Supply Chain Design for the Automotive Industry
For automotive suppliers and manufacturers, now is the time to optimize the supply chain and analyze near-term expansion scenarios.
Automotive manufacturers are faced with:
- Aftermarket sourcing
- Supplier lean initiatives
- Commodity cost analysis
- Managing to new demand customer preferences
- Commodity price volatility
- Managing cash to cash cycle times and working capital impacts
- Becoming demand driven
Many Supply Chain Guru features have been designed to support the automotive industry. For example, network optimization can be used to determine distribution center structure and sourcing for the aftermarket business.
Inventory optimization can be used to identify stocking points upstream and downstream in the supply chain to optimize lean initiatives. Enterprise simulation is often used to model commodity cost fluctuations to understand how overall profitability may be affected when key costs change.
Explore LLamasoft supply chain design solutions:
Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization
Product Flow-Path Optimization
Transportation Network Design
Production Footprint Optimization
Sales and Operations Planning
Risk Analysis and Contingency Planning
GHG Emissions Modeling