Srikant Inampudi

Senior Partner, Detroit, USA

Publications

Connected Cars: Exploring Infotainment Trends

Infotainment systems represent an attractive play for automakers and suppliers alike, but to capitalize on this opportunity, companies will need to better understand the possible ways the market could evolve. A new market model can provide leaders with the detailed analysis they need regarding the market's future growth trajectory and profitability.

Is Onshoring Right for Automotive Components?

Companies in a variety of industries are currently moving manufacturing and assembly back to the United States - onshoring - to take advantage of the benefits of producing in the country. However, onshoring might not be the right way to go for every company in every situation. For automotive and assembly players, this means leaders must thoroughly analyze the opportunity from a total cost of ownership perspective, so that they fully understand the true value of onshoring compared to staying in emerging markets.

Confronting North American Automotive Supplier Challenges

After weathering severe economic storms, the surviving North American automotive supplier industry has begun to rebound. But new challenges loom on the horizon, and three key trends tell the story.

How to Move to the Next Generation of Purchasing Spend Optimization

Need to cut costs, but disappointed with the progress to date? A next-generation product optimization program can deliver above and beyond expectations, focusing on extracting the maximum value from existing tools.

Can North American auto suppliers create value?

Automakers have vastly more power than the North American companies that supply them. The findings of a McKinsey & Company survey show that in order to create value, North America's automotive suppliers must redress the balance, and consolidate and restructure their portfolios to improve profitability.

As Dramatic Disruption Comes to Automotive Showrooms, Proactive Dealers Can Benefit Greatly

Like the rest of the automotive value chain, retail dealership networks are feeling the squeeze of multiple simultaneous disruptions. To protect their profit pools and industry standing, dealers need to take steps to cater to the more digitally fluent elements of their customer base.