There are many challenges ahead for automotive logistics as vehicles grow increasingly complex and models more varied. Manufacturers and suppliers will have to a clear a number of hurdles in their supply chains:
- Automakers work with many suppliers and partners all around the world. And global supply chains tend to be intransparent and complex.
- Sustainability throughout a vehicle’s life cycle is a big issue in automotive manufacturing. Logistics has to be part of the industry’s efforts toward greater sustainability.
- The automotive industry needs stable supply chains that are resilient enough to bounce back from unexpected disruptions such as supply shortages, natural disasters, and adverse political developments.
- Automakers are offering a vast range of options for personalizing cars to cater to greater and more diverse expectations on the part of customers. This means logistics chains have to handle a lot more components, which oftentimes require special load carriers.
- The cost pressure is rising. Automakers and suppliers must take targeted action to optimize their supply chains and keep costs down.
- More and more electronic components are finding their way into cars. Automotive logistics services have to provide optimum conditions for transporting and storing these sensitive components.
To rise to these challenges, automakers and suppliers need to see every link in the supply chain and obtain a transparent picture of all processes. A tracking solution can provide that insight.
Bosch, a strong partner
- Experience: We know all about the challenges of automotive logistics
- Total transparency: Our solution creates transparency along the entire supply chain – for any amount of locations, load carriers, and partners
- End to end tracking: Our solution covers intra as well as extra logistics
- Plug & play: Our solution is easy to deploy and independent of legacy IT infrastructures
- Robust hardware: Our rugged solution is also engineered for demanding outdoor tracking scenarios