How automotive leaders manage and use materials information
Learn why a robust, fit-for-purpose, materials information management system is a crucial requirement for today’s automotive industry.
Guest speakers from Jaguar Land Rover and TRW Automotive
The materials used in vehicles have never been under more scrutiny. The pressure to cut weight and cost is intensifying, as is the need to streamline engineering processes in the wake of reorganizations and cutbacks. With the latest materials information technology, automotive companies can create a single ‘gold source’ of company materials knowledge. Integration into enterprise-wide systems and engineering workflows can optimize material decision-making to enforce “preferred” material programs and better assess supply chain or regulatory compliance risk. In addition, a materials information management system supports strategic materials objectives in areas such as emissions reduction, control of manufacturing and warranty costs, or consolidation and productivity initiatives.
This presentation provides an introduction to this powerful technology and its use in vehicle engineering. Speakers from Jaguar Land Rover and TRW Automotive offer insights from both an OEM and a supplier perspective on the strategic importance of materials. Learn why a robust, fit-for-purpose, materials information management system is a crucial requirement for today’s automotive industry.