Meeting the Auto Industry's Capacity Management Crisis
The auto industry operated for a century with extra supply capacity to cover the ups and downs of market swings. Those days are over.
The auto industry operated for a century with extra supply capacity to cover the ups and downs of market swings. But those days ended a decade ago. Since then, most suppliers have been operating above optimal capacity. Yet manufacturers still can't provide a clear forecast of the parts they need.
An EY report, Shifting gear: Capacity management in the auto industry, why and how manufacturers can hone their planning and management skills to avoid future disruptions and eroding profit margins.
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Generally, when OEMs produce aluminum engine blocks (aluminum rather than cast iron because cast iron weighs like cast iron), they insert sleeves into the piston bores—cast iron sleeves.
I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?