Automotive and Ancillaries

There are diverse winds of change blowing on auto OEMs and ancillaries: automation, regulation, cleaner fuels, and more. What an auto business needs to tap into these changes is a fail-safe supply line.

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Challenges faced by the procurement team

Shortage Concerns

Serious Parts-Shortage Concerns

An average car has about 30,000 parts, and component shortages could lead to production stoppages. There is a way out.

  • Put all your supplier concerns to rest by working with our experts to precisely identify the right supply markets for efficient input procurement
  • Get that clear line of sight you always wanted to your supplier base and track supply chain data and activities as they happen
  • Continuously vet the performance of your suppliers against industry peers for key parameters like quality, delivery, and service to identify areas of improvement
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Reduce Excess Inventory

Dire Need To Reduce Excess Inventory

By carrying surplus items, businesses will only be burning hard-earned cash on storage and handling. Help is here.

  • We can assist you in bringing more organization into your order processing and reduce any dead stock that can cost you money for no reason
  • Save on direct and indirect spends associated with inventory holding, leveraging dedicated inventory monitoring tools capable of figuring out excess stock
  • For the mid-to-longer term, roll out a more efficient inventory management practice to tackle the downsides of overstocking as well as the other extreme – stockouts
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Supplier Price Rises

Supplier Price Rises – a Growing Concern

The industry is increasingly hit by supplier price rises, and getting vendors to settle for fair prices is hard. Here’s what we do.

  • Our experienced sourcing specialists provide micro, small, and large businesses the supply market insights they need to negotiate winning deals and justify their terms
  • Our supplier cost reporting can serve as your bargaining chip at the negotiation table with vendors, and these are highly accurate, timely, and all custom
  • Post-contract, continuously scan your supplier landscape to make sure you are indeed getting what you have negotiated for in the first place
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Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive Manufacturing

Automakers are at the crossroads of opportunities (e.g., EV), but they need more resilient supply lines to drive opportunistic growth.

Automotive Components

Automotive Components

Automotive Components

These represent the automotive industry’s lifeline, and, with ever-rising commodity prices, component manufacturers must move toward more fact-based supplier negotiations.




Rising energy prices exert inflationary pressures on the sector. Cost modeling and negotiation skills can help soften the inflationary blow.

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