Item description for High Noon in the Automotive Industry by Helmut Becker...
The automotive markets of the industrialized world are saturated. There is no longer any growth for the "growth-minded" automotive industry. This situation is not fundamentally changed by countries like China, India, and Eastern Europe, their markets are too small and develop their own automotive production. As a consequence, automotive industry sees a cutthroat competition, leading to an explosion of new models and rebates. This book offers an impressive analysis and gives a sound forecast for the global automotive industry in the next ten years. Expecially, the book offers a thorough analysis of the 11 big automotive companies in the world and their outlook for the future. It answers important questions: Who will survive, who will drop out? What will be the consequences for suppliers? Which regions will loose, which will win? Don't miss this breath-taking insight into the struggle for survival of the automotive companies!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Jan 13, 2006
ISBN 3540258698 ISBN13 9783540258698
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More About Helmut Becker
Dr. Helmut Becker, Diplom-Volkswirt und Diplom-Kaufmann, leitet seit 1989 das von ihm gegrA1/4ndete Institut fA1/4r Wirtschaftsanalyse und Kommunikation (IWK), das sich vor allem mit makroAkonomischen Analysen und Prognosen zur Vorbereitung strategischer Unternehmensentscheidungen sowie Fragen der Unternehmenskommunikation beschAftigt. Im besonderen Fokus steht dabei die "old economy," speziell die Unternehmen der Automobilindustrie. Die erforderlichen Kenntnisse erwarb er sich im Laufe seiner langjAhrigen Berufslaufbahn in Wissenschaft und Industrie, zunAchst beim SachverstAndigenrat ("5 Weisen") und ab 1974 als Chefvolkswirt der BMW AG. In dieser Zeit hat er zahlreiche Funktionen in der deutschen Wirtschaft (BDI, VDA etc.) wahrgenommen.
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Belabors the Obvious, Misses the Elephant in the Room! Jul 23, 2006
Becker begins by telling us that auto manufacturing is in an overcapacity situation worldwide, creating pressure on suppliers, overhead costs, productivity, wages, and an incentive to build volume through filling niches. He then goes on to compare quality, productivity, and costs by major manufacturer. Guess what, Japanese firms (especially Toyota) come out best. Innovation is also important, and again, Japanese firms (especially Toyota) lead. (Becker fails to note that the three are closely related, per the innovations of the Toyota production system.)
The "really bad news" is that Becker gives almost no attention to Korea and China - the latter being the proverbial elephant in the room because of its much lower costs and ability to quickly learn and move up the technology chain.
Save your money and time - study the Toyota Production System instead.