Identify, capture and grow parts and components revenue
Rapid technology adoption, increased introduction of new and revised models, platform consolidations is the new automotive industry norm. Ensuring effective capacity planning for current and future inventories directly impacts revenues and margins. To identify new opportunities for growth and, position effectively against the competition, suppliers need a comprehensive, accurate and timely source of industry, market and vehicle insight.
Built on a foundation of the most trusted source of global demand forecasts that cover 99% of global vehicle production, vehicle registration and vehicles-in-operation, Automotive delivers solutions that:
- Analyze Market Demand and Sizing – utilize market (VIO) and OE production forecasts; sourcing and risk assessments; replacement rates; light, medium and heavy-duty vehicle coverage.
- Improve product lifecycle plans – gain insights into vehicle trending; new technology developments and adoption; regulatory and compliance; coverage and retirement rates; links to ACES/TecDoc.
- Effectively position against the competition – leverage competitive production locations and forecasts and pricing.
- Improve supply chain efficiency – capitalize on insights into initial order quantities; stocking and client stocking strategies; and stock re-distribution.
Improve engineering and manufacturing operations globally
Throughout the engineering and manufacturing process, thousands of decisions are made that impact time to market, product quality, safety and cost. Maintaining or building a competitive edge relies on engineers and suppliers collaborating globally, leveraging knowledge and design reuse, and improving material and component sourcing.
Automotive helps you optimize manufacturing investments, improve engineering and operations, lower costs across manufacturing operations, and minimize risks across the supply chain.
Drive aftermarket revenue and profitability
With the lengthening of vehicle ownership, the market for replacement parts and extended vehicle service has never been greater. To capitalize on this lucrative trend, aftermarket parts and service suppliers need ready access to a comprehensive, accurate and timely source of market, PARC and VIO insight.
IHS Markit provides solutions that help suppliers:
- Analyze Markets and Size Demand – detail market growth/decline and potential; vehicle market make-up including type, age and change over time; replacement rates, part demand and sales forecasts.
- Improve Catalog Data Management – gain insights into ACES/TechDOC mapping and integration; OE and competitive pricing; eCatalog file creation; images and specifications.
- Optimize Parts Distribution Performance – capitalize on insights into initial order quantity; stocking/client stocking location strategy (garaged vs. repair); reverse distribution and redistribution.