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Automotive OEM

Today, the automotive sector, and in particular carmakers, face tough competition and high cost pressure. Moreover, there are other challenges, such as parts proliferation and parts complexity as well as customers who want to configure their cars individually – often up to just before the start of production. It is only with efficient processes that the auto industry can hope to successfully address these complex demands. Emerging markets such as China and India and future cutting-edge technologies such as E-mobility are also highly significant for the future viability of companies working in this sector.

Challenges in maintaining the competitiveness:

  • A worldwide production network with local factories offering customer proximity
  • Global sourcing including long supply chains and an increasing local content ratio
  • Cooperations with partners and competitors
  • Complex networks between manufacturers and suppliers
  • High degree of outsourced activities and Just-in-Time (JIT) / Just-in-Sequence (JIS) cooperation
  • Lean management in production and logistics to increase efficiency and flexibility, implementation of a company-specific production system
  • Market-specific international order management processes (Order-to-Delivery)
  • Aftermarket services entailing increasing requirements and lucrative revenue potential, for instance in the field of spare parts logistics or accessories distribution
  • Entry into the electric/hybrid vehicle market and development of the necessary core competencies