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.

Knobs, Switches and the Evolution of the Automotive Supply Chain

The 21st Century 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. Supply chain management automotive industry supply chain management Automotive supply chain

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in the Automotive Industry

Ryder Exchange

James Bovenzi, Executive Director, North America GPSC at General Motors used this quote attributed to his CEO Mary Barra, during his presentation at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference in September. Bovenzi added, supply chains will be the […].

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.

Revving Up Efficiency in Automotive Labeling

Loftware

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

Automotive Spare Parts Business: Business Challenges and Supply Chain Excellence Strategies

River Logic

Great news for our readers in the Automotive Spare Parts Industry! Our partners at GitaCloud recently wrote an article on supply chain and the automotive industry. Automotive Supply Chain Excellence

Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

Ryder Exchange

With the automotive industry seeing solid growth throughout the United States and increases projected for 2015, the challenge is to find drivers and equipment to deliver cars and parts for companies to keep their automotive supply chain running as efficiently as possible.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

U.S. Automotive Producers With Ongoing Bad Habits

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

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

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

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

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

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

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.

Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

Ryder Exchange

Automotive Cross Border Supply ChainImagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile.

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Top 7 Ways Labeling Drives Automotive Supply Chain Efficiency

Loftware

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

The Network Effect

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

Supply Chain Matters

At the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in late September, this author had the pleasurable opportunity to moderate two very informative panel discussions. Panel One: How a refreshed distribution strategy revs up savings in the automotive industry, featured […].

Tesla’s Supply Chain is Broken

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Tesla’s Supply Chain is Broken appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Automotive Industry supply chain TeslaTesla Chief Executive Elon Musk dodged questions from financial analysts about the electric car maker’s condition last week on its earnings conference call. Musk refused to answer questions on Tesla’s capital requirements, saying “boring questions are not cool.”

Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

Supply Chain Matters

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.

A Changing Product Design and Volume Manufacturing Strategy for the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain Matters

We begin with commentary related to automotive industry supply chain strategy. Additive manufacturing Automotive Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy contract manufacturing strategy changes Magna International Supply chain Matters blog trends in outsourcing of manufacturing

What’s Behind Intel’s Intent to Acquire Automotive Technology Provider Mobileye?

Supply Chain Matters

In November of 2016, Supply Chain Matters called attention to the building trend of high profile technology and semiconductor firms beginning to position themselves in automotive supply chains mostly via market acquisitions. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Technology automotive supply chain transformation Intel acquisition of Mobileye Supply chain Matters blog

Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico: the Billion-Dollar Nearshore Market

Ryder Exchange

The Mexico automotive manufacturing industry has been active since the 1930s. In this idea exchange, Frank Bateman, Director of Customer Logistics for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions , discusses the evolution, challenges, and opportunities found in the Mexico automotive logistics services market.

Tesla’s Q3 Automotive Performance Disappoints on Model 3 Ramp-Up

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Supply chain Matters blog Tesla gigafactory Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla supply chain challengesElectric car icon and alternative energy manufacturer Tesla reported Q3 financial performance this week and delivered some somber news regarding the planned production ramp-up of the all-important, higher-volume Model 3 sedan.

4 Steps to Maximizing Big Data for Automotive Logistics

Ryder Exchange

Automotive logistics is immersed in big data. Between OEMs, suppliers, dealers, carriers, logistics service providers , and other third-party providers, that’s countless millions of pieces of data across the automotive ecosystem. Consider the sources.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Report of Automotive Production Overcapacity Across China

Supply Chain Matters

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

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.

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. .

Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Loftware

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

Loftware

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

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.