Automotive Supply Chain and Logistics 2018 offers a comprehensive view of the past, present and future of the automotive logistics sector.
With the introduction of electric vehicles and autonomous systems almost imminent, the impact on both supply chain management and logistics will be profound. However, there are many other significant issues affecting the industry, all of which are dealt with in Automotive Supply Chain and Logistics 2018.
What are the major factors affecting the global automotive industry in 2018 and beyond?
- Powertrains are evolving rapidly. For the first time in a century there are serious alternatives to the internal combustion engine.
- Guidance is becoming automated, with ‘active cruise control’ and ‘collision avoidance’ systems being used as the basis for wider capabilities in semi-autonomous vehicles.
- There is continued rapid expansion in emerging markets. If measured by numbers of cars sold, China is now the largest market.
- The aftermarket appears to be maturing structurally in developed economies, whilst growth is explosive in emerging markets.
- Automation is increasingly used at assembly plants, changing the design of line feed and consolidation operations.
- The nature of assembly and production is being transformed by the demands of new technology. Automotive supply chains will come to more closely resemble those of the high tech sector, not least through globalized networks of supply.
- Brexit and the renegotiation of NAFTA will provide additional challenges to the movement of automotive components in Europe and North America.
What impact will these factors have in the development of new supply chain strategies?
- Supply chain geography is changing. Vehicle manufacturers now have a large proportion of their production capacity located in China, with other emerging markets (such as India) growing in importance.
- The nature of product in the supply chain will change, as new types of engineering transform the economics of the sector. Supply chains will become more globalized for some components such as electronics, increasing pressure on air and sea freight operations and performance.
- Challenges in distributing products to emerging markets will also place additional pressure on logistics providers.
- Collision avoidance systems will ultimately reduce the amount of ‘crash’ spare parts needed and electric vehicles will have a fraction of the parts of a traditional engine impacting significantly on the aftermarket.
In addition to these fundamental issues, Automotive Supply Chain and Logistics 2018 provides in-depth profiles of the supply chain and logistics strategies of 12 major vehicle manufacturers, 15 leading automotive logistics service providers as well as market sizing and forecasting.
2 Key Trends In the Automotive Supply Chain
2.1 Supply Chain Complexity
2.2 Emerging Markets
2.3 Automating Logistics Systems
2.5 Order to Delivery Times
2.6 Logistics Costs
3 Electric Propulsion & Electronic Guidance Technologies: The Impact on Logistics & Supply Chain Management
3.4 Plug-In Assembly
4 Production Concepts and Their Impact on Automotive Logistics
4.1 Why Logistics Is Important
4.2 Production Concepts In Automotive Logistics
4.3 Supply Chain Geography of the Automotive Sector
4.4 Location and Size of Assembly Plants
4.5 The Impact of New Production Trends on Transport Demand
4.6 Dealerships, Retailing and Logistics Around the World
4.7 Different Types of Inbound Logistics Operations
4.8 Finished Vehicles
5 Component Suppliers’ Manufacturing and Logistics Operations
5.1 Suppliers Manufacturing & Supply Chain Profile
5.2 Types of Logistics Operations
5.3 Trends In Suppliers Logistics
6 Spare Parts - the Automotive Aftermarket
6.1 The Structure of Logistics In the Aftermarket and Its Prospects
6.2 Types of Logistics Service Bought
6.3 Summary: VMS’ Approach to Aftermarket Logistics
7 Regional Assessments and Market Sizing
7.1 Market Sizing Methodology
7.3.3 South Korea
7.4 North America
7.4.1 United States
7.5.6 Central and Eastern Europe
7.6 South America
8 Vehicle Manufacturers’ Logistics Strategies
8.2 Daimler (Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars)
8.3 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
8.5 General Motors
8.8 Jaguar Land Rover
8.9 PSA Peugeot Citroen
9 Automotive Logistics Providers
9.1 Big Logistics
9.3 DB Schenker Logistics
9.4 Deutsche Post Dhl Group
9.7 Groupe Cat
9.8 Kintetsu/Apl Logistics
9.9 Kuehne + Nagel
9.11 Nyk/Yusen Logistics
9.12 Penske Logistics
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Big Logistics
- DB Schenker Logistics
- Daimler (Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars)
- Deutsche Post Dhl Group
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
- General Motors
- Groupe Cat
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Kintetsu/Apl Logistics
- Kuehne + Nagel
- Nyk/Yusen Logistics
- PSA Peugeot Citroen
- Penske Logistics