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June 26, 2019
How original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can achieve the best of both worlds
The automotive industry has existed for over 100 years. A lot of the large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have spent decades really honing how they can make their supply chain lean; build and sell cars on a large scale, at a high volume and cost-effectively; get the cars out to consumers who actually use them; and help drivers maintain those cars. Over those decades, those OEMs have grown massive. They now lack agility. They struggle to achieve speed to market when they have a new, creative idea that needs to be launched fast. That’s where their own inertia of being large works against them. Sven Dharmani, EY Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Supply Chain Leader, provides insight.