Executive Update

Setting the Course for Automotive Recovery After COVID-19

Posted May 19, 2020 | Industry | Leadership |
autoindustry
Economic lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis have quickly and severely compromised the automotive supply chain and dealerships worldwide in unprecedented ways. The recession after the crisis will cut global car demand by multi-digit percentages in 2020, followed by a slow recovery that will lag GDP rebound by one or two years. By the time car sales reach pre-crisis levels again in two to three years, powertrain electrification and digitalization will have made additional advances, just as buyers are returning to the market. This confluence creates opportunities in the automotive crisis recovery for those in the industry who set themselves on the right course now.
About The Author
Alan Martinovich
Alan Martinovich is a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Boston; and heads ADL’s North American Strategy & Organization practice. Mr. Martinovich has over 20 years’ experience advising management on issues related to corporate compet­itiveness, business strategy, strategic marketing, and new product development. He has served both in an external advisory role and as an operating member of senior executive teams and has extensive… Read More
Andreas Schlosser
Andreas Schlosser is a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Munich, Germany; and a member of ADL’s Global Automotive and Manufacturing practice with 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry and top management consulting. Dr. Schlosser is an expert in sales and aftersales, with a special focus on future sales strategies, multichannel management, and customer experience. He also has vast expertise in e-mobility, having advised… Read More
Florent Nanse
Florent Nansé is a Cutter Expert, a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL), and a member of ADL’s Technology & Innovation Management and Industrial Goods & Services practices. He has broad experience in strategic consulting in terms of anticipation (strategic plans, business planning), innovation (technology roadmapping, R&D&T processes and organization), and transformation (operational excellence, change management, PMO). Mr. Nansé… Read More
Ninghua Song
Ninghua Song is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium; a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Shanghai, China; and leads ADL’s Automotive and Manufacturing practice. Dr. Song has over 15 years’ experience in top management consulting and industry with automotive OEMs and major global and local suppliers. She has a deep understanding of the Chinese market, plus her global experience covers Asia-Pacific more broadly, as well as… Read More
Philipp Seidel
Philipp Seidel is a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Munich, Germany. His expertise encompasses product, technology, and downstream strategies for automotive clients. A major part of Mr. Seidel’s consulting work has been dedicated to supporting automotive OEMs and suppliers in meeting fleet CO2 targets and growing e-mobility with technology studies, market insight, and the development and implementation of new product, sales, and… Read More
Bill Reeves
Bill Reeves is a Manager at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in San Francisco, and a member of ADL’s Automotive and Manufacturing practice. His focus areas include strategy, growth, and innovation in the automotive, mobility, heavy equipment, mining, building products, and financial services industries. Mr. Reeves’s consulting work has involved projects in global sales and business development, corporate strategy, automation, smart technologies,… Read More
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