Production to Aftermarket: Transition Services
This seven-page white paper from Ricardo plc describes a growing challenge for the auto industry: transitioning the production of replacement powertrain "hard parts" for older vehicles still on the road.
Carmakers produce such parts as long as the vehicle that uses them is still in production. But Ricardo notes that the demands of increasingly stringent emission and fuel economy standards has resulted in a sharp increase in launches of new engines and transmissions. The result is a growing number of "obsolete" vehicles still in service and with many more years of life remaining.
Ricardo has launched a new Strategic Consulting service to help car companies and their tier one suppliers transition to efficient and cost-effective aftermarket production methods to support these vehicles.
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