Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2757

Role Transfer between Steel and Automobile Industries on the Supply Chain Management of Automotive Body Market 2003-01-2757

On the supply chain of automotive body market, the steel industry has played a major role as a material supplier. After the early 1990s, new technologies such as TWB(tailor welded blanks) and hydroforming have been adopted in manufacturing processes of automotive body have made a great influence on changing the traditional roles of steel and automotive industries. This paper is concerned with the role transfer of steel making companies on the supply chain management for automotive body, based on the rapid variation of managerial environment for these industries.


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