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.

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

While many have been quick to cite root cause to the threats of Brexit , Supply Chain Matters points to broader industry developments and unfolding moves as the catalyst. Supply Chain Matters is of the viewpoint that the catalyst is broader than Brexit.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

Quintiq

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.

[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.

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

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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.

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 […].

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 […].

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

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

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.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor had the opportunity to review our Supply Chain Matters blog readership analytics for all of 2018 and can now sh are our ten most popular blog commentaries during the year. Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2018- Summary Impressions , October 26, 2018.

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.

What is an ASN and why is it so important to the 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. This way of thinking about the ASN does not maximize the supply opportunity around cost control. Auto Automobile automotive

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

What Comes Around: A Rating of Automotive OEM’s from Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

A posting on Supply & Demand Chain Executive highlights the results of the 14th annual North American Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index, which is an industry study on the major U.S. and Japanese automotive OEM’s relationships with suppliers. This annual study focuses primarily on OEM’s Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Honda and Toyota which currently comprise upwards of 80 percent of U.S. vehicle sales.

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.

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. 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.

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 […].

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

Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

Supply Chain Matters

With a mere nine weeks to-go before the March 29 th Brexit implementation date, it is becoming ever clearer that businesses large and small are exercising definitive supply chain management risk mitigation or alternative sourcing actions.

Industry Disruptor: Tesla and the Automotive Driving Experience

Supply Chain Matters

They challenge the notions of industry norms, current practices and business processes or the leveraged use of technology in product and service delivery. Over the coming weeks, Supply Chain Matters will feature a series commentaries focused on industry disruptors and their implications to existing customer fulfillment. We are often reminded that one of the most common traits of industry disruptors is that they think differently.

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 […].

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

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. 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.

Recall Fallout: Investments in Automotive Parts Traceability and Service Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Prediction Ten of our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains declares that service focused supply chains will garner increased attention and new investment interest. Observed is while automotive OEM’s and their associated brands […].

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

Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

Supply Chain 24/7

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

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

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