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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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21 Jun 2019
5 Tips for Increasing Production Visibility
 

Imagine for a second that your factory is essentially a black box. Materials go in, and finished products come out, but what happens in between is fundamentally mysterious. What challenges would this present from an advanced planning and scheduling perspective? Sure, in this environment you can get

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

20 Jun 2019
How Machine Learning Can Impact Global Logistics
 

As the global scope of the modern supply chain continues to increase, there’s going to be more data available to supply chain planners than ever before. For some businesses, this data will likely just sit there collecting dust—but in point of fact it’s increasingly going to be an i

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

19 Jun 2019
5 Steps for Digitizing Your Supply Chain
 

Digital supply chains can help manufacturing businesses reduce costs and disruptions in a variety of ways. They make it possible to predict potential breakdowns and bottlenecks far enough in advance that you can take steps to address them, just as they help you to boost operational efficiency throug

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

13 Jun 2019
Why DTC brands must invest in AI-driven omni-channel demand planning
 

There is a seismic shift occurring and brand manufacturers are at the epicenter of the disruption. Brand manufacturers are moving into direct to consumer channels, engaging customers directly while continuing to increase their presence with traditional retailers. As this transformation evolves, the

 
Michael Dale
Infor

11 Jun 2019
UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model.
 

UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model. As the demographics of industrial buyers shift, businesses must adapt to accommodate evolving customer demands and preferences by offering faster, more customer-focused services. The fourth UPS &nbs

 
UPS
UPS


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UK Manufacturing PMI remains stuck at six-and-a-half year low in July
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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...


Powering up: What ‘Disruptive’ Innovations Mean For Utilities Sector Supply Chains

The pressure is on for electricity, gas and water suppliers to improve the way they serve their customers. How can the industry’s supply chains move with the times? For an industry charged with maintaining the i...


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VERGANI: Seasonal demand and supply chain planning for the confectionery industry

Secondo Vergani S.p.a. is a leading company in the confectionery business for the production of nougat, chocolate, marron glacés and mustard. The manufacturing process of the company, in the historical plant in...

ProcureCon Indirect 2015 Benchmarking Study

In anticipation of the 2015 ProcureCon Indirect 2015 conference, the organization released the results of this year’s benchmarking study. Take a look to see how your peers answered such questions as:- Which five in...


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