Mastering automotive software-launch excellence


Automotive players can crack the code on superior launch performance by reducing complexity and increasing robustness in embedded software development. Automotive & Assembly Insights

The case for an end-to-end automotive-software platform


Software is transforming car capabilities but also creating development challenges for automotive players. Automotive & Assembly Insights


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Driving the automotive customer experience toward the age of mobility


Automotive brands need to refine and digitize the customer experience they provide—otherwise they will not be ready to develop into the mobility providers of tomorrow. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Development in the mobility technology ecosystem—how can 5G help?


Technology-driven ecosystems are emerging in the automotive industry. Here’s what companies need to know about the new automotive technology stack, the players driving this transformation, and the issues they are grappling with. Automotive & Assembly Insights

‘Our people are our destiny’: Capability building at Volvo Cars

McKinsey & Company

Björn Annwall, leader of Volvo Cars in the EMEA region, believes business leaders should be deliberate and hands-on when it comes to developing their people. Insights from McKinsey Accelerate Automotive Automotive retailing Managing in Uncertainty Innovation Growth

The changing aftermarket game—and how automotive suppliers can benefit from arising opportunities


A host of geographical and technological developments will disrupt the automotive aftermarket over the next 5 to 10 years—automotive suppliers need a clear strategic focus to win this game. Our Insights

Change vehicles: How robo-taxis and shuttles will reinvent mobility


Modeling scenarios for their development and adoption can help companies on the road ahead. Automotive & Assembly InsightsUncertainties surround the future of shared autonomous vehicles.

How smart platforms can crack the complexity challenge in project industries


Modular platform strategies—originally developed and used by high-volume automotive players—can drive value in complex, project-based industries as well. Automotive & Assembly InsightsHere’s what you need to know.

Micromobility: Industry progress, and a closer look at the case of Munich


Shared micromobility continues to develop. Automotive & Assembly InsightsWhat’s changed, and what can we learn from one city’s first 100 days with e-scooters?

Rebooting Japan’s mobility market


These developments could have implications for other places facing similar economic, demographic, and regulatory trends. Automotive & Assembly InsightsDigital players are revamping the country’s taxi industry.

Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang


The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead. Automotive & Assembly Insights

A regional view of truck-industry profit pools


How will profits for the truck industry develop in China, Europe, North America, and beyond—and what does that mean for the competitive landscape? Automotive & Assembly Insights

Reboost: A comprehensive view on the changing powertrain component market and how suppliers can succeed


New research on the potential developments of 28 powertrain component markets suggests the shifts that are coming—and suppliers should start preparing for them now. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Reboost: The changing powertrain component market and how suppliers can stay competitive


New research on the potential developments of 28 powertrain component markets suggests the shifts that are coming—and suppliers should start preparing for them now. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Autonomous-driving disruption: Technology, use cases, and opportunities


Executives in the automotive industry can keep pace with advances in autonomous driving by closely tracking developments. Our Insights

Shifting gears in cybersecurity for connected cars


To secure products across the supply chain, the automotive sector must develop new ways to collaborate. Our Insights

The Automotive Industry Then and Now: A Case for Aligned Incentives

Kates Kesler

presidential election is over, historians will be evaluating the role that the automotive industry played in its outcome for years. No doubt he would have had some provocative thoughts on these latest developments, as much of his work focused on the automotive industry. Jay Galbraith developed the Star Model for what is essentially “the visible hand” more than 35 years ago, which emphasizes the need to align all organizational levers with the business strategy.

Two Priorities to Build Up Russia’s Auto Industry: Exports and Innovation


The Russian automotive industry has experienced significant ups and downs in the past decade. We analyzed the factors affecting Russia’s automotive market and developed three potential scenarios. First, manufacturers should focus on exporting more vehicles to foreign markets, particularly in the Middle East and other developing regions. Article Wednesday, October 05, 2016.

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

Harvard Business

Arizona startup Local Motors developed “Ollie,” the self-driving bus here. Arizona’s focus on encouraging innovation, while ensuring public safety, has created an environment where the testing and development of this technology can thrive. The potential offshoots of this technology seem almost limitless – and Arizona’s commitment to developing this industry has ensured it will have a leading role in creating a new road map for transportation.

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business

At the same time, they should be developing new product offerings in areas including cyber insurance and product liability for software and sensors. Market participants who can collect, organize and analyze this data will have inherent advantages over those with less developed capabilities. Second, they can develop the needed actuarial framework and models. Business models Risk management Technology Transportation Automotive Financial Services Digital Article

The Uber-Waymo Lawsuit: It Should Be Easy to Poach Talent, But Not IP

Harvard Business

Uber insists it independently developed a sophisticated self-driving system, which it has named Fuji. Intellectual property Hiring Personnel policies Automotive Technology Digital ArticleA star employee leaves a company to join, or become, a competitor, and the former employer sues both the departing employee and the company who hired him for stealing its secrets.

Employee Burnout: How to Stop the Working Dead Apocalypse

Rallyware for Human Resources

A report stated that Japanese employees work longer hours than employees in the US, Britain, and other developed countries. Daimler, a multinational automotive corporation, in attempt to secure employees’ private time, came up with an innovative approach. Rallyware Blog employee burnout employee engagement employee training learning and development work-life balanceOne day, you enter the office and realize that things are going awry.

Tips for Case Prepping Alone

Tom Spencer

For example, if you happen to have a case revolving around car insurance, it may be worthwhile mentioning the rise of self-driving cars as an emerging trend, and the opportunities and complications this poses for the automotive insurance industry.

If Ford Wants to Beat Tesla, It Needs to Go All In

Harvard Business

” [Ford Smart Mobility’s] role is to design, develop, build, invest, and grow these mobility services. Companies have traditionally gone the self-disruption route when they’ve wanted to develop products that their existing customers would value in the future. Disruptive innovation Automotive Digital ArticleThe auto industry is facing a trio of disruptive technologies: electric batteries, autonomous vehicles, and the mobile phone.

Film 29

The Factory of the Future


The study focused on a global survey of more than 750 production managers from leading companies in three industrial sectors: automotive (which includes suppliers and original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs), engineered products, and process industries. Furthermore, we found that German companies are the most advanced: 47% of respondents said they have developed their first concepts for the factory of the future. In this report, we focus on automotive suppliers and OEMs.

What is Consulting?

Tom Spencer

Consultants can perform a wide range of tasks including framing a business problem, synthesizing large amounts of data, undertaking research, interviewing employees, developing recommendations, and presenting findings to senior management. Consultants can also provide many different services including growth strategy, pricing, marketing, supply chain optimization, software development, human resources management and economic forecasting. (Source: Flickr ).

Top 10 Consulting Firms in the Middle East

Management Consulted

Their Middle Ease portfolio includes offering services such as analytics, IT, innovation, marketing & sales, M&A, operations, strategic organization, and strategy to companies in such varied industries such as: aerospace & defense, automotives, chemicals, oil & gas, private equity, transportation, utilities, metals and mining, and healthcare. We’re continuing our Top 10 Consulting Firms series this week by focusing our expert eye on the Middle East.

3 ways to turn first-time electric vehicle owners into loyal customers

1 to 1

EV sales are growing at a rapid clip as consumer interest in sustainable products and air quality increase and automotive manufacturers deliver a wider range of EVs at different price points.

Industry-Academic Partnerships Can Solve Bigger Problems

Harvard Business

While double glazings are a norm in developed countries, moving toward double or triple glazings without having to take out the existing single glazings is a big opportunity in India, given the energy scarcity in its growing economy. IIT-Madras has developed a structural design that would allow builders to create a large number of apartment buildings in less than 30 days, using gypsum-based, prefabricated composite panels sandwiched around concrete.

Breaking down the M&A Case Study

Tom Spencer

Rationale: In both the Siri and Beats cases, Apple had the capabilities to develop the technology / product it was purchasing itself. To be more precise, they probably estimated that launching these products more quickly was worth more money than the savings they would make by developing the technology on their own. Mergers are common in the automotive industry and usually motivated by a central reason. Rationale: The cost to develop a new car platform is high.

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BTS Group specializes in digital technology, leadership development, sales training, and assessments. However, the firm operates in five main practice areas: Assessments, Business Acumen, Leadership Development, Sales Training, and Strategy Execution. In 2006, they acquired The Real Learning Company, which specializes in providing models, tools and programs for mapping, developing and managing performance for individuals and teams. Leadership Development.

Tomorrow’s Factories Will Need Better Processes, Not Just Better Robots

Harvard Business

When people think of the automotive Factory of the Future, the first word that comes to mind is automation. But the reality is that any major leap forward on cost and efficiency will no longer be possible through automation alone, since most of the tasks that can be automated in an automotive factory have already been tackled. Today, two-thirds of automotive workers—the human ones—are in the general assembly section. CSA Images/Mod Art Collection/Getty Images.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

The firm has developed an impressive client list of many Fortune 500 companies from a variety of industries, but the majority of its business comes from pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical technology firms. As an interesting aside, Simon-Kucher recently went outside the box and tried something new in the industry: they developed an iPhone app to allow businesses to perform quick analysis and find easy solutions to everyday business problems. Automotive.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

Kearney’s digital business service aims to help these companies stay at the top of their game in the digital world – separating hype from potential digital disruptors & developing specific digital strategies designed around the company’s capabilities. Kearney aims to provide support for companies by helping them stay ahead of new market developments and positioning them to capture new opportunities. Automotive. KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE.

The Secret Behind Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Ambitions

Tom Spencer

From this information, there is a very strong argument to be made that Apple wants to capture the entire autonomous car market by developing a “plug-n-play” technology. Instead of entering the car manufacturing industry themselves, they want to either partner with an automotive manufacturing company or outsource production, much like phone companies do.

Accenture Careers

The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail. Consultants in Accenture's Customer Service Transformation services work with businesses and organizations to develop a constantly growing and loyal customer base. Accenture careers are like Accenture itself - the very best there is in the world of consulting.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

IBM was founded in 1911 and has a rich history of ingenuity, deep convictions, premier research and development, and trend setting. During this same time, IBM and Coopers & Lybrand formed Meritus Consulting Services to provide strategic advice to businesses in the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and automotive industries. Automotive. IBM Global Business Services (GBS).