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  • mckinsey

    McKinsey: Six recommendations for Tier One digital transformation


    Image: McKinsey Consultancy firm McKinsey Company has come up with a series of recommendations for successful digital transformation for Tier One automotive suppliers, noting that most in this sector have only recently started to develop new digital products, services and processes. It warns that, for example, ...

  • jci.automotiveIT

    JCI may sell automotive business


    JCI presented an innovative interiors study at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt (Photo: JCI) Johnson Controls is exploring strategic options for its automotive business, whose core products are seating and interior systems. The US-based automotive supplier, which is among the top providers of seating systems to the auto industry, ...

  • Social media.automotiveIT

    Study: Automotive suppliers lack well-defined social media plan


    Suppliers can benefit from greater use of social media (Photo: LinkedIn) The world's biggest automotive suppliers only rarely have a clear social-media strategy, according to a study conducted by German PR agency vibrio. They need one, says the agency, because supplier content is becoming ever more important for automakers. ...

  • bestgroup.automotiveIT

    Study: automotive suppliers improve supply chain


    BESTgroup says supply chain projects at automotive suppliers can pay off quickly (Photo: BESTgroup) Automotive suppliers are better at improving their supply chains than companies in other industries, according to a consultants study. BESTgroup, a German supply chain consultant, said automotive suppliers show long-term improvements in value creation, inventory management ...

  • sgl wackersdorf.automotiveIT

    puls: suppliers bet less on electric vehicle technology


    Germany's SGL specializes in carbon-fiber technology for the auto industry (Photo: SGL) German automotive suppliers are using the growing demand for renewable energy solutions as a means to reduce their dependence on the car industry. That is one of the conclusions from research conducted by Germany's puls market researchers. ...

  • schuett mercedes.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY: Mercedes happy with local IT suppliers


    Mercedes’ Helmut Schuett spoke at the automotiveDAY conference Mercedes Benz doesn't want to rely solely on major global IT services suppliers, but is happy to have local solutions in specific areas. Helmut Schuett, CIO Cars & Vans, Mercedes Benz, said the premium-car brand divides its IT suppliers into three categories, ...

  • Article

    Roland Berger urges caution for suppliers in China


    With passenger-car sales growth slowing in the important Chinese market, European suppliers need to review their global strategies in 2011, according to Roland Berger. The consultants expect passenger car unit sales in China to continue to grow from about 11 million units in 2010 to more than 18 million in ...