Auto Provide Chain Prophets Podcast Wrap-up: Eps. 16-20

If you happen to haven’t but listened to or examine them, check out our wrap-up blogs masking episodes 1-5, episodes 6-10 and episodes 11-15 of the Auto Provide Chain Prophets podcast.

As we wrap up 2022 and roll into the vacations, I wished to share summaries of our 5 newest Auto Provide Chain Prophets podcast episodes. Quistem’s Cathy Fisher and I agree, provide chain is the place the cash is – provide chain prices drive selections within the automotive provider ecosystem – ideas to remember as we begin the brand new 12 months.

The muse for a lot of of our interviews comes from the very best practices introduced in our Delivering on the Promise of Supply white paper that covers “The 24 Important Provide Chain Processes”.

Right here’s a wrap-up of the most recent episodes.

Episode #16: The Shift to EVs

On this episode, we’re joined by automotive business veteran Gary Vasilash, an editor with Gardner Enterprise Media. He has spent the final 30 years writing about automotive design, engineering, manufacturing and administration. He’s additionally one of many jurors for the North American Automotive, Truck and Utility of the Yr Awards, fairly a singular achievement.

Gary talks concerning the iconic shift to electrical automobiles occurring within the business proper now. How can suppliers make higher contingency plans when it’s almost unimaginable to anticipate such conditions because the pandemic and among the different disruptions presently affecting the business.

As know-how adjustments with the introduction of electrical automobiles, the panorama of suppliers will change. “I believe one of many issues that we’re going to be seeing extra of because the automobile firms make extra electrical automobiles is that there’s going to be a rise in vertical integration…[they’ll be] making extra issues in-house and [won’t] be as reliant on suppliers…they should hold their eye on the outsource half, and the insource half, which is a giant change.” Gary means that auto provide chain leaders should enhance digital visibility into operations and into their suppliers.

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Episode #17: The Future is Now for the Automotive Provide Chain

Gary Vasilash continues his predictions and assessments about the way forward for the automotive provide chain. He steered that offer chain leaders want “to separate the product from the method.” It’s all within the execution, whether or not the car is electrical, hydrogen gas cell or inner combustion engine based mostly. With the precise assets from a course of standpoint, they’ll get prices and income proper.

Suppliers are going through the truth that whereas the powertrain is altering considerably, automobiles will nonetheless want, for instance, wheels, glass, physique panels, and so forth. “There will likely be adjustments however not everyone will likely be affected in the identical means.”

We requested Gary his ideas about EV startups: whether or not they are going to survive with so many approaching board, will they turn out to be area of interest gamers, will the OEMs purchase them or merge with them. Gary thinks all these choices are possible, however the guidelines could also be altering. A number of the present startups might not final, different new firms might arrive on the scene and OEMs will possible adapt completely different provide chain methods in response to the EV revolution.

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Episode #18: Addressing Staffing Points in a Put up-Pandemic World

Staffing ranges are on everybody’s minds nowadays, from producers to retailers and shoppers. We met with Michele Vincent, Senior Director of Advertising and marketing and Gross sales at MADICORP, a brief staffing company that sources high-value and skilled manufacturing expertise from throughout the nation. She described the distinctive enterprise mannequin MADICORP makes use of to ship manufacturing staffing. They give the impression of being past the native expertise pool and supply employees from throughout the nation, convey them right into a facility to fill momentary gaps, generally for six to 9 months, and assist producers by a busy season or in an space of low unemployment.

For the automotive business, a pattern use case is likely to be to supply labor at first of a brand new manufacturing line whereas the corporate is understanding the hiring of full-time everlasting employees.

An fascinating level, Michele commented that Gen Z employees are extra interested by manufacturing jobs than millennials. It’s crucial for firms to grasp their potential labor pool to draw the very best expertise.

She strongly encourages provide chain managers to study extra about momentary labor companies to answer present shortages. “On this expertise market you should be artistic. It’s necessary to strive various things. What’s going to work for a small producer within the Midwest may not work for a big producer on one of many coasts. And so, to achieve success at discovering expertise, you should strive new issues. You have to sustain by way of know-how and onboarding.”

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Episode #19: 24 Important Processes to Construct a Basis of Provide Chain Administration

On this episode, Cathy Fisher and I dive headlong into two of essentially the most broadly consulted, however notoriously advanced protocols for automotive provide chain administration: the Automotive Trade Motion Group’s (AIAG) International Supplies Administration Operational Pointers/Logistical Analysis (MMOG/LE) and Worldwide Automotive Activity Pressure (IATF) 16949. We really wrote the Delivering on the Promise of Supply white paper based mostly on these protocols.

The protocols have been in circulation for a few years and, partly, describe the connections between high quality and supply, that are so usually siloed in apply. In an earlier weblog, we described how we created our listing of 24 important processes and vetted them with the AIAG provide chain steering committee, and over 50 OEMs and different automotive producers, together with OEMs and Tier 1 and a couple of suppliers.

We organized the 24 processes into 5 classes:

  • Enterprise planning
  • Program planning
  • Operational planning
  • Operational management
  • Efficiency

Terry factors out, “we began introducing them to different verticals. So, exterior automotive. And, we had been simply this previous week, we had been with a life sciences firm, utilizing the 24 processes. And so they utterly associated to them. And so they made mainly no adjustments to these 24 processes. They had been like, yep, we perceive them. We obtained it. We’re gonna use them identical to the very same means. We’ve achieved them with industrials, client merchandise. And no one’s disagreed. We, Cathy and I’ve not needed to make one change to these 24 processes.”

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Episode #20: Sneak Peek

This episode is a teaser and sneak peek into the interviews we performed on the OESA Provider Summit Convention in Novi, Michigan in November beginning with our interview with Dan Sharkey, legal professional, co-founder and member of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC who focuses on automotive provide chain contract disputes.

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