Industry Description

The Automotive industry includes companies that manufacture and/or distribute original equipment manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket automotive components and/or accessories.

NAICS shows over 27,000 companies in this transportation equipment classification. 2002 Economic Census has over 12,000 companies in Transportation Equipment, with 2,500+ having more than 100 employees.

The industry information requirements are driven by the demands of the large automotive manufacturing companies. Lean manufacturing has required the manufacturing supplier to focus on improving quality and reducing costs.

Applicable SIC Codes

  • 37 – Transportation equipment

Critical Requirements

Automotive equipment manufacturers should evaluate the following Critical Requirements:

  • Navigation and Personalization
  • Business Intelligence
  • Internet Portals
  • Worflow
  • International
  • Security
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Quoting and Estimating
  • Order Processing
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Data Management (PDM)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Document Management
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Forecasting/Demand Planning
  • Multi Plant
  • Materials Management
  • Mixed Mode Manufacturing
  • Projects
  • Engineer To Order
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing Planning
  • Quality
  • Warehouse Management
  • Plant Equipment
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Fixed Assets
  • Human Resources

ERP Vendors

Automotive equipment manufacturers should evaluate the following vendors:

Tier I Vendors
Vertical Vendors