The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

Supply Chain Matters

The 2018 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) kicks-off this weekend in Detroit Michigan amid an industry that is undergoing various stages of supply chain transformation inflection points and risk assessment.

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Supply Chain Brain

Now Detroit wants a taste, too. 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 Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Steve described his experience this afternoon over pizza and sodas in Detroit. They would bid and source only part at a time! I was fortunately enough to have a fascinating discussion with Steve Zimmer, who currently leads a team at US Car.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more.”[2] Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

But with a global TMS on a SaaS platform, you can connect your procurement relationships with suppliers and the costs all the way through your network and your customers – and then tie that data back to a single platform to get real business intelligence with a global perspective. That’s the kind of information that can influence a company’s decision on going into a market, staying in a market, where to source inventory from, which suppliers to work with, etc.

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Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry


Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive. And don’t fret if they haven’t been brought up in a procurement or sourcing environment.