Auto Industry Consulting
Mobilize your supply chain to propel you through procurement, operations, and logistics barriers
Steering through the intricacies of automotive challenges
In today's volatile automotive landscape, mastering the intricacies of risk, demand, labor, quality, costs, and competition is pivotal. Delve into the challenges and strategies to overcome them, propelling your operations to the forefront of the industry.
Economic swings, long supply chains, recalls, and rapid technology change threaten your profits. You need real-time visibility into your entire plan-make-buy-move supply chain based on data you can trust.
Balancing supply and demand requires forecast and demand planning, and that requires advanced analytics and simulation. Strong supplier relationship management and oversight ensures you have the supplies you need when you need them.
Closing Labor Gap
When hiring more people isn’t possible, upskilling, automation, footprint optimization, and leadership and organization strategies can mitigate labor shortages and increase productivity.
Do you know the root causes for quality issues and recalls? Are procurement, operations, engineering, and logistics tackling those root causes collaboratively? Are they committed to continuous improvement?
Higher costs have multiple causes, including run-away spend, obsolete and excess inventory, and poor asset maintenance and utilization; but the results are ultimately the same: loss of market share.
You are losing out to competitors unless you understand the end-to-end supply chain effect of decisions ranging from make vs. buy, engineering effectiveness, and complexity management to pricing and cost of goods sold.
How we address the challenges
Optimize Supply Chain
We optimize your supply chain based on predictive analytics supply chain simulations, and sales, inventory, and operations, planning. We bring planning, procurement, operations and engineering to their peak of performance.
We demonstrate how design, product, and program excellence leads to untapped value, including improvements in productivity, asset utilization and availability, and spend.
We diversify and strengthen your supply chain, and turn suppliers into partners in overcoming logistics, OTIF, and costing challenges. We make supply chains shorter, more reliable, and less prone to bureaucratic snafus.
Our automotive consultants help you capitalize on new business models and new technologies, introduce changes that stick, set the foundation for disciplined demand forecasting, and remain competitive.
We give you visibility into costs, including fluctuations in raw material and energy expenses. We reduce tail spend and waste; increase efficiency and productivity; and improve return on assets (ROA).
Working Capital Reduction
To free up working capital, we use a three-pronged approach: releasing cash, reducing cost & inventory, and improving service. We institute cash flow management strategies throughout the company.
typical ROI in first year
10% to 30%
Average EBITDA Growth
Up to 20%
Reduction in supply chain costs