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The Complex Automotive Supply Chain

In the automotive industry, there are numerous regulations — from REACH to RoHS to conflict minerals — that impact vehicles from the design stage through to end of life. To comply, manufacturers need to know their industry-specific regulations and requirements, as well as country-specific export rules and tariffs. 

If manufacturers can’t meet their requirements, they face a range of risks, including loss of market access, loss of contracts, and fines.

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The Risks of Automotive Supply Chain Non-Compliance

Automotive supply chain sustainability management is complex, especially as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) expand electric vehicle production and work around parts shortages. Because automotive manufacturers require scrutinized materials like conflict minerals, cobalt, and mica, they’ll need deep due diligence to protect their brands.

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Meeting OEM Expectations

With some of the most complex supply chains in the world, automotive companies must commit significant resources to tracking parts, contacting suppliers, and managing supply chain data. Automotive OEMs are leaders in sustainability, often pushing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements down to their suppliers. Failure to meet them could result in the loss of lucrative contracts.

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Product Delays

Production delays caused by substance restrictions, export challenges, and regulatory changes can severely impact automotive manufacturers. While managing a sprawling supply chain, manufacturers must also keep an eye on the horizon to ensure business continuity.

Case Study

Detlev Louis: Leading With Proactive Compliance

Learn how Detlev Louis, a renowned motorcycle apparel and accessories retailer in Europe, collaborated with Assent to enhance supply chain transparency and prepare for future regulatory challenges. Detlev’s commitment to sustainable practices and compliance has already paid off, driving forward responsible production and business resilience.

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Automotive Solution Capabilities

Advanced Data Management

With Assent, gain easy access to parts and supplier information from deep in your supply chain to empower better data-driven decision-making.

Detailed Reporting

Assent’s detailed dashboards and reports help you deep-map risks and opportunities in your supply chain.

Automated Supply Chain Communications

Spend less time and energy engaging your suppliers with streamlined supplier engagement.

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Why Assent

The Assent Advantage

Assent does what no one else can. We’re the only supply chain sustainability management platform built specifically for complex manufacturers. Our solution is built on automotive industry best practices, so you can manage supply chain data in a single platform across the company, prioritize high-risk suppliers for deeper screening or training, and mitigate supplier burnout through streamlined, scheduled data requests.

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Go Deeper With Assent’s Supply Chain Sustainability Solution

Assent is the only platform that covers the breadth of risks facing your company, from product compliance to ESG. Learn more about how we do it.

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