Grasp In-Depth Knowledge Of The Automobile Industry

Know the challenges and business strategies entailed in the auto parts manufacturing business
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Dec 03,2018
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  • 11 Mins Read

The automotive industry is massive and entails varied kinds of businesses within it. The automotive dealership, automotive spare parts and automotive reparation business are a few enterprises that are largely operating in the automotive industry. Amid all businesses, managing the automotive spare parts business is slightly difficult. The capital investment and other business requisites are lesser, though. The major crux of the business is the supply chain, which helps to keep the ball rolling.

Other than supply chain, the automobile spare parts business requires efficient business strategies also. Owing to which, this automobile business forms a complex nature in the industry. If one decides to establish the auto parts manufacturing business, then it is imperative to understand the business, including the factors that shore it up.  So, here is the in-depth knowledge of the business.

Slow Growth Of The Business

After purchasing the new car, services, reparation, and auto spare parts are aligned-services that the car owner uses in future. It is customary that the car owner would seek auto spares business so as to increase the durability of the car as well as modify the car. Presently, the rate of purchasing the car has incremented by a thousand times, compared to the last decade. Owing to which, the auto spare parts business is receiving an upward push.

Primarily, the auto parts business contributes to the industry in two ways. Firstly, it facilitates in focusing on Auto OEMs by generating more revenue and secondly, by generating a large sum of revenue, it becomes a trusted business to augment the loyalty of a certain brand.             

Steadily Gain The Pace

Initiating the business does not warrant immediate success. The business owner has to put a lot of efforts to stabilize the business and earn a steady income. Mainly, the business owner needs to take small baby steps to become accustomed to the industry. Subsequently, the business owner can take big leaps without much consideration as the garnered experience and skill will be handy in the decision-making process.

In order to face fewer hindrances, the business owner should follow “crawl, walk and run” strategy. The strategy teaches how to learn the atmosphere, adopt the changes and then, implement the strategies to leapfrog in the competition.    

  1.  Different Types Of Business Structures

The auto parts business has three cascading categories under it. These categories are mainly divided into the functional and hybrid.

Functional- This auto part business is primary organization type in Auto OEM. In this business model, the business is established to render varied supply chain services, including—logistics, Sales and production of spares. This type of business lacks agility and entails an enormous amount of maintenance as well as coordination.

Hybrid- this auto part business is the secondary organization type in Auto OEM. In this model, the vehicle production company plays all the functions, from the dawning period till the end. Thus, spare parts are acquired, sold, supply chain planning and distribution, are done by the vehicle production company.

The above-mentioned information is useful to entrepreneurs in initiating an auto part manufacturing business.  

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