Discover new paths to overcoming automotive disruptions
Integrated logistics brings greater flexibility and agility to your supply chain.
New paths. New possibilities.
Transformational changes in the automotive industry are driving a greater focus on sustainability and connectivity in vehicles. The right logistics partner can play a significant role in helping forecast trends and creating new market opportunities. Through the power of digital visibility tools and proactive integrated solutions, Maersk can help set you on a new path to a future with long-term automotive supply chain success.
The current EV battery landscape
What does this mean for EV battery manufacturers?
Despite the critical nature of battery as a component, this market is a fairly novel and unchartered territory. This makes logistics for EV batteries complex resulting in a unique challenge for automotive companies. For automotive companies, working closely with logistics partners becomes more important than ever so that they can eliminate all pain points in this fast-moving supply chain.
This also means EV battery manufacturers need the support to adapt their supply chain in a way that’s agile enough to seize the rising market opportunities in order to have that competitive edge. Along with this they can also achieve their agenda of:
- Adapting to a nearshoring model
- Becoming more sustainable by meeting the ESG requirements
- Seize the growing EV battery demand with speed
Let’s understand how we can make this possible and the role integrated logistics plays in it.
A solution-driven approach
Aiming for an industry-wide transformation to achieve net zero in less than 20 years comes with both technological and economical challenges. A realistic way of approaching this goal is to look beyond the smaller targets like finding efficiency gains, route and modal shifts, and aim for a multi-faceted solution on efficiencies, optimisations, and fuels. Amid all this, energy transition will be the key player to drive this transformation.
Understand the challenges, implement the solutions
Creating an environmentally sustainable automotive supply chain can be a difficult task. This is because of the complexity involved in sourcing thousands of components from different parts of the world.
However, it is possible to make end-to-end automotive logistics green by understanding the different obstacles involved in the process and concentrating on implementing one sustainability initiative at a time.
Making sense of complexity
Automotive supply chains have become even more complex.
Today, the two drivetrains – internal combustion and electric – are sharing space on vehicle production lines. The epicentre of battery production has shifted to regional geographies, and zero-emission technologies are evolving at a pace that demands quick and seamless turnarounds.
With increasing customer demands and expectations, more parts are going into vehicles than ever before. As a component manufacturer, you now face an inherent need to produce more components than the OEMs themselves.
In the context of this industry-wide transformation, Antonio Fondevilla, Global Automotive Vertical Head of Maersk, explains the role that logistics can play in navigating this disruptive landscape.
Every component matters
Tens of thousands of components – big and small – go into the marvel that is an automobile. This means that all the parts need to be in the right place at the right time. Delays are not acceptable as they risk slowing down the assembly line.
To ensure that all your components move like clockwork, you need a logistics offering that gives you utmost control, reliability and transparency. From end to end, departure to destination, our automotive supply chain solutions are designed to give you just that.
Turning challenges into opportunities
Agility. It’s what your supply chain needs. Partnering with a lead logistics provider can give you a comprehensive look into the inner workings of an automotive supply chain. It allows you to develop better solutions led by digital innovation, integration, and a reliable team of highly talented professionals.
In view of the increasingly complex supplier relationships, it is important for the BMW Group to work together with suppliers to increase transparency and resource efficiency along the supply chain.
Panama regional distribution centre
One of the hallmarks of success is being at the right place at the right time. That’s exactly what our latest offering, the Panama regional distribution centre, makes possible. Strategically located at The Americas Hub, it offers last-mile distribution, air freight to 60+ countries, cross border and consolidation services, and a lot more. Experience world-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art logistics solutions, all from the Panama regional distribution centre.
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