From sample request to full production in two weeks – how we helped avert a flagship SUV launch delay
Vehicles are comprised of thousands of individual components. To meet demand and achieve lean manufacturing efficiencies, every Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relies on a large network of parts suppliers. To prepare for a vehicle program’s start of production, suppliers are typically awarded with a purchase order many months in advance. In rare instances where the awarded supplier cannot meet production volumes, the OEM will turn to an alternative supplier to fill the demand.