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State of the automotive industry

Challenges brought on by COVID-19

1. Disrupted supply chain

2. Shutdown of manufacturing

3. Liquidity

4. Drop in vehicle sales

How automotive companies can respond now


How OEMs should respond to the ongoing crisis: Start by implementing immediate measures for people’s safety. To ensure an effective collaboration across your organization, set up a digital workplace. Also, make sure to create transparency to enable effective decision making.


How OEMs should reset their ways of working: Identify hidden and trapped value, especially in operating costs. Consider a flexible supply chain to be able to pivot your product portfolio. And stay sharp regarding risks across all functional areas.


How OEMs should renew for the ‘new normal’: Review strategic roadmaps and investment efforts and reprioritize them. At the same time, scan the market for inorganic growth opportunities. This includes creating cost efficient operational strength by redesigning towards intelligent operations. It also requires digitally enabled people and back office processes.

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Teodoro Lio

Senior Managing Director – Consumer and Manufacturing Industries

Roland Mayr

Senior Managing Director

Yuma Yano

Managing Director – Japan Automotive Lead

Andrea Cardoso

Managing Director – Latin America Automotive Lead