Preparing the Automotive Supply Chain for Electric Vehicles

By Logan Wamsley

An Exciting, Challenging Electric Vehicle Future In just a few short years, the prediction that many automotive industry analysts have had for decades finally appears to be on the cusp of reality — that electric vehicles will eventually overtake production of the internal combustion engine. Although the complete elimination of gasoline-powered vehicles may still be…

How Manufacturers Can Survive the Latest Chip Shortage

By Logan Wamsley

The root cause for the unprecedented chip shortage facing the automotive industry as well as other industries such as healthcare and consumer electronics is three-fold: • The first cause has been the extreme market volatility in the automotive industry the past year, which has seen an extreme economic slowdown followed by a rapid recovery of…

Automaker Supply Chains Are Strained. We Know the Solution

By Logan Wamsley

It is easy to view supply chain disruption in strict terms of dollars and cents, of profits made and losses accumulated, but consequences go far beyond that. Adjusting priorities and production delays is one thing, but human consequences are quite another. Such consequences can be easily seen today in automaker supply chains, which have recently…

Bill of Material Length in Automotive Is Going to Get a Lot Longer

By Logan Wamsley

The demand for electronic components and semiconductors in the automotive market has, and will continue to be, one of the primary drivers of the electronics manufacturing industry. The average combustion engine common in today’s vehicles, for example, contains 2,000-3,000 capacitors. This has proved to significantly impact component lead times and allocation designations throughout multiple industries…