Why the Automotive sector?
The automotive sector has been one of the hardest hit by the current global recession. Car sales, both to individuals and to industry and business, have fallen significantly for the large companies in this sector, along with profits and margins. Efforts by the government to encourage car sales are not having the desired effect.
In order to attract customers, companies are offering significantly more options for customising products. The configuration of vehicles is becoming increasingly complex, and this complexity is passed through to the other levels in the value chain. It is also important to adapt production to match sales in order to avoid excessive stocks, which is difficult to deal with in the current market. The questions of what, how much, where and how to produce require more tailored responses.
In addition to configuration and production, another problem faced by this sector is its dealership network, usually managed by people unconnected to the company but who require services from the manufacturer, ranging from the manufacturing itself to the supply of spare parts and other materials. In this respect, the manufacturers act as distributors and retailers for their dealers.
The complexity of the business, combined with the sector’s current problems, requires the search for new solutions that suit the new needs.
What do we offer?
Many companies in this sector have already seen how analytical techniques can significantly help them to improve their operating efficiency, with a direct impact on their profits. Applying advanced analytical techniques makes it possible to analyse and use large volumes of data and variables. This is useful for tasks such as creating work schedules, planning production and maintenance, network design for distribution centres, etc. by generating solutions to these problems that far exceed any that could be achieved by simply using the human mind.
To do this, we carry out projects offering consultancy services and the implementation and maintenance of decision support systems that, based on these analytical techniques, are able to provide key information for decision making. On many occasions this is completely automated. In an industry such as the automotive sector, implementing and using analytical techniques to resolve problems is a key factor in guaranteeing its future.
Decide is a company with years of experience in both the technology needed and in this specific sector. Aware of our customers’ needs, we offer technological consultancy services in order to identify the best option for dealing with a problem, and we then undertake the development and implementation of the necessary software, offering an end-to-end service to our customers. Leading companies in the automotive sector have already benefited from the services provided by Decide.