Automotive Manufacturing Software, Production, Testing, PLM

The automotive industry involves the design, development, production, testing and sale of motor vehicles and related parts and equipment. Automotive manufacturing software solutions give automotive manufacturers the key capabilities needed to be more responsive to customers and suppliers. The manufacturing and supply chain software solutions can enable automotive companies and their suppliers to reduce time to market, improve plant floor production, and link supply chains more effectively through product lifecycle management (PLM).

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IDTechEx explores 3D electronics and additive electronics in the automotive industry

1 IDTechEx explores 3D electronics and additive electronics in the automotive industry

With 3D electronics, bulky PCBs can be replaced, resulting in sleek and integrated designs. The automotive industry is one of the largest sectors benefiting from this technology, as electronics can be printed in a thin layer onto surfaces or integrated within components, which can be particularly useful for human-machine interfaces (HMIs).

Diversity in automotive moving forward but remains stuck in the slow lane

2 Diversity in automotive moving forward but remains stuck in the slow lane

Insight from the IMI’s Diversity Task Force, published in its latest report – Driving Towards Inclusion - reveals a more positive picture of diversity in many areas.

Fuelling Innovation in Aftermarket

3 Fuelling Innovation in Aftermarket

One section of the motor trade is benefitting from the cost-of-living crisis: with consumers keeping their cars for longer, independent repairers are in huge demand. But they are also under pressure. Older cars need more repairs. They require more replacement parts, tyres and fluids. With car owners looking for value and a fast turn-around, independents are actively seeking the most efficient and effective way to source those parts.....

How control towers enable sight of the supply chain

4 How control towers enable sight of the supply chain

By Marijke Voet, Commercial Manager. TMX UK.

With supply volatility and geopolitical unrest circling, supply chain visibility has become a major priority for today’s business leaders. Control towers are enabling savvy businesses to not only solve immediate problems but identify future disruptions they wouldn’t have otherwise seen coming.

High performance computing for automotive – IDTechEx

5 High performance computing for automotive – IDTechEx

By Dr James Jeffs, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, and Dr Yu-Han Chang, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx. 

Computers on wheels. That's how people currently see cars. Practically everything that happens in a vehicle is being monitored and actuated by a microcontroller, from opening windows to calculating the optimal fuel-air mixture for the current torque demand.

UK manufacturers boosted productivity by £9.4bn in last year

6 UK manufacturers boosted productivity by £9.4bn in last year

The UK manufacturing sector was 6.6% more productive in the third quarter of 2023 than the same period in 2022, driven primarily by improvements in the automotive and broader transport equipment sector, according to analysis of ONS data from FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics, a technology company that measures machine productivity.

Exploring the power of one versus the power of many

7 Exploring the power of one versus the power of many

The automotive industry has an enviable track record in creating efficient and effective ‘build and sell’ operational processes. Yet at a time of changing automotive technology and a shifting expectation of car usage and acquisition, especially in younger generations, the temptation to focus exclusively on highly effective operational processes risks undermining customer experience and brand loyalty.

With automotive supply chains stabilising, focus on sustainability expected to rise back up automakers’ agendas

8 With automotive supply chains stabilising, focus on sustainability expected to rise back up automakers’ agendas

According to the latest report ‘The automotive supply chain: Pursuing long-term resilience’ from the Capgemini Research Institute, automotive organisations now feel more confident to tackle future supply chain disruptions.

Sticking It Together: Unveiling the Power of Industrial Adhesives in Revolutionizing Manufacturing

9 Sticking It Together: Unveiling the Power of Industrial Adhesives in Revolutionizing Manufacturing

By Greg Thomas, freelance writer.

When manufacturing, these unassuming substances play a crucial role in bringing products together. From the aerospace and automotive industries to electronics and construction, industrial adhesives provide a reliable bond that withstands immense pressure and holds everything in place.

Zofri chooses Infor WMS as its Warehouse Management System

10 Zofri chooses Infor WMS as its Warehouse Management System

Infor, the industry-specific cloud software company, has announced that Zofri, Zona Franca de Iquique will implement Infor's WMS (warehouse management system) to improve customer service, one of the most important performance indicators in the supply chain. The solution will be implemented by Cerca Technology, Infor's partner in Latin America.

Automotive manufacturing software

Automotive manufacturing software is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of software applications used in the automotive industry. These applications can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Production planning and scheduling: This software helps to plan and schedule the production of automotive parts and vehicles. This can include tasks such as determining the optimal production sequence, allocating resources, and creating production schedules.
  • Inventory management: This software helps to manage the inventory of automotive parts and materials. This can include tasks such as tracking inventory levels, identifying stockouts, and forecasting demand.
  • Quality control: This software helps to ensure the quality of automotive parts and vehicles. This can include tasks such as testing parts, tracking defects, and implementing corrective actions.
  • Manufacturing execution: This software helps to control the manufacturing process in real time. This can include tasks such as monitoring the status of production orders, tracking the progress of work orders, and issuing alerts.

The choice of automotive manufacturing software will depend on the specific needs of the business. There are a number of other software tools that can be used in the automotive manufacturing industry.

CAD software: CAD software is used to create 3D models of car parts and assemblies.
CAE software: CAE software is used to simulate the performance of car parts and assemblies under different conditions.
MES software: MES software is used to collect and track data from production machines and processes.
PLM software: PLM software is used to manage the product lifecycle from design to manufacturing to service.

These tools can help manufacturers to improve the design, manufacturing, and quality of their cars. They can also help manufacturers to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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