White Paper: Istgroup
Enter the Supply Chain of EV in Five Steps: An analysis of International Automotive Reliability Specs Author: Integrated Service Technology (iST) “Honda sets to stop selling pure fuel vehicles in Europe in 2022 Volvo sets to become a brand of pure electric vehicle in 2030 Ford targets to stop selling fuel vehicles in Europe in 2030 While leading car manufacturers are flocking to shift to making EVs (electric vehicles) in the next ten years, demands for car chips bottomed out and skyrocketed in Q4 2020, leading to a severe shortage of semiconductors. The large demands for automotive semiconductors come in two categories. One is power semiconductors required by the aforementioned electric vehicles which consume 7 ~ 10 as much as that of their conventional counterparts. The other is the sensor components found in electric vehicles (usually denoted by level 2, 3, 4 or 5). Leading global car brands, including M-Benz, BMW and TOYOTA, have launched series of AI- based driverless smart cars featuring automatic driving, automatic parking, collision warning and automatic braking to name a few. Electronic components facilitating these functions are subject to a series of stringent reliability tests, designed to ensure their faultlessness and damage free operation, before they can be adopted to ensure the best protection of rider safety. The automotive industry has been well known for being closed to outsiders. Leading car manufacturers do not focus on "cost down" in their production as the lives and health of riders are much more important. Poor product design and/or reliability may result in large sums in compensation lawsuits. This makes them reluctant to change suppliers. This is not the case with the rocketing demands for "AI electric vehicles" and "ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems)," as costs of automotive electronics now account for 40-50% of total car prices (up to 8,000 ICs per car). These two new factors are pressing car makers to source electronic product supply chains out of their traditional comfort zone. The more we rely on electronic system response, the more we mandate better functional safety and the least impact on personal safety imposed by risks of malfunctions. Aiming for better quality and reliability of electronic components, vehicle makers and tier 1 system providers are setting failure rate of the former to one part per billion (ppb) and promoting the concept of Zero Defect throughout the entire supply chain.
White Paper: NexInfo Solutions, Inc
Project-Driven Supply Chain planning enables organizations to develop a single planning and execution strategy that enhances the accuracy of decision making and reduce the communication gap while working on the modern Supply Chain Management (SCM) tools. The adaptation and deployment of project driven supply chain planning & processes can help companies to achieve business objectives and give How to improve project delivery in supply chain management? What are the base process designs and solutions for all project driven supply chains? How to build forecast and develop profitability from Sales & Operations Planning? This whitepaper illustrates how project driven companies can benefit from the adoption of supply chain planning process. Project driven supply chain planning delivers real time benefits like: Improve supply chain delivery performance and improve project delivery in terms of both schedule and quality. To improve project delivery schedules and make costs more predictable. To improve margins by securing scarce material and resources early and allows to hedge against market fluctuations. Improving overall customer satisfaction and increases profitability.