autonomy, and connectedness. Automotive Companies are Taking Action.

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. The current share of indigenous to imported sourcing for the OEMs is approximately 40:60.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling & Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter.

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. Reasonable linking of various data sources (= intelligent integration) in order to have continuously-updated data with high significance and quality instead of fragmented and isolated information. In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry.

Steering innovation: The importance of agile decision-making in the auto industry


The automotive industry is in the midst of unprecedented change driven by a trifecta of emerging technology, rapidly evolving consumption preferences and dramatically shifting business landscapes. So how are automotive leaders overcoming these challenges? by Manda Schweitzer-Miller.

Sourcing Analytics Combined with Relationship Management is Key for Automotive Suppliers

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sensata is a major manufacturer of automotive sensors, with major customers such as Continental AG, BMW, Bosch, Nissan, Caterpillar and others. Sensata has a stated intention of continuing to be the low cost manufacturer of high quality automotive sensors. They build sensors for temperature controls, power drive, and other automotive applications. Working in the automotive sector is not easy. I spent some time visiting this week with Sensata in Aguascaliente Mexico.

Forecasting Peak Automotive Production


This is taking place more as young people in urban communities are driving less, accelerating the shift toward what’s being dubbed “peak automotive production” — a time in the not-too-distant future when sales of private vehicles across the western world may plateau before making a swift descent.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery


Modern slavery and poor working conditions are tough challenges to circumvent for any industry, and the automotive sector faces unique obstacles. The automotive industry relies on both intellectual and physical labor. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is such an initiative.

It’s Been 40 Years Since Automotive Logistics Saw This Much Change

Material Handling & Logistics

The automotive sector may become unrecognizable in time, driven by Industry 4.0 The automotive logistics sector is undergoing fundamental change as manufacturers and suppliers adjust to new technology. .

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years. To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. SCN: What are the biggest logistics challenges automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing today? Those will have a big impact on the automotive industry.

Automotive’s New Power Source


With its strong industrial and economic force, the automotive sector plays a dominant role in the world’s business. This week, Slate ran an article highlighting how Tesla is disrupting automotive norms and experiencing rising success

Automotive Procurement: Time to Rethink Supplier Consolidation?

Supply Chain Brain

The concept of sole sourcing is as old as that of strategic sourcing.

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.

Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry


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.

Inspirations and innovations for the financial transformation of the automotive industry in China


End of October, numerous experts discussed innovations in the supply chain and financial transformation in the automotive industry in China Outside, a constant stream of vehicles and cold temperatures prevailed; inside, innovations in the automotive industry were debated in a warm atmosphere. That was the “2019 Automotive Industry Supply Chain Innovation and Financial Transformation Forum”, which took place in Beijing on October 25, 2019.

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth


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? To generate such forms of value creation, procurement will need to tap into a key source of new ideas and creativity: their suppliers.

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


Modern electronics ratcheted up the demand for portable sources of electric power. 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.

Supplier Information Challenges in the Automotive Industry


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.

Dreaming about accurate forecasts?

DELMIA Quintiq

Another key feature to consider when selecting a forecasting tool is whether it enables users to collaborate by providing visibility, enabling input from multiple sources and aggregating information to.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


The outcome is expected to either significantly impact an existing automotive supplier network or prompt manufacturers and suppliers to move or begin operations. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land.

Coronavirus is Disrupting Indian Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

All information sourced from […]. Automotive Industry Pharma & Life Sciences automotive coronavirus exports pharmaceuticals Solar Power

The Autonomous Supply Chain – Can we Fly by Wire?


Then there is the potential for using supplier capacity portals, blockchain processing, reliable news sources, and so on to guide us. Supply chain – “it’s not Rocket Science”.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage


Global automotive component supplier Meritor is a great example. Leaders need to be more ambitious if they are to truly establish Procurement as a source of strategic value. Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

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 Automotive

Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

A slight change within a function–in sourcing or manufacturing, or along the chain–can greatly impact the outcomes of cost, customer service, or working capital. Let’s take a closer look at sourcing.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Veoneer Focuses on Growing their Business with QAD


Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry. They needed a cloud ERP system that would consolidate data from these sources, offer real-time visibility into inventory and maintain common security across sites.

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Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics SC Analysis & Consulting Automotive Retail All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt Perhaps the greatest engineering feat in the auto industry this century isn’t mechanical but financial: getting people to spend luxury money on milquetoast vehicles — turning Ford and Chevy hamburgers into steak.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

Wuhan is a major centre of automotive manufacturing and accounts for a significant portion of the manufactured vehicle parts, worth around $35 billion, that China exports annually. The US and many Western producers source most of their APIs from China.

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