The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic. 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.

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well. As my colleague Steve Banker pointed out yesterday, the global high-tech supply chain has been hit particularly hard.

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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.

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.

Around the curve: 2020 automotive industry predictions

Kinaxis

by Manda Schweitzer-Miller With the pace of change in the automotive industry as of late, making any predictions seems a bold move. In order to maintain relevant, or gain relevancy, with that share of the market, automotive leaders will continue to invest and innovate in electric vehicles.

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.

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

How can OEMs Mitigate the Effect of an Economic Slowdown?

DELMIA Quintiq

Agile Automotive Supply Chain Planning & Optimization car industry economic slowdown OEM supply chain

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.

Covid-19: How to manage an automotive supply chain during a crisis?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent weeks, the companies in automotive logistics I work with have experienced drastic changes in their daily work. Due to the coronavirus crisis, automobile manufacturers, port operators and car… General Logistics automotive logistics coronavirus logistics supply chain

[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.

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

Fires Challenging the Automotive Industry

Resilinc

supply chain risk management supply chain disruptions supply chain risk impact automotive industryDownload the full 2018 annual report here.

How COVID-19 is Transforming Automotive and Industrial Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains around the world, we are delivering a blog series to help anyone looking for support and advice. Our experts, who have spent years in the supply chain industry, share their insights. .

Automotive Industry Transformation and Tariffs have Long-Term Implications for Airfreight

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article contribution takes a look at the latest tariffs as well as transformation in the automotive industry. We believe that the current tariffs will hasten the industry transformation and as such, the automotive supply chain will shift in support of the changes.

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

DELMIA 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Complex Automotive Supply Chain Makes Traceability A Challenge

Loftware

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.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Automotive Manufacturing

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

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

Loftware

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

The Growing Need for Automotive Cybersecurity

QAD

As we advance into the new decade and the automotive industry continues to move forward with electric, autonomous and connected vehicles, we know that some doors are closing. Evolution of Automotive Technology. Tracking Automotive Security Vulnerabilities and Cyber Attacks .

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.

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

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

QAD

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.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA 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.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global 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. Understanding their supplier responsibilities as exporters is a critical performance component within a global supply chain.

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. .

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.

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

Kinaxis

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. The need for flexibility, agility and resilience in the supply chain has never been greater.