Whitepaper from Riveron:

Insights for Automotive Suppliers in 2022: Up Against the Ropes

The automotive supply base has demonstrated great resiliency in the face of an unprecedented level of challenges and ongoing disruptions associated with technological and business model changes. However, as this seemingly never-ending run of challenges and uncertainty continues, the cumulative impacts have begun to take a toll on many suppliers.

Riveron automotive industry experts provide strategic insights for auto suppliers facing a third consecutive year of challenges threatening an already fragile automotive supply base. Will this year prove to be the knockout blow for some suppliers?

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Whitepaper from Actify:

The Invisible Automotive Supply Chain Vulnerability: Program Management

The automotive supply chain contains a hidden bottleneck that could cause serious issues for OEMs and suppliers if left unchecked. Automotive program management — the collective process suppliers use to design and launch component part production — is incredibly complex and only getting more challenging. Industry stakeholders need to understand both the severity and complexity of the issue so they can take steps to improve this crucial link in the supply chain.

This whitepaper contains insights on how to do just that. Important takeaways include:

• The push for electric vehicles is putting more strain on automotive supplier program managers.

• Onboarding new program managers is a lengthy process, so capacity is limited by human capital.

• Program managers need better technology solutions to improve efficiency and collaboration across teams.

• OEMs and suppliers should work to form more collaborative partnerships to improve productivity.

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Whitepaper from Foley & Lardner

Foley White Paper Examines Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2022

Foley & Lardner LLP recently launched its annual Automotive White Paper addressing the business and legal trends that will impact the automotive industry in the year ahead.

As the world enters the third year of the pandemic and second year of severe supply chain constrictions, automotive suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are no longer trying to figure out when things will return to “normal” but how they can adapt their operations to succeed in this new and ever-changing environment. At the same time, the acceleration of electric vehicle (EV) adoption is pushing automakers to transition their fleets, OEMs to develop charging and other support networks, and the U.S. administration to pass legislation to build the necessary infrastructure. These developments, along with the rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and automated driving systems (ADSs), are causing a drastic technology-driven shift to the automotive industry that will change how companies approach intellectual property protection, labor and employment, cybersecurity, compliance, acquisitions, and contracts, among other issues.

To view Foley’s Automotive White Paper, please click here. To download the white paper, please click here. If you have any questions, contact co-editors Vanessa Miller,  Leah Imbrogno, or SAA Board Member and Foley Partner, Ann Marie Uetz.