Supply Chain Management in Automotive Industry – A Review

Abstract: This article explores the main challenges which are facing the automobile manufacturers, together with the steps which can be taken to manage the automotive supply chain and to minimize its impact. Supply Chain Management (SCM) has become one of the most complex elements in the world. Globalization has become a major part in the development of SCM practice. A superior SCM practice leads to the reduction of transportation cost, better supplier-consumer relationship and optimization of manufacturing and distribution. Many companies are continuously trying to improve their SCM practice in order to withstand their organizational competitiveness. This study discusses the various literature reviews on the complexities, implementation and functionality of SCM in the automotive industry.