Consulting for Automotive Clients

The automotive aftermarket is already the largest, most diverse and most complex aftermarket of all equipment aftermarkets and that’s unlikely to change any time soon.  Vehicle parc sizes, particularly in emerging markets, continue to grow.  New technologies, more vehicle models, shorter development cycles and customer diversification increases part count, volumes, inventory and supply chain logistics costs.  Today’s automotive aftermarket leaders (vehicle and parts manufacturers) face a mounting challenge to keep on top of this developing situation and ever more sophisticated customer expectations.

So ask yourself:

  • Is your aftermarket organisation capable of succeeding in this highly competitive, technology-centred, global environment?

  • Is your aftermarket supply chain agile enough to deliver demanding service standards, foster customer loyalty and maintain it?

  • Do you have the strategies, methods and governance to transform your service operations and keep yourself honest?

How We Can Help You

Our automotive consultants have enabled a wide range of automotive clients to introduce aftermarket innovation that not only reduces costs but delivers enhanced capability, stronger competitiveness and sustainable business growth.  Here are just a few ways we can help:

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Our Automotive Experience:

Servispart Consulting has experience of working with a wide variety of Vehicle Manufacturers (VM), parts manufacturers, aftermarket service providers, logistics providers and information services companies in the Automotive sector.

Our experience also spans multiple equipment manufacturing and support sub-sectors of the Automotive industry including passenger cars, commercial trucks, light commercial vans, off-road vehicles, military vehicles, specialist vehicles, commercial buses and motorcycles.

Some examples of our automotive experience and the key benefits we’ve delivered include:

  • Rapid turnaround of the global parts operations of a prestige car manufacturer to achieve best ever parts availability performance across their global network of warehouses, national sales offices, dealers and importers/partners;

  • Diagnosed supply chain logistics problems and sensitively re-built the problematic commercial relationship between an automotive vehicle manufacturer and their long-term logistics partners;

  • Reduced parts backorders by 42% and internally assembled parts backlog by 43% for a specialist vehicle manufacturer by leaning their end-to-end aftermarket process and improving parts planning, inbound logistics, quality assurance, supplier improvement, engineering, purchasing and commercial capabilities;

  • Specified, identified and selected a replacement demand/inventory planning system for the aftermarket operation of a specialist vehicle manufacturer;

  • Reviewed business strategy, objectives, current situation, market and competitive position of an automotive services company and devised a strategy and marketing plan to enter the Defence market – enabling creation of their new business unit;

  • Defined, sourced and implemented a new system for demand forecasting, inventory management and material requirements planning to deliver inventory savings and increase service parts availability for a service parts manufacturer/distributor;

  • Analysed processes, systems, organisation and practices existing between an aftermarket warehouse and the in-house parts manufacturer and specified new planning systems to improve service, reduce inventory, lead times and costs;

  • Increased asset utilisation of a 280 vehicle fleet from 20% to 95% by designing a new operational solution, procuring and appointing an external logistics service partner and integrating with existing operations of an automotive vehicle manufacturer;

  • Designed and implemented a new parts cataloguing solution to improve parts interpretation, reduce catalogue maintenance costs and reduce parts obsolescence;

  • Programme managed the final delivery of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system into an automotive aftermarket business that was experiencing major problems, delays and cost overruns.

Our Success Stories

If your business operates in the automotive aftermarket sector or is expanding into it then Servispart Consulting can help you.

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