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Webinar: Gain a Competitive Edge as an Automotive Supplier with Advanced Planning and Scheduling

An on-demand IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, Sponsored by Siemens

Date: This webinar is now available on-demand
Originally Broadcast:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:00pm EDT (GMT -4, New York)
1 Hour
Event Type:
On-Demand Webinar

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OEM’s, Tier I and Tier II Automotive manufacturing strategies are changing:

  • There’s a strong possibility that the structure of the industry could change, with automakers dis-integrating more of the vehicle’s component manufacturing or specializing in vehicle categories making the adoption of flexible manufacturing systems inevitable.
  • Automotive component manufacturers are exploring manufacturing operations technology adoption to improve returns of capital.
  • The high-host of capital is leading Tier I and Tier II manufacturers to focus on strategic cost reductions by increasing asset and resource utilization.

Automotive manufacturers also face technological obstacles while meeting these goals. Industry experts have observed the following common challenges:

  • Many auto suppliers have challenges in Synchronizing Demand Signals with Manufacturing Execution.
  • Although Lean Manufacturing Principles have been existent in factories, technologies that sustain lean processes and documentation are yet to be realized.
  • Uncertain demand from customers is creating more pressure on auto suppliers to supply on-time with effective asset and resource utilization.
  • Companies with ERP still have Production Scheduling done on disparate systems like spreadsheets, often leading to wasted effort and rework.
  • Over 1/2 of the top performing companies are not able to quickly respond to customer demand changes accurately or even predict the impact of the changes on capacity utilization.

Do any of these challenges apply to your company?

To get a jumpstart on your competition, view “Gain a Competitive Edge as an Automotive Supplier with Advanced Planning and Scheduling” Webinar where Dave Snyder, Siemens MOM Channel Manager, and Nikhil Joshi, Founder & Director, SNic Solutions, a well-known Advanced Planning and Scheduling Subject Matter Expert will share the best practices adopted for production planning and scheduling by automotive suppliers.




Dave Snyder, Siemens MOM Channel Manager

Dave Snyder is the Channel Sales Executive for the Siemens MOM products include Preactor Advanced Planning & Scheduling. He has spent 30 years helping manufacturing companies increase their profitability by applying best practices in the area of Advanced Planning & Scheduling.

Nikhil Joshi, Founder & Director, SNic Solutions

Nikhil Joshi is dedicated to enabling small and medium business (SMB) of the world achieve improvements in efficiency and delivery using technology.

He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) with specialization in Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Supply Chain Planning (SCP) systems with APS software.

Customers today are keen to work with manufacturers using technology based systems and processes increasing the pressure on manufacturers to move from a fire-fighting culture to a more proactive culture of predicting problems and doing something the problems in advance using manufacturing operations management technologies.

Under Joshi's leadership, SNic Solutions has enabled many Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment Manufacturers work towards continuously improving their manufacturing operations productivity, On-Time Delivery and Work in Capital Optimization. In the Industry 4.0 era, merely working on continuous improvements without technology enablement can lead to failure to sustain the improvements.

An Industrial & Systems Engineering Professional with more than 12 years of experience in Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment Manufacturing organizations, he is also an Executive Alumni of Harvard Business School and Indian School of Business. 


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