The global economic slowdown hit the auto industry especially hard and demand has only now begun to recover. With the entire value chain under intense pressure, automakers are struggling to combat growing competition, pricing pressures, the rising cost of raw materials, and excess production capacity and staff. But beyond these economic factors, NTT DATA knows firsthand the industry is also experiencing significant change in other areas.
While vehicle sales are falling in developed countries, they are increasing in China,India and Russia and it won’t be long before these vehicles will be exported for the first time. While fuel efficiency has become a key selling point, tough emission standards are being adopted in several states and alternate energy research is gathering momentum which will have long-term ramifications. The manufacturing process is also changing – more and more components are being outsourced and the sharing of parts and designs is increasing. And telematics, particularly in the luxury sector, has become not just essential, but also a key differentiator.
With deep experience in this sector, we can help you meet these challenges head on through the innovative application of information technology to make supply chain collaboration easier and your business more efficient, agile and competitive - locally, nationally and globally.
NTT DATA’s IT consultants have years of experience working with automobile manufacturers, OEMS, suppliers and dealers. Through the innovative application of technology, we have helped many leading global brands manage variability, optimize capacity, and drive continuous process improvement. What’s more, we have a proven track record of supporting large enterprise solutions from leading software vendors like SAP and Oracle to drive enterprise efficiencies, streamline collaboration and reduce cycle times.
We design, implement, and support a complete portfolio of manufacturing-specific solutions for the automobile industry including:
- Application, infrastructure, and business process outsourcing
- Contract management
- Customer relationship management
- EDI/data exchange services
- Electronics parts catalog
- Enterprise application integration
- Manufacturing execution system (MES)
- Marketing, sales and distribution, and logistics
- Plant maintenance, repair, and overhaul (Plant MRO)
- Procurement and payables solutions
- Product lifecycle management (PLM)
- RFID and smartcard consulting
- Smartgrid solutions
- Supplier portal
- Trade compliance and governance
- Warranty return/recall management systems