OEM Strategy

The OEM Strategy Vehicle Domain monitors OEM sourcing strategies as well as developments in the supplier sector on a regional basis.

This Vehicle Domain illustrates OEM purchasing strategies, production forecasts, global footprints, supplier relations experiences, and SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat) analysis.

OEM 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 OEM technology and platform strategies. With the global supply base, opportunities continue to appear for OEMs to optimize sourcing costs by tapping into suppliers in cost competitive countries.

Additionally, the deployment of new modular vehicle platforms creates significant economies of scale for OEMs. This affects sourcing structures, raising the risks for suppliers to win big or lose big, even threatening the very existence of some component manufacturers.

S&P Global Mobility’s OEM Strategy Vehicle Domain 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 Vehicle Domain to:

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

Supplier strategists and planners use the Vehicle Domain to:

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

The OEM Strategy Vehicle Domain is part of a suite of vehicle contenting solutions. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an automotive strategy and planning platform, the Vehicle Domain provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all Vehicle Domains)
  • Reports (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (all Vehicle Domains)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of OEM 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 S&P Global Mobility 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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