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Automotive OEMs sit at the center of a complex, highly integrated and heavily outsourced supply chain for semiconductors. The semiconductor shortage showed that the market today is governed by chaos and disruption, and only manufacturers who are willing to create a hyper-digital, fully-integrated, fast-responding and collaboration-centric supply chain will survive.
There has been an uptake in Line Automation and Management Technologies, such as MES, in SMT. The automation and digitization of manufacturing and assembly lines is seen as a priority by industry leaders, and those who have acted now stand to gain far more than ones who choose not to.
Much like Aerospace & Defense, the Automotive industry has strong governmental oversight for both safety and Good Manufacturing Practices. Manufacturers at all levels are under constant pressure due to shrinking margins and the need to implement new innovations rapidly at low cost with high quality.