Agile, flexible methodology & digital technology is changing world of the automotive industry

Manufacturing is changing the way we build things.

This is not confined to innovative technology but in the way business aligns itself with new horizon thinking especially in the automotive industry with promotion of rethinking about the way it is built, how it is built and why it is built.

The smart businesses realise that to survive and prosper they need to both adopt efficiencies that technology can deliver as well as enhancing collaborative and mutually beneficial industrial alliances. This extends to technology provision, skills acquisition and strong, robust supply chain.

This is especially true with the potential Horizon Shift for Big Data, A.I., IoT specifically for autonomous, connected and electric vehicle creation of our Future Mobility, that will ultimately redefine the consumer experience.

Moreover, for the manufacture of cars, adoption of bleeding edge technology is often confined to R&D or prototyping, however, recent enhancement and acceptance of fast moving agile technology trends and processes can be integral to now build vehicles digitally. This is specifically achievable within low volume and bespoke automotive manufacture from concept-to-product, digitally. These businesses can be viewed as digital atelier’s.

Rapid evolution in manufacturing technology requires extensive practical investment in processes and skills, which extends throughout the entire value chain including adoption of sophisticated supply chain viability especially within a global transaction process.

Equally, adopting a connected, collaborative and cooperative ethos with business partners that have existing compelling playbook will define positive partnerships within an entire value chain.

The 4thIndustrial Revolution asks questions of commerce traditionally, the bar to entering the automotive market has long been punishingly high, but even those that perish will more than likely leave a mark, shaping the survivors in ways that we can only begin to imagine now.

Furthermore, examples of businesses such as Tesla that are truly disrupting the way they build their products, and how they adopt a ‘Start Up’ ethos and agility into the business culture and user/owner experience. These disruptions are crucial changes that will define vehicle manufacture.

What this indicates is that change is afoot and that a pandoras box of specialist and exciting brands will emerge who will likely define the technology and methodology changes that will create the new value set for the automotive world and clearly offers a super exciting, varied future of mobility.

The Ed

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