Meeting demands in automotive manufacturing…
Today’s markets are dominated by a strong demand for customised cars and components, and the deadlines grow ever tighter. As an OEM supplier, the pressure’s on you. Nowadays, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers in this fast-moving industry are expected to work miracles: flexible and innovative, while also complying with the standards. If you don't have these key assets, the manufacturers (OEM) will turn to your competitors.
- Flexibility: Tailor-made and as quick as possible. That’s the name of the game. And, of course, while you’re at it, limiting stock, minimising costs, and managing flows… These days, flexibility is the only way to win new contracts. So make sure your ERP helps you make the difference, like FAST-Automotive.
- Innovation: The fact that innovation is an important factor in standing out from competitors, that’s nothing new. However, the speed and style of innovation in the automotive industry is quite specific. Partnerships with OEM players are common practice, with co-innovation programs which must be managed efficiently if you want to shorten the innovation cycles and foster collaboration. Powerful PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) tools, like those in FAST-Automotive, are key in managing your innovation speed and success.
- Compliance: Compliance is non-negotiable and, like other markets, the car market has its own specific rules and regulations, for example, regarding security and traceability, as well as other individual customer standards. That means an all-round ERP tool is certainly no luxury to help you meet your specific challenges.