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Automotive supply chain: Pursuing long-term resilience

When evaluating the supply chain challenges of the past few years, automotive industry supply chain disruption stands out.

Conventional wisdom in the industry has been challenged as companies look to navigate a new, more volatile reality.

In our newest Capgemini Research Institute report, Automotive Supply Chain: Pursuing long-term resilience, we look at how automotive companies can move towards a resilient, connected, intelligent, and sustainable supply chain in this transformed landscape.

Organizations have found themselves in an environment that requires more agility and responsiveness from supply chain management in the automotive industry. While most have adjusted in this direction to remain competitive, the industry has overall struggled to cope with recent events, from the pandemic to geopolitical shocks. Several systemic challenges to efficient supply chains remain, and new ones have also emerged. These include an over-reliance on boosting inventory to manage uncertainty, faltering sustainability efforts as companies’ attention is diverted to other problems, and issues between OEMs and suppliers. 

To deal with present upheavals, automotive organizations need to re-invent their entire supply chain models to create a future of the automotive supply chain that is intelligent and data-driven.

In this report, we explore how organizations can address current challenges in addition to building resilience through relevant automotive supply chain trends such as nearshoring. We conclude with how organizations can move beyond reacting to current events and turn their supply chains into sources of competitive advantage in the future by implementing structural, cultural, and technological changes.

Download the report to learn more.

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Meet our experts

Alexandre Audoin

Head of Global Automotive Capgemini Group & Head of Automotive Capgemini Engineering
Alexandre Audoin is Capgemini Group’s global leader for the automotive industry and head of automotive within Capgemini Engineering (formerly Altran). Alexandre maintains a special focus on the creation of Intelligent Industry, helping clients master the end-to-end software-driven transformation and do business in a new way through technologies like 5G, Edge computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Roshan Batheri

Senior Director – North America Automotive Industry Leader
Roshan is a seasoned global professional combined with strategic acumen, extensive domain knowledge, and proven track record to drive success. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in P&L management, strategic operations, supply chain management, IT transformation, business consulting and delivering innovative concepts and strategies in the automotive industry. He is an MBA and an Engineer, additionally holding various certifications such as a six sigma green belt and a certified lead auditor in quality management system, showcasing his commitment to excellence.

Jean-Marie Lapeyre

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Global Automotive Industry, Capgemini
Jean-Marie Lapeyre works with automotive clients to develop and launch actionable technology strategies to help them succeed in a data- and software-driven world.

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