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2014-03-26
IHS SupplierBusiness' new Supplying the Renault-Nissan Alliance report provides a unique insight into the environment in which the OEMs make their critical sourcing decisions, analyzing how Renault-Nissan is moving forward in terms of models and technology. The report also looks at what issues are affecting the OEMs' supply and manufacturing base. The report is based on interviews with key purchasing executives, featuring IHS Automotive's industry standard forecasting and analysis on the following topics, among others: • Product and Platform Strategy • Production Strategy • Purchasing Strategy • Supplier Selection • Global Sourcing • Pricing Policy • Quality Management • Technology Development • OEM-Supplier Relations Survey Results While the primary product of the Renault-Nissan Alliance is new vehicle production, the primary purpose of the Alliance is to achieve cost savings across those business divisions integral to delivering new vehicles. This search and implementation of cross-OEM synergies has been gathering pace since the Alliance was formed in 1999, via such methods as vehicle platform sharing and whole vehicle sharing, which takes the form of cross-brand rebadging.
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2014-03-11
Timothy George Thoppil
Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications provides an in-depth assessment of the most important technology, manufacturing, and supply chain aspects of the fast-paced world of electric motors. A joint effort that brings together the technology and product strategy experience of the P3 Group and the focused reach of SAE International, Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications lends clarity combined with solid data to those interested in understanding the fundamental factors shaping this industry in the next five years. Authored by Timothy G. Thoppil, from the P3 Group, this market study draws on extensive industry experience and is supported by surveys and interviews with industry professionals from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, research institutions, and universities. Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications offers reliable market intelligence and discernment to the technical and business professionals in search of valuable input to support good decision making.
Book
2014-02-25
The Chinese Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in China, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive's Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 213 supplier profiles from China-based suppliers or the Chinese operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. Certain profiles also map out relevant automotive manufacturing and R&D locations for the supplier. Background to this report The Chinese car market experienced one of the most accelerated expansions ever recorded in the history of the automotive industry, having achieved a six-fold growth over the last decade.
Book
2014-02-25
This valuable resource lists all Aerospace Standards (AS), Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP), Aerospace Information Reports (AIR), and Aerospace Resource Documents (ARD) published by SAE. Each listing includes title, subject, document number, key words, new and revised documents, and DODISS-adopted documents. AMS Index - Now Available!
Book
2014-02-24
Jorge Segers
Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making them available to everyone. But the cost of any data acquisition system is a waste of money if the recorded data is not interpreted correctly. This book, updated from the best-selling 2008 edition, contains techniques for analyzing data recorded by any vehicle's data acquisition system. It details how to measure the performance of the vehicle and driver, what can be learned from it, and how this information can be used to advantage next time the vehicle hits the track. Such information is invaluable to racing engineers and managers, race teams, and racing data analysts in all motorsports. Whether measuring the performance of a Formula One racecar or that of a road-legal street car on the local drag strip, the dynamics of vehicles and their drivers remain the same. Identical analysis techniques apply. Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team’s running budgets.
Book
2014-02-18
This new addition to the Supplying the OEMs series of reports takes a look at Swedish premium manufacturer Volvo. The report examines the company’s product and platform strategy, including the upcoming SPA and CMA platforms. The report also goes inside the Volvo’s purchasing strategy, including an in-depth interview with Lars Wrebo, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Manufacturing at Volvo. The report also looks at the company’s current manufacturing sites based in Sweden, its future production strategy for China, the relationship with parent company Geely, and looks at OEM-supplier relations. The report is backed up with IHS Automotive production forecasts for the Volvo brand; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. Volvo is one of the most iconic and best-known Swedish brands. Although a relatively small company, assembling fewer than 500,000 cars per year in recent times, it is arguably one of the best-known automotive companies world-wide. Its widespread recognition derives from its reputation for leading-edge safety technology and environmental compliance.
Book
2014-02-12
The European Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in Europe, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 190 supplier profiles from Europe-based suppliers (including every one of the top 50 European suppliers), or the European operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. The European automotive supply base is a key industrial sector in Europe with five million people employed at component manufacturers in 2012 and a major contributor to European innovation with, according to European supplier association CLEPA, over EUR15 billion spent annually by suppliers around the continent.
Book
2014-01-03
Anders Parment
The car - once everybody's dream and a key status symbol in most countries and cultures - has been extensively questioned in the last decades and in the last few years particularly. Urbanization, traffic congestion, pollution problems, heavy reliance on scarce oil supplies, safety issues and ever-growing competition, have all provided significant business challenges for the automotive industry. Many car manufacturers have had to fundamentally rethink their design, brand and marketing strategies to thrive in a savvy, consumer-led culture, and markets that are becoming increasingly restrictive in size and opportunity. Auto Brand provides a roadmap to branding and marketing success in the automotive industry from a leading industry expert and features: • Case studies on major car brands personally conducted by the author including: Audi, BMW, Holden, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo • The findings from 100 interviews conducted with CEOs, marketing managers, sales managers, sales people, after sales managers at all levels from the manufacturer level to small rural dealers, as well as industry experts, policy makers, free-stranding repair shops and professional organizations • The results of a new international study on car buyer behavior based on 4,700 survey answers Auto Brand is essential reading for marketing managers, sales managers, CEOs, development managers and dealers in all types of companies in the car industry including: manufacturers, national sales companies/importers, dealers, finance companies, insurance companies, free-standing repair shop channels and more.
Book
2013-12-12
The future looked bleak for Chrysler when the carmaker entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2009. With an aging product range and little access to credit, it appeared only to be a matter of time before the liquidators were called in. But having been rescued by the Fiat Group, four years on, the US OEM is now experiencing one of the strongest sales periods in company history, with the cash earned being used to develop new models, improve internal efficiencies and possibly expanded production to new global regions. Although the Fiat Chrysler Group might appear an unlikely pairing, closer inspection uncovers that the tie up makes sense on a number of levels. For example, each OEM has a series of mutually exclusive technologies that are - or will be - shared across the other company; in Fiat’s case, the Italian carmaker is an expert in fuel efficiency and lightweighting, while Chrysler can be considered a D-segment and SUV specialist. But there are also complementary elements. For example, neither company has invested great amounts in proprietary petrol/electric hybrid technologies, which means they are both free to co-develop new, highly-efficient petrol and diesel powertrains without the financial drag of supporting an additional technology stream.
Book
2013-12-01
Raghu Das, Peter Harrop
This master report summarizing and forecasting every sector of the EV industry remains unique. It adds new sectors as they become substantial, the latest being car-like MicroEVs homologated as quadricycles in Europe. In the last year it has become a more closely integrated market - pure electric and hybrid whether on land, water or airborne. For example, Nissan has launched hybrid cars selling in tens of thousands yearly. The e-bike company Brammo has taken orders for 4,000 of its $20,000 record-breaking e-motorbike on its launch in the USA. Previously, e-motorbikes have been merely a curiosity. Many profitable niches are emerging just as the largest major sectors are changing in importance; the industrial and commercial sector is now bigger and much more profitable than e-cars, and is set to remain so for at least eight more years. All components are changing with supercapacitors sometimes replacing or partly replacing batteries and also new types of battery, energy harvesting, power electronics and structure powering growth in this already huge and prosperous business.
Book
2013-11-21
Polymer Matrix, Metal Matrix, and Structural Sandwich Composites 5-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 5-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites and metal matrix composites, as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites used in military and commercial vehicles. Volume 1 contains guidelines for determining the properties of polymer matrix composite material systems and their constituents, as well as the properties of generic structural elements, including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, statistical analysis, and other related topics.
Book
2013-11-01
Peter Harrop
All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. Indeed, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023. Today, the motors that propel electric vehicles on land, through water and in the air are mainly brushless because brushed commutator motors are on the way out. Most of the number and the value of those brushless traction motors lies in permanent magnet synchronous ones, notably Brushless DC "BLDC", a form with trapezoidal waveform, and Permanent Magnet AC "PMAC", a type with a sinusoidal waveform. No matter: they both have excellent performance including simple provision of reverse and regenerative braking. However, that dominance is about to change. The main reason is not those well publicized but elusive in-wheel motors coming in at two to six per vehicle but simply the move to much larger vehicles and therefore motors.
Book
2013-11-01
Ian K. Jennions
Although the concept of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) can be complex in its implementation, it is essentially based upon a simple idea: the more you know about a particular machine’s ability to function, the quicker you can act to prevent malfunctioning. This rapidly developing area of engineering seeks to enable better management of both the vehicle and vehicle fleet health. Use of IVHM can improve vehicle reliability, safety, and reduce unnecessary, unscheduled maintenance through the use of diagnostic and prognosis systems that monitor data and overall vehicle health. From an initial idea by the SAE IVHM Steering Group, these books have been collaboratively written by experts from academia, research and industry, and represent the collective voice of the most qualified authorities in the field. This groundbreaking set addresses both basic and advanced concepts critical for the understanding of IVHM, along with the commercial justification for the adoption of a new modus operandi in asset health management, and its impact on business strategy and technology.
Book
2013-10-24
The Indian automotive industry is currently going through one of its most challenging phases so far. Vehicle sales are set to register a negative growth in 2013 – first time in more than a decade – compared with the previous year. Official data shows that vehicle sales in India declined at a high single-digit rate year on year in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 2012. This downward spiral has prompted automakers and suppliers to cut production to avoid excess inventory build-up. Besides, there’s little respite on the cost front. Though there has recently been some softening in raw materials prices, other costs such as wages, cost of power and finance expenses, continue to erode suppliers’ operating margins. The Indian automotive industry at the moment is facing multiple challenges such as slowing economic growth, high inflation and high interest rates – compared with many of its peers. IHS however is sanguine about the country’s growth trend in the medium to long term, and forecasts recovery in vehicle sales in 2014, and high single-digit growth in vehicle sales for the rest of this decade.
Book
2013-10-07
Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. The production model is the result of a lengthy process of testing aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling. The new technologies introduced in these vehicles reflect changing standards as well as trends of the market. From Acura to Volvo, this book provides a snapshot of the key engineering concepts and trends of the passenger vehicle industry over the course of a year. For each of the 43 new production models, articles from Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine detail technology developments as well as a comprehensive look at the 2013 passenger car models. This book provides those with an interest in new vehicles with all the information on the key automotive engineering and technology advancements of the year. AEI’s association with SAE International guarantees that these articles come from a trusted and reliable source with a reputation 100-plus years in the making.
Book
2013-10-03
Polymer Matrix and Structural Sandwich Composites 4-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 4-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites used in military and commercial vehicles. Volume 1 contains guidelines for determining the properties of polymer matrix composite material systems and their constituents, as well as the properties of generic structural elements, including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, statistical analysis, and other related topics.
Book
2013-10-01
Honda's October 2013 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D teams. This edition brings 23 original papers on the introduction of new technologies, spanning automobile, motorcycle, power products, and aircraft engines, to mention the most meaningful. This title covers the main following topics: • Development of Sport Hybrid i-MMMD control system for the 2014 Accord • Development of robotic lawnmower Miimo • Research on combustion improvement techniques by intake valve offset and squish effect • Identification of mechanism of transmission of flow-induced noise through glass for vehicle interior noise reduction • Design appearance evaluation tool for non-prototype development • Flat belt test system for suspension and tire measurement
Book
2013-09-24
Following on from the various crises of 2009, 2010 and 2011, Toyota has surged back to reclaim the title of top global automotive manufacturer (by volume). There are a series of factors supporting this recovery, but in much the same way that the supplier community assisted the OEM to maintain output during those bad years, those same companies have been integral to the company’s on-going rebound. As the company increases output, this support has centered on managing to deliver a substantial increase in total part volumes, a difficult task after many tier suppliers had reduced production capacity in line with Toyota’s declining output over the preceding years. This has meant investing to ramp up in line with output, while still developing new technologies and working with the OEM to support production of next-generation models. The other side to the coin is that many of the preferred suppliers working with Toyota are also part owned by the OEM and many of those same companies rely on the OEM for most of their business, so there is a vested interest in supporting the carmaker.
Book
2013-08-29
This report takes a look at Jaguar Land Rover's recent model performance and its plans for global expansion, including an in-depth interview with David Allen, Purchasing Director for Jaguar Land Rover. The report also looks at the current manufacturing sites based in the United Kingdom, examining the purchasing function, access to finance in the UK, and near-term production forecasts for the group. In addition, there is analysis of the company's relationship with its suppliers, its forward model program, and details of parts supplied by over 130 suppliers to Jaguar Land Rover models. Jaguar Land Rover is one of the great success stories of the UK automotive industry in recent times. Moreover, it has begun the process of transforming itself from a relatively small, niche, UK-based supplier into potentially a major player in the premium automotive market. The last few years have seen a continuous rise in UK production – with some suggestions that at its two main sites, Solihull and Halewood, it could soon face capacity constraints.
Book
2013-07-31
The South Korea Supplier Report features a comprehensive overview of the automotive industry in South Korea, including a macro-economic overview, government policy and planned investment by OEMs and suppliers. The report examines in-depth the manufacturing advantages of South Korea, as well as giving an overview of which OEMs have the greatest presence there. Furthermore, it features an overview of production in 2012, as well as forecast numbers and detailed company profiles for 61 South Korean suppliers The Korean automotive industry has grown into a world class industry, since its government-driven inception in the 1980s. Today, South Korea is a major manufacturer and exporter of automobiles and ranks 5th in the world, behind China, USA, Japan and Germany. In 2012, 4.2 million vehicles were produced, although this is still a 2% decline from 2011. Over the last five years, South Korea has also developed into a major exporter of vehicles, selling roughly two-thirds of its total production annually to overseas markets.
Book
2013-07-17
It is not simple good fortune that has seen BMW rise to become the current number one global premium vehicle manufacturer. Starting with inspired design and impeccable build quality, the OEM has gone on to introduce a series of innovative technologies that have served to develop an enviable market reputation around the world. In order to meet increasing customer demand in various key markets, the OEM has invested in a series of local production plants. These combine both the latest production expertise from Germany with local market features to deliver a product that is both intrinsically solid while also incorporating a range of surprise-and-delight elements that appeal to local customers. To source these innovations, BMW has relied on its own in-house technology development, but a far greater percentage of individual items are developed and delivered by tier suppliers, many of which have been working with the company since its inception. Yet there are still opportunities for companies with new ideas to work with BMW, as the OEM is actively searching for improved versions of existing technologies and wholly new ideas that will continue to give the OEM its market edge as it continues with its Strategy Number ONE, a programme designed to maintain BMW’s leading market position through 2020.
Book
2013-07-16
The OEM-Supplier Relations report provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of relations between carmakers and their suppliers, as assessed through the SuRe (Supplier Relationship) index which has recently been updated for 2013. In this global report IHS SupplierBusiness analyses the global trends in OEM-supplier relations, with a focus on those aspects of the relationships which have a major impact on suppliers' operational and financial performance (e.g. Profit Opportunity for suppliers & OEM Organization rating). The 35 OEMs covered in this study are under five categories (Profit potential, Organization, Trust, Pursuit of Excellence and Outlook), which are the main metrics defining the quality of relations between OEMs and suppliers according to the study. The study features analysis of the results for each category, including the definition of benchmarks and outliers at the OEM level in each category, therefore making the report a valuable indicator of the state of relations between OEMs and suppliers and a must-read for all stakeholders in the automotive industry.
Book
2013-06-11
The ASEAN region is also home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. In 2012, the collective ASEAN member nations saw an average GDP growth of 4.8%. This has begun to make all industry players including governments increasingly knowledgeable and tuned into the opportunities. Governments are seeing that targeted regulations can attract investments, investors are choosing the most promising markets to enter and both OEMs and suppliers are looking to benefit. The growth of automotive production in the ASEAN region has in tandem spurred the growth of an automotive supplier industry. With very few local automotive suppliers that could initially supply the parts and the quality required by international carmakers, international suppliers had to follow suit and supply components locally. This second edition report provides a detailed look at the ASEAN Automotive & Supplier Market, focusing on Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. For each country, the report examines the macro economic situation, planned investment in infrastructure development, national automotive policy and plans, manufacturing advantage, structure of the automotive industry, investments by OEMs, investments by vehicle component suppliers, who supplies whom information, and the opportunities and future outlook of the region.
Book
2013-06-01
David Saddington
In the six years since the last edition of this report, the use of pressure charging techniques has expanded dramatically, and the number of applications has continued to grow. What we have seen in recent years is the ascendancy of the turbocharger and its use by almost every major manufacturer, as well as the adoption of new arrangements that combine turbocharger and supercharger technologies to deliver characteristics superior to what either technology could deliver individually. The global demand for turbochargers is rising fast; there are a number of key market drivers fuelling this growth, namely tightening regulation governing emissions and fuel efficiency, the high price of fuel, and the popularity of direct injection petrol and diesel-powered cars. The trend towards engine downsizing for improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions continues to gain pace, leading to increasing demand for turbocharging for petrol engines. The changing regulatory environment is challenging automakers across the globe to create cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that are also able to satisfy the performance requirements of demanding consumers.
Book
2013-05-29
Since the last tire report prepared in the first half of 2011, the world of tires has changed. From the strong recovery of 2010-2011 and following brief period of sustained growth, the market has entered another slow-down. The European tire market in particular has eased substantially and can be regarded as in a state of crisis for all the key segments with weak demand and reduced tire sales exacerbated by de-stocking, reduced demand and consumers switching from premium brands to lower-priced imports. Meanwhile the US has seen zero growth during 2012 while China, on the other hand, has seen its volumes increase and it is projecting further increase in 2013. China now dominates global tire manufacture, making more car and truck tires than any other country. Although much of that growth has been driven by exports, China’s domestic market remains the only major market to have shown sustained positive growth in the last five years. Trends in the Global Tire Industry is an in-depth study of the sector with detailed analysis of those internal and external drivers influencing the development of the industry.
Book
2013-05-22
'Supplying to Mercedes-Benz' looks at what changes are happening at Mercedes in order for the OEM to accomplish the goals outlined in its "Commitment to Excellence in Procurement". The author also takes an in-depth look at how the changes have affected procurement activities and the developments that are likely over the coming years as the company expands its global production footprint. It takes in the brand's model, platform and production strategy and delves into the purchasing strategies at Mercedes with analysis of global purchasing, supplier selection, technology and quality expectations. This report is packed full of insight, data and analysis that will prove invaluable to those partnering or looking to work with one of the global automotive industries most highly regarded players. Mercedes-Benz has announced that it plans to become the best-selling premium brand in the world by 2020. While the introduction of these new models will undoubtedly push the OEM towards that goal, the company has never been under such pressure to both introduce this number of new models and maintain its world-renowned levels of quality.
Book
2013-05-20
The mission of the SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles to showcase state-of-the-art engineering research by promoting high quality theoretical and applied investigations. The Journal achieves this goal by publishing only those peer-reviewed scientific papers on the design, modeling, controlling, and testing of commercial vehicles which bring strong empirical and theoretical contributions to the current and future body of knowledge. Topics of interest for the SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles include but are not limited to the following topics: vehicle dynamics, green design, modeling, simulation, performance optimization electronic/mechatronic systems, advanced concepts and technologies noise, vibration, harshness, crashworthiness, fatigue/durability, reliability analysis on-road/off-road terrain characterization/modeling, and vehicle-terrain interaction driver assistance and autonomous system; driver vigilance modeling and sensing energy conservation/recovery
Book
2013-05-15
The third edition Turbocharger Report examines the current market drivers affecting this sector; including fuel economy and CO2 emissions, engine downsizing and criterion emissions. The report goes on to provide market dynamics and forecasts for light-duty and medium and heavy duty engines and features a detailed section on the latest technologies in this sector. Furthermore, The Automotive Turbocharger and Supercharger Report -2013 Edition considers the future of turbocharging and supercharging and features the major market participants.
Book
2013-05-03
The North American supplier industry has been in the spotlight over the last few years, having undergone a series of shocks at its fundament; from the bankruptcies of prominent large domestic suppliers including Visteon, Lear, Delphi, Metaldyne and Hayes Lemmerz, to the concerns of widespread and disordered bankruptcies following the pre-packaged Chapter 11 of some of their major customers. Defying the doomsayers, there have been fewer bankruptcies than expected so confidence has returned to an industry that burned the fingers of many investors. The industry has emerged from the two-year shock with stronger financials. Two major initial public offerings (Delphi and Allison Transmission) were further signs of increased confidence in the North American supplier industry. This report looks at the IHS Automotive sales and production data for North America; OEM activity and supplier management; recent developments within the supply base; profitability, revenue and costs outlook; and the capital spending and investment momentum of suppliers.
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