Automotive

We help clients navigate the way forward with bold, practical, and long-term strategies to surpass the competition.

Innovation that improves returns

PwC’s Strategy& has extensive experience in the global automotive industry, helping senior executives at vehicle manufacturers and suppliers address the critical strategic, operational, and systems issues required to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. We deliver an integrated, capabilities-based, and authoritative industry perspective combined with deep expertise in growth strategy related to mobility and innovation, product and portfolio strategy, deals, operational excellence, people and organizations, and technology.

Being part of the PwC network means we’re uniquely positioned to provide strategy through execution, anywhere in the world. Our advisory services go beyond ideas, delivering a broad range of technical and functional services in important areas including risk management, industry and product forecasting, tax, and digital. As a result, you get the value you’re looking for: better insight, practical solutions, greater benefits, and a better return on investment.

Innovation that improves returns

2017 Automotive Trends

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How did we do last year? See our 2016 Automotive Trends

How we can help you

Business strategy

At PwC’s Strategy&, we leverage our years of experience and global expertise in the automotive sector to help our clients navigate an industry in transition, grow stronger, and create value for their shareholders. Service offerings include:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Organic growth
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Pricing and profitability
  • Shareholder value strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Emerging market strategy
  • Sustainability and low-carbon strategy

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Operations strategy

We apply lean principles, sourcing expertise, and transparency across the disciplines of manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and managing working capital to allow our clients to optimize their supply chain operations. Service offerings include:

  • Capable supply chain
  • Operations excellence
  • Manufacturing
  • Sourcing
  • Working capital
  • Cost fitness

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M&A transformation

As the automotive industry continues its restructuring in the OEM and supplier space, M&A has become an increasingly important facet of the overall strategy. We assist clients across the value chain of a merger process from strategy development, target identification, synergy assessments, and due-diligence to planning and executing the integration of the target. We also help realize the potential of a transformed organization by deploying our experts in human capital and talent management, learning and leadership development, change management, and strategic communications.

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People and organization strategy

We help clients design and realize the potential of new operating models and organizations through their expertise in organization efficiency, outsourcing, human capital and talent management, learning and leadership development, change management, and strategic communications. Service offerings include:

  • Organization design and organizational DNA
  • Organization efficiency
  • People capabilities and global talent innovation
  • Change management
  • Corporate governance
  • Post-merger integration

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Product and innovation strategy

Our product and service innovation experts help unlock our clients’ growth potential by helping develop integrated market and product/service strategies, enhancing technology and product innovation processes, and improving engineering productivity. Our client experience shows that companies with institutionalized capabilities for continuous and sustained innovation generally have growth rates and returns on invested capital that exceed the performance of their competitors. Service offerings include:

  • Innovation strategies and solutions
  • New program and product line strategy
  • Technology portfolio strategy
  • Engineering productivity

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Technology and digital strategy

We work with clients to reduce technology costs by aligning infrastructure, applications, and acquisitions to best practices; identifying opportunities to align technology and digital strategy with corporate strategy to increase competiveness and the ability to integrate with clients and partners; and participating in the creation of business-changing capabilities that involve significant technology elements. An IT organization that can transform its operating model to act as both a cost center and a strategic enabler will be poised to manage cyclical business demands. Service offerings include:

  • Lean IT
  • IT strategy
  • Next-generation technology
  • Process transformation

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Insights

2017 Automotive Industry Trends
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