publication . Article . 2015


Dušan Sabadka;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015 Journal: Acta Logistica (issn: 1339-5629, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 4S go, s.r.o.
This paper lays out the main features of the global automotive industry and identifies several important trends. Logistics operations (inbound and outbound) in the automotive supply chain are complex and account for large expenses and therefore are segments in the value chainwhere improvements can be made. Better coordination between inbound and outbound logistics contributes to optimising the supply chains, to reducing inventories and to responding to consumer requests. As economies grow, the competition shifts towards brand image and customisation and here the speed and reliability of logistics operations becomes a critical elements.
free text keywords: automotive, logistics, innovation, trends, challenges, Transportation engineering, TA1001-1280, Supply chain, Humanitarian Logistics, Automotive industry, business.industry, business, Marketing, Industrial organization, Brand image, Automotive supply chain

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