The Automotive Supply Chain for manufacturing cars, trucks and other vehicles is one of the most complex and demanding in the world. While COVID-19 has disrupted the automotive supply chain, it has created new opportunities to establish a stronger North American footprint, utilizing automation and other new technologies. Going forward, the automotive industry may have to focus on building flexible and resilient supply chains that allow manufacturers to rapidly reorient and respond to disruptions. Risk mitigation, cost and quality will be key factors moving forward. With the rise of electric vehicles, new technologies, and tougher fuel standards, the demand for plastics in the automotive space is booming. High performance plastics will be critical as automobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) seek to reduce the overall weight of vehicles to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. In the Automotive Supply Chain, a rising preference for high performance plastics as a substitute for conventional metals is expected to fuel market growth. Attention to improved ergonomics, interior finishes, convenience features, smart technology, driver assist, minimal vibration and reduced cabin noise are all target areas for OEM’s wanting to appeal to discerning consumers. Molded, high-performance plastic parts play a critical role in achieving these goals.
About Encompass Solutions
Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.