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Reshoring, the Value Chain and the Power of Automation

Reshoring doesn’t mean what some companies think it means

Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. is all the rage. There are many promising signs for electric vehicle (EV) evolution and infrastructure charging out of the country, but, according to The Reshoring Institute Executive Director Rosemary Coates, there’s more to it than what meets the eye.
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This episode is the first of a two-part series on reshoring featuring Rosemary Coates. Click here to listen to part two.

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Speeding Past Spreadsheets and Silos: The Intersection of IATF and MMOG/LE

We are now on Season 2 of the Automotive Supply Chain Prophets!

In this first episode of season 2, Cathy and Terry discussed the benefits of IATF and MMOG/LE. Cathy talked about leveraging the strategic view of the organization to prioritize the supply chain processes. On the other hand, Terry mentions leveraging the IT side of the organization and encouraging them to really engage in the systems.
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How MMOG/LE Is Transforming the Automotive Supply Chain

Delivering on the promise of delivery — that’s the mark of a successful automotive supply chain. But when it comes to a smooth supply chain operation, many suppliers aren’t doing nearly as well as think they are. It’s time for an efficiency check-up.

The Global Materials Management Operations Guidelines/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) is a plant-level self-assessment tool to help automotive suppliers determine how well they’re managing their supply chain — and the results are transformative. [Go To This Episode]

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Supply Chain Perspectives from Emerging EV Suppliers

Auto Supply Chain Prophets welcomes two guests from the OESA Supplier Summit in Novi, Michigan.

Supply chain shortages continue to persist in the automotive industry, but some EV parts suppliers are finding success and growing quickly despite the challenges. Jovani Gonzalez, CFO of Acument Global Technologies, and Carolyn Sauer, the business development director at Schaltbau North America, offer their perspectives on how to manage relationships with customers and suppliers.” [Go To This Episode]

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The Connected Car: The Intersection of Cybersecurity and The Automotive Supply Chain

Everyone in the automotive industry is thinking about cybersecurity. We got the opportunity to speak to not one but two thought leaders in the space — live from the OESA Summit in Novi, Michigan.

“When you have software or technology plugging into the vehicle in a totally new and different way, understanding how all of the systems around you and those specifications work is absolutely mission critical to launch,” says Jennifer Dukarski, known as “The Geek Lawyer.” [Go To This Episode]

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Legal Lessons From Automotive Supply Chain Attorney Dan Sharkey

Not everyone has their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the auto supply base today. But among the few who do is attorney, co-founder and member of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC Dan Sharkey. A well-known legal expert specializing in supply chain contract disputes, Dan knows that the world of automotive is now facing some of its biggest challenges. [Go To This Episode]

At the heart of The Prophets’ vision are “The 24 Essential Supply Chain Processes.” What are they? Find out, and see the future yourself.
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