A Study of Supply Chain Characteristics for Automotive Industry in Taiwan
Anthony Fu-Wha Han
|關鍵字:||汽車產業;供應鏈;資訊電子化;Automotive Industry;Supply Chain;E-business Status|
The purpose of this study is to present the supply chain characteristics for automotive industry in Taiwan. Aimed at the main automobile manufacturers and component suppliers, the current operations of physical and information flow are investigated. The thesis consists of three parts. In part one, we described the current status of automotive industry and their vertical integrated network. In part two, we investigated the physical and information flow in the supply chain of component supplier and their e-business statuses and requirements. In part three, we compared the supply chain characteristics and company features between top five manufacturers in Taiwan. In the investigation of the current status of automotive industry and their vertical integrated network, we found that all the manufacturers have their own foreign technical supporters, and their products, on the other hand, are focused in domestic market. The component suppliers have about 30% products for export and 70% for local market. The manufacturer and component suppliers vertically integrate the industry network. For the automobile component suppliers' supply chain, we found the main material sources are supplied locally. Most suppliers' product stock is within one week. Component suppliers and their customer share information by electronic data interchange and telephone/fax. The electronic data interchange is mainly used in order transmission, sales and stock inquiries as the same as the most applications of their management information system. As to the top five automobile manufacturers, we described their current status of supply chain and compared supply chain characteristics. While there are little differences between their supply chain characteristics, each company still has different product innovation and marketing strategy.
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