Supply chain pain points: Automotive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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

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Companies in Britain and in the rest of the EU have continually optimized their supply chains based on open borders. The supply chains on both sides of the Channel are complex. Taxes and customs duties will change the whole cost structure of the supply network.

Revving Up Efficiency in Automotive Labeling

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The automotive industry has always relied on a vast and complex supply chain to provide an array of components. Automotive Labeling

Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain

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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. Supply chain management automotive industry supply chain management Automotive supply chain

Can Automotive Industry Supply Chain Strategy Undergo Disruption- Perhaps Yes?

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A public acknowledgement by Apple CEO Cook and other evidence indicate that automotive supply chain disruption is on the not too distant horizon. Traditional auto manufacturers and their key suppliers may be the deer in headlights if they do not move fast enough with an integrated product development and supply chain support strategy.

Top 7 Ways Labeling Drives Automotive Supply Chain Efficiency

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Today's automotive manufacturers continue to grapple with the complexities of global markets, global production facilities, and global suppliers. Automotive Infographic

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

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Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the new Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

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

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This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Major automotive Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers are actually including statements to this effect in their 10k filings.

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

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How can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains? AutomotiveIt's a global economy, and it isn't easy to find a car assembled with parts that all originated in the same country.

Simplify and Optimize Automotive Logistics with Labeling

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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

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

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Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. This way of thinking about the ASN does not maximize the supply opportunity around cost control. Auto Automobile automotive

Complex Automotive Supply Chain Makes Traceability A Challenge

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Track and Traceability AutomotiveIt can be difficult to quickly pinpoint the origin of a faulty auto component. Even relatively minute problems with an important auto component can have serious consequences.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater The solution to supply chain issues in the automotive industry. Don’t put your supply chain profits and productivity at risk. And not addressing all that mounting complexity could be putting your supply chain profits and productivity at risk.

Why More High Profile Technology Players Want to Position Themselves in Automotive Supply Chains

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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.

Don't Risk Having Your Automotive Supply Chain End Up In the Breakdown

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Are global supply chains failing to live up to the expectations of the businesses and customers who rely on them? Automotive

Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

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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.

Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

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In this paper, we discuss why industrial computing plays a major role throughout the entire automotive supply chain, from allocation and storage of raw materials and components to production and delivery to timely spare parts procurement

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

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The outline of the deal is simple: Mercedes will manage the logistics and supply chain, while keeping their supplier network in place. At the beginning of the year, I attended a Volkswagen keynote addressing their supply chain network.

A Significant New Milestone Involving the Quality Perception Crisis Among Automotive Supply Chains

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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 […].

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. Digitalization along the supply chain allows for smooth interaction of all participants. In this context, the cloud is considered an enabler of collaboration in the diverse world of the automotive industry.

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

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Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year.

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

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In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary, we called attention to product recalls involving airbags supplied by Japan based Takata Corp. 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.

U.S. Automotive Producers With Ongoing Bad Habits

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Supply Chain Matters has been observing how U.S. 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. Perhaps you have noticed this same trend. These past few days have featured troubling news that points to […].

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

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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. .

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

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Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Understanding their supplier responsibilities as exporters is a critical performance component within a global supply chain.

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

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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.

Automotive Resurgence

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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.

Disruption Old and New in the Automotive Industry

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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.

The Intricacies of the Automotive Supply Chain

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There are many moving parts that surround the production and distribution of automobiles which has made it one of the most intricate supply chains to exist today. Distribution Global Supply Chain TransportationThere are over 254.7

Dude, Where’s My Tesla? A look at the Amazing Automotive Supply Chain

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Though I am happy they are getting their desired car, I am a bit concerned after reading a Bloomberg article titled “What happens when you … Continue reading → Amazing Supply Chain Logistics amazing supply chain automotive supply chain

The Intricacies of the Automotive Supply Chain

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How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

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Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Query the Supply Network and be prepared to supply the following information: Date the parts will be available. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

Report of Automotive Production Overcapacity Across China

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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 Once more, as Supply […]. Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Supply Chain Strategy global automotive supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

Not a Good Week and Time for Automotive Service Management Supply Chains

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For service facing and aftermarket automotive related supply chains, news developments this week have undoubtedly bordered on the surreal or even bizarre. Volkswagen emissions scandal Volkswagen supply chainThe ongoing product recall crisis involving airbag inflators’ producer by Takata took on even broader dimensions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated this week that as many as 85 million potentially […].