Jul 14, 2020

Deloitte: Supply Chain And Manufacturing Operations

Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Jack Grimshaw
2 min
Deloitte Supply Chain And Manufacturing Operations
Businesses can’t ever hope to succeed if the operations function fails to meet the required standard, regardless of how good the business strategy is...

Deloitte is a global, industry-wide leader in supply chain and manufacturing operations, delivering help to companies around the world as they look to integrate business strategies with better supply chain initiatives and drive improved operational excellence.

The company’s wealth of industry experience helps it to cover all new product development, inventory strategy and integrated demand planning, sourcing and commodity management, manufacturing footprint strategy and operations, distribution network and logistics optimisation, and sustainability under its portfolio of solutions.

Deloitte uses a series of programmatic approaches to leverage the capabilities of its analytics, helping it to offer managed services to drive improved top-line growth, lower costs, a reduction in response times, and an increase in productivity across business operations.

As companies around the world continue to embark on linear transformations of their sequential supply chains, in a bid to create innovative digital supply networks (DSNs), the importance of ecosystem partners and effective planning becomes amplified. Synchronised planning and fulfillment helps businesses to monitor data flows continuously, enabling the accurate planning of production to meet actual demand, and creates a more dynamic and flexible supply network with much greater efficiency.

Manufacturers must ensure that they are prepared strategically for anything to have a competitive edge over their competitors. Deloitte provides manufacturers and supply chain leaders with supply chain and manufacturing operations solutions, helping translate practical operational plans into effective strategies.

By finding ways to improve operational performance across complex value chains, Deloitte helps companies around the world implement new strategies and find value in new places. Manufacturing capacity, core versus noncore products, the location where products are made, the location of manufacturing sites, and their supply bases that support them are all covered by the Deloitte solutions, covering as far as advanced manufacturing technologies.

Deloitte’s six steps to synchronised planning and fulfillment

Businesses can benefit significantly from synchronised planning and fulfillment strategies. They can enable reconfigured supply chain planning and fulfillment ecosystems, and help organisations to drive continuous growth and optimisation.

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Jun 17, 2021

Canoo Awards Manufacturing Contract to VDL Nedcar

Canoo
VDLNedcar
EVs
Manufacturing
2 min
Canoo, a trailblazing company in the electric vehicle (EVs) manufacturing industry, has officially announced owned and contract manufacturing plans

Canoo, a trailblazing company in the electric vehicle (EVs) manufacturing industry, has officially announced owned and contract manufacturing plans that will ensure the company manages to deliver on its promise to consumers of production and delivery of vehicles in Q4, 2022. 

 

During the company’s first Investor Relations Day, Chairman & CEO of Canoo, Tony Aquila, named VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner. VDL Nedcar, which I’m sure many of you will already have heard of, is the only independent Vehicle Contract Manufacturer in the Netherlands and has enjoyed fifty years of growth under owners, including Mitsubishi Motors and Volvo cars. According to the report, Nedcar will manufacture the Lifestyle Vehicle for the United States and European Union markets, while Canoo builds a US-based mega micro-factory. 

 

 

"We conducted an exhaustive search, invested significant amounts of time and resources that span the globe, in our search for our Phase 1 contract manufacturer. VDL Nedcar is the right partner," said Tony Aquila, Investor, Chairman and CEO of Canoo, Inc. "They are the top trusted European manufacturer building high-quality products for leading OEMs, and they significantly outcompeted the other contenders. VDL is also independently owned by the van der Leegte family of entrepreneurs - which aligns with our commitment to support businesses that form the backbone of communities. This strategic partnership will enable us to deliver vehicles to market while we build our Phase 2 factory in Oklahoma. It also strongly positions us for geographic expansion in Europe and builds a lasting relationship with VDL Groep of companies. Our investment will help us scale quickly and fulfil our mission to bring affordable, purpose-built EVs to Everyone."

 

Canoo and VDL have already gotten to work on vehicle manufacturability and production planning so that Canoo can successfully lay the groundwork for its upcoming US manufacturing operations expansion, which will be completed in Oklahoma in 2022. The Nedcar facility currently expected to produce around 1000 units for both the US and European markets in 2022, with an additional 15000 targeted for the following year. 

 

"Canoo's bold approach to designing and building electric vehicles makes them an ideal partner as we work together to shape the future of mobility," said John van Soerland, CEO of VDL Nedcar. "This partnership advances our strategic vision to provide a contract manufacturing solution and expand our expertise in the EV arena."


Currently, Canoo is entering its GAMMA phase of development and is on track to start production soon. The company intends and expects to launch its Lifestyle Vehicle in Q4 2022, closely followed by the Multi-Purpose Delivery Vehicle and Pickup Truck.

Watch this space.

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