Manufacturing and Automotive

With its variety of markets and products, the manufacturing industry faces various strategic challenges, such as product development and positioning, market entry, and dealing with disruptive technological innovations. Just as the distinct markets are individual, the strategic challenges of our clients are specific.

We have been supporting executives in the manufacturing and automotive industry since 2010, using our process of understanding and analyzing the strategic interactions of various stakeholders, such as competitors, suppliers, dealers, major customers, market entrants, unions, and regulatory forces.



Aspects we have dealt with in the Automotive and Manufacturing industry

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Labor Negotiation

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Asian market entry

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Industry landscaping

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Multi-brand strategy

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Competitive positioning

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Customer market power

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Strategic outsourcing

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Repositioning strategy

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Defending from takeover

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New product introduction

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Copy cat defense strategy

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Maneuvering in a Price war

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Industry endgame simulation

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Handling a powerful customer

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Developing industry standards

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Handling a dominant competitor

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Assessing a disruptive strategy

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Major asset sales and spin-offs

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Reaction to patent infringement

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Handling an aggressive competitor

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Regulatory strategy approvals

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Product Development and specification

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Introduction of new production process

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Locking in a market against competitors

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Systems business and systems unbundling

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Responding to a competitor’s new product

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Disruptive technology impact and management

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Defense / Counter strategy against competitor move

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New market entry, also from and into foreign industries

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Assessment of market / competitive fitness of new technology

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Evaluation of new technology introduction on competitive dynamics

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Market consolidation and assessing prerequisites for industry recovery

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Strategic alliances, joint ventures, and partnering: forming and ending them