Developing a Roadmap Toward Global Vehicle Platform and Supply Chain Harmonization.
Since the global recession of 2008, the automotive industry has been undergoing radical change to support the new realities of a truly global market. Two notable trends are driving this shift: OEMs are finally committed to the concept of global vehicle platforms; and the frequency and pace of new vehicle launches around the world continues to grow. By leveraging core components and systems OEMs are able to introduce a wider variety of new models at an accelerated rate, driving more showroom traffic. These two changes are fundamentally changing every aspect of the automotive supply chain.