From digital mobility to digital analytics, we help companies in the automotive sector
When people think about the external workforce, they often refer to contingent staff and purchased services, an area typically covered by legacy technology solutions like MSPs and VMS. But those don’t address a growing problem now: how to handle management duties as more outside workers are being brought into asset-intensive industries to maintain and upgrade plants or build new facilities.
This article will examine in more detail the complexity of contractor labor, its different use cases and a potential path forward for companies looking to gain control over this spend category.
Software Over The Air (SOTA) is a transformative technology that will radically change the way that the automotive industry delivers vehicle maintenance and software upgrades. The ability to deliver updates and fixes remotely has huge benefits in terms of cost saving, improved user experience and potential new revenue streams. With our comprehensive, modular approach from strategy to results, we at BearingPoint support OEMs to realize the full potential of SOTA.
In its new study, BearingPoint analyzed and evaluated the online offerings of leading automotive manufacturers in the US, China, and Europe and their online sales readiness in the respective markets. The analysis shows that OEMs serve the major markets and customer touchpoints very differently. The offerings between volume and premium manufacturers are qualitatively comparable. Electric car manufacturer Tesla stands out from the other OEMs due to its presence in all markets and sophisticated online sales offerings.
The automotive industry is changing rapidly due to the introduction of shared mobility, electric cars, and a diminishing trend of car ownership as a status symbol. Automotive after sales service providers must reinvent the way they interact with customers to survive and protect revenues.
The automotive industry is undergoing significant disruption as private car ownership continues to decline partially caused by the rise of shared mobility in many parts of the world. In these new ecosystems, the touchpoints with end-customers is quickly shifting away from automotive aftersales service providers (OEMs). The market is rapidly shifting from B2C to B2B2C and OEMs must shift now to take advantage of new ecosystems to survive.
Innovation in the Vendor Management space has led many businesses to see tapping third-party software solutions as a means to realize today’s dominant management update: digital transformation. While it is true that acquiring the latest tools will help digitize, automate, and optimize procurement processes, the assumption that vendors can do it all for you is wrong – very wrong.
So how can Procurement succeed with a successful digital transformation?