1. Market Research
  2. > Automotive
  3. > Auto Part Market Trends

Supplying the Fiat Chrysler Group

  • December 2013
  • 132 pages
  • Supplier Business
Report ID: 1931484

Summary

Table of Contents

Understanding the purchasing and production operations of global OEMs is increasingly important for suppliers, as they face increasing platform consolidation and intensifying competition for new business

IHS SupplierBusiness' new Supplying the Fiat Chrysler Group Report provides a unique insight into the environment in which the OEMs make their critical sourcing decisions. The report analyses the ways in which Fiat Chrysler is moving forward in terms of models and technology and looks in-depth at what issues are affecting the OEM in terms of supply and manufacturing.

The report is based on interviews with key purchasing executives, featuring IHS Automotive’s industry standard forecasting and analysis on the following topics:
• Product and Platform Strategy
• Production Strategy
• Purchasing Strategy
• Supplier Selection
• Global Sourcing
• Pricing Policy
• Quality Management
• Technology Development
• Interviews with Key Executives
• OEM-Supplier Relations Survey Results
• SWOT Analysis
• Global Footprint
• Forward Model Programme

About this report

The future looked bleak for Chrysler when the carmaker entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2009. With an aging product range and little access to credit, it appeared to be only be a matter of time before the liquidators were called in. But having been rescued by the Fiat Group, four years on the US OEM is now experiencing one of the strongest sales periods in company history, with the cash earned being used to develop new models, improve internal efficiencies and possibly expanded production to new global regions.

Although the Fiat Chrysler Group might appear an unlikely pairing, closer inspection uncovers that the tie up makes sense on a number of levels. For example, each OEM has a series of mutually exclusive technologies that are - or will be - shared across the other company; in Fiat’s case, the Italian carmaker is an expert in fuel efficiency and lightweighting, while Chrysler can be considered a D-segment and SUV specialist. But there are also complementary elements. For example, neither company has invested great amounts in proprietary petrol/electric hybrid technologies, which means they are both free to co-develop new, highly-efficient petrol and diesel powertrains without the financial drag of supporting an additional technology stream. This has resulted in the Ram 1500 being the first light pickup in North America being offered with a diesel engine, while the Ram 2500 has a petrol/CNG bi-fuel option.

Supplying the Fiat and Chrysler Group 2013 is a full analysis of the relationship between the two OEMs, covering such elements as the top-selling models across both companies, the top 10 most-used platforms (by volume) and the combined global manufacturing footprint of Fiat and Chrysler. In addition to this, the report also examines how Purchasing across the two carmakers is being drawn closer together. By the end of 2014, it is claimed that the two OEMs will share two-thirds of all suppliers and to further take advantage of the synergies, there are plans to create a cross-company Purchasing IT network. How this will affect the value chain is covered in the report, as is the push to achieve further transparency in the supply chain and improve quality.

Currently, Fiat and Chrysler are experiencing vastly different fortunes dependent on global region, but taking into account the cyclical nature of these markets and the automotive business as a whole, this larger, combined footprint will help to balance the overall performance of both companies. Supplying the Fiat Chrysler Group examines how the two OEMs will move forward as they work together to expand brand footprints, while jointly developing new global and regionally-defined vehicles - and a new global vehicle group. In addition, the report includes interviews with group suppliers Autoliv and Robert Bosch, and also Scott Kunselman, vice-president of Purchasing and Supplier Quality at Chrysler.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Ahmad helps you find the right report:

Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Valeo S.A. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

  • $ 350
  • Company report
  • May 2017
  • by MarketLine

Valeo S.A. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report Summary Marketline's Valeo S.A. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes ...

Faurecia S.A. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

  • $ 350
  • Company report
  • May 2017
  • by MarketLine

Faurecia S.A. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report Summary Marketline's Faurecia S.A. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report ...

Continental AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

  • $ 350
  • Company report
  • May 2017
  • by MarketLine

Continental AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report Summary Marketline's Continental AG Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments ...


ref:plp2013

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.