Automotive & Assembly Insights

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Win the next normal with technology in automotive and industrial manufacturing

How to leverage Digital and Analytics for substantial EBIT improvements in automotive and industrial manufacturing in the next normal.
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Value creation in industrials

– The industrials sector is vital to global economic health. What factors help top companies stand out from the pack and generate... the greatest value?
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Subscribed to future auto finance yet?

– Auto financing’s future will be dynamic, disruptive, and different. Here’s our perspective on the European market.
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A future beyond brick and mortar: Disruption in automotive retail

– As customer expectations evolve and cost pressures rise, automotive retail strategies must also change rapidly.
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Why most eTrucks will choose overnight charging

– Electric trucks are coming, but fleets need to find the best charging strategies to keep them going.

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Understanding mobility’s second great inflection point

Senior partner Asutosh Padhi discusses the technological breakthroughs changing the mobility ecosystem and lays out what the shifts mean for automotive and other industries.

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McKinsey Electric Vehicle Index: Europe cushions a global plunge in EV sales

– McKinsey’s recent analysis of global electric-vehicle markets shows both challenges and opportunities ahead.
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The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

– As the global pandemic spreads, mobility players need to prepare for the new world ahead.

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Reimagining the auto industry’s future: It’s now or never

– Disruptions in the auto industry will result in billions lost, with recovery years away. Yet companies that reimagine their operations... will perform best in the next normal. 
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Global emergence of electrified small-format mobility

– Electric two- and three-wheel vehicles are gaining in popularity. What does the future hold for the market?
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Making the cloud pay: How industrial companies can accelerate impact from the cloud

– The cloud’s real value goes far beyond IT: it can help industrial companies reinvent how they develop, deliver, sell, and service... their products.
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Car buying in 2030

– In this video, three McKinsey partners describe how the experience of purchasing an automobile might change in the coming decade—and... how car dealerships should evolve.
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The future of car buying: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia

– Two longtime industry executives predict ‘hyper-personalization’ and more dealer partnerships.
Interview

‘Car dealers must become technology companies’: An interview with the CEO of Vertu Motors

– Robert Forrester, CEO of one of the UK’s largest motor retailers, predicts that most people will continue to buy cars from... dealerships—but that only tech-savvy dealers will stay in business.
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How consumers’ behavior in car buying and mobility is changing amid COVID-19

– A freeze in mobility was one of the most visible signs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that economies are opening up again, how... are mobility behavior and car sales changing?
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Five COVID-19 aftershocks reshaping mobility’s future

– The pandemic will change the face of mobility, both now and when the crisis ends.
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Electric mobility after the crisis: Why an auto slowdown won’t hurt EV demand

– Global auto sales plunged during the COVID-19 crisis, but electric mobility has remained remarkably resilient in some countries.... Here’s what’s ahead for the electric-vehicle market.
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Software ‘should costing’: A new procurement tool for automotive companies

– Analytics-based cost algorithms and agile-inspired methods can help OEMs reduce automotive software costs by up to 30 percent... and improve delivery timelines.
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Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs

– As sales of battery electric vehicles increase, OEMs need to focus on R&D excellence, flexible manufacturing, and value-chain... integration to improve profitability.
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