The Detroit North American International Auto Show and Process Innovation

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has just wrapped up in Detroit, Michigan. The show has delivered a one-two punch that shows the industry has a renewed focus for the first time in years on the recovery of the American car-buying market. There is significant potential for the US market to help pull the troubled European economy out of its skid, not to mention the ripple effects throughout the supply chain. Automotive manufacturers and their vast supplier networks have been operating in survival mode for not months but years, and now there is finally an opportunity to revisit process innovation projects that were shelved in favor of higher priority programs. This does not mean that financial process optimization or effective data management were unimportant to these organizations in the past few years. They were merely discretionary expenditures versus necessary and imperative ones. But as the NAIAS reveals, organizations coming out of such an economic trough must be positioned to remain competitive with showroom glitz and buzz, and also with efficient processes that scale, contain costs, reduce risk and most importantly, optimize cash flow. This is particularly true for companies using ERP systems such as SAP solutions. Companies such as American Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Visteon, Daimler Trucks, Volvo, Johnson Controls and Chrysler rely on Dolphin for data archiving and process optimization strategies. If you use SAP and want more information on Dolphin's solutions to improve process and system performance, email contact@dolphin-corp.com or call 650-654-0630.

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The Detroit North American International Auto Show and Process Innovation

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has just wrapped up in Detroit, Michigan. The show has delivered a one-two punch that shows the industry has a renewed focus for the first time in years on the recovery of the American car-buying market. There is significant potential for the US market to help pull the troubled European economy out of its skid, not to mention the ripple effects throughout the supply chain. Automotive manufacturers and their vast supplier networks have been operating in survival mode for not months but years, and now there is finally an opportunity to revisit process innovation projects that were shelved in favor of higher priority programs.

This does not mean that financial process optimization or effective data management were unimportant to these organizations in the past few years. They were merely discretionary expenditures versus necessary and imperative ones. But as the NAIAS reveals, organizations coming out of such an economic trough must be positioned to remain competitive with showroom glitz and buzz, and also with efficient processes that scale, contain costs, reduce risk and most importantly, optimize cash flow. This is particularly true for companies using ERP systems such as SAP solutions. Companies such as American Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Visteon, Daimler Trucks, Volvo, Johnson Controls and Chrysler rely on Dolphin for data archiving and process optimization strategies.

If you use SAP and want more information on Dolphin’s solutions to improve process and system performance, email contact@dolphin-corp.com or call 650-654-0630.