New technology, economic uncertainty and changing consumer patterns are making it vital to for automotive companies to adapt and respond quickly to these changing conditions. To do this, they need to run flexible and responsive automotive supply chains. However, today’s legacy, monolithic IT architectures are no longer fit for purpose and are undermining the ability to adapt, innovate, and stay competitive.
While much focus is put on OEM plans to launch more electric vehicles, a great deal of the technology, value, production and services will come from both existing and emerging suppliers across the value chain. We expect many new opportunities for these companies over the next decade.
2019-11-04T05:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison,
The merger attempt by FCA and PSA will be complicated but makes economic and operational sense, including for investing in technology and systems. Whether or not it goes ahead, more consolidation is likely as the automotive industry gears up for electrification
Stefan Issing, global industry director for automotive at Swedish software company IFS, believes in modular solutions. He spoke to automotiveIT about cost pressures in the automotive sector and the future of ERP and RPA software.
2019-10-30T12:29:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media
Bill McDermott is stepping down as CEO of SAP with immediate effect, the company said Thursday. He is succeeded by management board members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein, who will serve as co-CEOs of the world’s largest business software group.
With uncertainty continuing over Britain’s departure from the European Union, automakers and suppliers warned this week of “catastrophic consequences” if the country leaves the bloc without a comprehensive agreement in place.
2019-09-24T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.