OEM Strategy

OEM Strategy Service

Monitors OEM sourcing strategies as well as developments in the supplier sector on a regional basis.

Access an OEM’s purchasing strategy, production forecasts, global footprint, supplier relations experiences, and SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat) analysis.

OEMs’ sourcing, investment, and production strategies are molded by a complex mix of interdependent factors, ranging from the outlook of local demand, trade tariffs, and supply base availability to OEMs’ technological and platform strategies. As the supply base becomes increasingly global, new opportunities are emerging for OEMs to optimize their sourcing cost structure by tapping suppliers in cost competitive countries. In addition, the deployment of new modular vehicle platforms creates significant economies of scale for OEMs. This affects current sourcing structures, raising the risks for suppliers to win big or lose big, and even threatens the very existence of some component manufacturers.

IHS Markit’s OEM Strategy Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics on OEM sourcing and production strategies and analysis of local supply base development in various regions and countries.

Broad topics covered:

  • OEM platform strategy
  • OEM production strategy
  • OEM sourcing strategy
  • Regional supply base analysis

OEM strategists and planners use the service to:

  • Benchmark their sourcing strategies
  • Understand their sourcing potential in emerging countries

Supplier strategists and planners use the service to:

  • Monitor the sourcing and platform outlook of their current customers
  • Decipher key sourcing patterns and strategies of new ones

The OEM Strategy Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an  IHS Markit automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends  and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all service domains)
  • Reports (OEM Strategy service domain-specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (all domains)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of materials & lightweighting-related events and monthly webinars
  • OEM-level and Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-ons) 



Elisha Thakorlal
Elisha Thakorlal

Based in London, Elisha analyzes the strategies that OEMs deploy for component use as well as technology applications and ambitions. This includes in-depth reports on manufacturers’ platform production forecasts, levels of vertical integration, supplier relations, sourcing structures and spending habits. On the technology front, assessments are provided on OEM positioning and plans for each of the IHS Markit services such as e-mobility, autonomy and connected car.

Elisha has more than a decade of experience as an editor,specializing in the automotive sector for the likes of Dennis Publishing, Microsoft and The Sun.

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