Growing the Automotive Supply Chain: The Road Forward. 2012 Update

Schramm, S. and Holweg, Matthias (2012) Growing the Automotive Supply Chain: The Road Forward. 2012 Update. Project Report. Picsie Books, Buckingham.


The Automotive Council last year published a ‘sourcing roadmap’ ( to provide an overview of current and prospective sourcing patterns in the UK automotive industry. The aim was to serve as the empirical basis for determining and prioritising activities by the Automotive Council with the results revealing a significant opportunity to build, repatriate and retain supply chain capabilities in the UK automotive sector.

Following the 2011 report, automotive businesses have been pursuing these opportunities on a commercial basis with many making public statements about increasing local content. However the results also indicated a strategic opportunity to look beyond individual company demand to look at the aggregated purchasing power of the UK as a means to attract further investment. In order to take this forward the Automotive Council commissioned an update to the original report to take account of the significant recent investments by the sector and increased UK output.The basis of this new survey was to establish a robust list of critical parts -components and assemblies - which UK-based vehicle manufacturers were actively seeking to source from the UK.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords: supply chain, automobile industry
Subject(s): Operations management
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 16:38
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