The global economic slowdown hit the auto industry especially hard and demand has only now begun to recover. With the entire value chain under intense pressure, automakers are struggling to combat growing competition, pricing pressures, the rising cost of raw materials, and excess production capacity and staff.
While vehicle sales are falling in developed countries, they are increasing in China, India and Russia and it won’t be long before these vehicles will be exported for the first time. While fuel efficiency has become a key selling point, tough emission standards are being adopted in several states and alternate energy research is gathering momentum which will have long-term ramifications. The manufacturing process is also changing – more and more components are being outsourced and the sharing of parts and designs is increasing. And telematics, particularly in the luxury sector, has become not just essential, but also a key differentiator.
With deep experience in this sector, and a newly expanded portfolio of services available through our recent acquisition of Dell Services, now NTT DATA Services, we can help you meet these challenges head on through the innovative application of information technology to make supply chain collaboration easier and your business more efficient, agile and competitive - locally, nationally and globally. While we work to integrate our portfolios, we invite you to learn more about NTT DATA Services’ automotive solutions.