As an average person sits behind the wheel of their car, they probably don’t even imagine the enormous logistics operations that went into building it. With roughly 30,000 parts individually sourced and assembled, the process is incredibly complex. As an automotive shipping manager, you are aware of this process and you have to make sure it goes smoothly—but staying on top of your game is increasingly challenging.
According to a report by Mforesight, interactions between original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and their tier 1 suppliers have increased significantly in the past decades. The sheer number of suppliers who contribute to part designs grew by a staggering 70 percent. Despite this positive development, relations between the two sides continue to be fragmented—opening a whole world of possibilities for innovative and proactive logistics management.Read More