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CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Electrification and the “Death of Diesel” sees heavy spending on new mobility, but slowing sales and shrinking profits leads to bumpy road ahead, says AlixPartners study


The report highlights some of the challenges the industry faces going forwards:

  • Automakers could incur a $60-billion pre-tax profit hit through 2023
  • 86% of Chinese consumers and 59% of UK consumers polled say internal-combustion engines should be banned or further regulated
  • Suppliers could see margins drop by as much as 40%, as vehicle electrification reduces the value of components by 85%
  • Dealers to face 20% margin declines and a $1,300 per-vehicle drop in service-and-parts revenue
  • 140 powertrain plants, or around 40% of the worldwide total, could be in need of restructuring or closure

The automotive industry faces a significant profit drain as it contends with massive spending on new-mobility programs, starting with electric vehicles (EV), and stagnation in key markets globally. Consumers surveyed in seven bellwether auto marke

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Five Essential Elements that Transform Transportation Management

Superior transportation management planning is characterized by optimized planning, proactive carrier management, improved visibility, and comprehensive control over operations and freight accounting. This white paper explores five essential elements that can transform the transportation management function into a sour  >>

CILT LSPs Roundtable: Does your logistics technology give customers what they want?

Thanks to the “Amazon effect,” customers expect short delivery windows that comply with their terms. With older technology designed for yesterday’s expectations, Logistics Service Providers’ growth potential is limited. Most LSPs have defined goals to improve the customer experience but are n ...

National Motorcycle Museum, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ  
CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Digitally Transforming Supply

The procurement and supply profession is transforming digitally, are you ready? Join us for a morning of innovative knowledge sharing with top organisations that are leading the way in the digital space within procurement and supply. At the CIPS Breakfast Briefing – Digitally Transforming Supply, discover  ...

8 Fenchurch Place, LONDON EC3M 4PB  
AGM and Presentation: ‘The Procurement Metrics That Matter: View from Global Procurement Services Organisation GEP’

GEP will present the findings of a survey of over 300 CPOs regarding what procurement metrics are important to them and to their stakeholders. The results will both surprise and intrigue you!   This event is for CIPS members and non-members to attend. A buffet will be provided at the event. &nbs ...

Felix Lane, SHEPPERTON Middlesex TW17 8NP  
Introduction to RPA (Robotics Process Automation)

An introduction to Robotics Process Automation, what it does and how it is at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.   This event is available for CIPS members and non-members to attend. The presentation will cover the basics of RPA, where and what it has been deployed to and the benefits t ...

Felix Lane, SHEPPERTON Middlesex TW17 8NP  

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Last update 6 Feb 2020
UK manufacturing sector stabilises as political uncertainty subsides
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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...

Why supply chain managers are turning to new technology

From automation in production to picking and tracking tools, businesses are seeking new ways to streamline and enhance their logistics operations. In an age of heightened demand and greater consumer awareness, there i...

Purchasing Strategy and Leadership
Negotiating with Suppliers
Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
Supplier and Contract Management
Principles of Supply Chain Management

Local & Regional Agenda

Tudor Rose International increases productivity through integrated SCM platform ASSIST4

Tudor Rose International is Europe’s leading export market management company specialising in building brands around the world. In business for nearly 30 years, the innovative company mastered an ambitious IT mo...

Building the Brand of Procurement and Supply

Forward-thinking players are setting their sights on advancing the future of procurement with active value management. But there’s a long way to go to become an essential part of the enterprise performance conversa...

International Agenda