Additive manufacturing is upending the way auto manufacturers produce vehicles and BMW is leading the revolution
Additive Manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) has been around for 30 years, why is it such a hot topic nowadays? BMW is eager to capitalize on recent technological advances to be the front runner in automotive additive manufacturing, but how will it mitigate the intellectual property risk of having digital 3D files of its highly-engineered parts?
Is full connectivity able to mitigate all supply related risks? BMW is moving toward Procurement 4.0, which are the challenges and opportunities ahead?
Uncertainty introduced by Brexit is killing the UK auto industry. Can carmakers do anything to mitigate it? In doing so – how far can they go? Do they have the mandate to attempt coercing governments?
The article explores how BMW, the most sustainable automotive company based on the Down Jones sustainability index of 2016, is able to use its supply chain as a lever to reduce CO2 emissions.
BMW is piloting the use of augmented reality to enable people to see and experience 3D models of their cars.
Car sharing is disrupting the automotive industry. BMW has established car sharing company DriveNow in 2011 which quickly gained substantial market share in Europe and is expanding to the US now. Should BMW be more active in its digitization efforts and if so, how?
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change” – Charles Darwin
BMW's vision of a hydrogen-powered transportation industry is ambitious, but it is unclear whether they will move quickly enough to make it a reality.