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Improving Indirect Functions

OEMs face critical challenges in ensuring flexible and efficient production due to increasingly complex business models caused by global production, a higher number of products and derivatives, and increased volatility of global auto markets. The optimization of indirect functions—such as maintenance and logistics—is critical to success. 

Many auto plants face high cost pressure, often due to labor, energy, and material cost increases. In addition, manufacturing sites increasingly compete with low-cost country plants of competitors or even within their own network.

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