SAP Maquiladora provides auto companies the flexibility to manage global facilities
While U.S. domestic car sales may be declining, North America is an automotive hub experiencing a building boom as manufacturers use trade agreements to streamline their production. The U.S. remains the leading car manufacturer but Mexico is becoming an attractive place to produce vehicles or build parts. Mexico accounted for 22 percent of North American auto production in 2017 with the number of vehicles built in the country nearly doubling in the last 10 years.
Maquiladoras are Mexican assembly plants importing raw materials on a tariff-free basis for assembly or manufacturing to export. While Maquiladoras allow auto manufacturers flexibility and cost-savings, they need to meet the complex regulatory requirements of the US-Mexico Trade Agreement.
SAP Maquiladora combines technology with an understanding of the dynamics of the automotive industry. Customer demand drives distribution and manufacturing decisions in the most streamlined way possible. It means the right materials are being allocated to the right manufacturing operations.
Implementing SAP to meet the exacting demands of both the Maquiladora and US-Mexico Trade Agreement process and the European Union trading agreement requires experience and a deep understanding of the automotive market and its dynamics.
Capgemini offers a tailor-made, “plug and play” process for automotive industry adoption of SAP that covers the requirements of both the US-Mexico Trade Agreement and European agreements.
Read why Capgemini’s ready-made solution is the best choice for how to unlock the most value from the SAP Standard Maquiladora process.