When new technologies sweep across an industry, suppliers inevitably face new risks and challenges. And so it is with vehicle electrification, connectivity and automated/autonomous driving systems—three interrelated trends that are already changing vehicle design, engineering and manufacturing.
The geographic and system expansion of the supply base includes an influx of China and India-based suppliers quietly setting up shop in North America – mainly in Mexico and the U.S.
Are you willing and prepared to follow your customers around the world to support their global product initiatives?
Supplier innovations are central to winning the ongoing battle with NVH—noise, vibration and harshness.
There's a transformative supply-chain impact attached to powertrain electrification and other fast-moving engineering paradigm shifts; only those fast on their feet will flourish.
Conversations at the 2017 IAA confirm that new sourcing decisions are being based on demand for electrification and capability to attain SAE Levels 4 and 5 autonomy.