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Online-Business-Evening: Impacts of the electrification on the Supply Chain in the Automotive industry

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Business Evening: Impacts of the electrification on the Supply Chain in the Automotive Industry

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Christian Moser

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On October 8, 2020 the online business evening "Effects of Electrification on the Supply Chain in the Automotive Industry" took place. Guest speaker Christian Moser, MBA, is an alumnus of the Professional MBA Automotive Industry , opens an external URL in a new windowand at DB Schenker in Global Account Management, where he is responsible for e-mobility and battery logistics.

Mr. Moser began by briefly drawing the triggers of e-mobility, the current situation and the trends of e-mobility in different regions.  Due to the shift towards electric drives, OEMs will invest more than 300 billion US dollars in the development and production of electric vehicles by 2030. According to Mr. Moser, the triggers for these investments are the oil price, government regulations, battery prices and the charging infrastructure. He reported and compared the current situation and trends of e-mobility in different countries, such as car production and battery production in Japan, USA, China and Europe. He also described the trends in inbound and outbound logistics as well as in the aftermarket and their effects in the supply chain. For example, the reduction of part numbers and complexity, the different material mix and the growing importance of IT and electronic parts influence inbound logistics to production plants. The logistics of finished vehicles is influenced to a large extent by changing customer needs. In the aftermarket, simplification and the reduced number of wear parts will change the supply chain in the future. He also sees extensive changes in the handling of lithium-ion batteries, as an essential part of the future supply chains of the automotive industry. He concluded his presentation with an outlook on how logistics providers need to prepare for these changes and mentioned the increased flexibility and adaptability as key factors.

He gave an insight into the impact and future of supply chain management for the coming years. The handling and process of parts such as batteries will not only influence production, but also the logistics industry and its players.

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