Strategies for the Automotive Components Industry in the
21st Century Study
Institute for Enterprise Education (IEE), on behalf
Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA), has completed
a yearlong study of the automotive components industry
in Ontario. Autoshift 2002/2003 - Action Strategies
for the Automotive Components Industry in the
funded by Human Resources Development Canada,
is the most comprehensive
study completed for the automotive components industry.
The study was initiated in response to two critical
by the automotive industry: an impending shortage
of skilled trades people; and, the APMA member
firms' inability to garner the needed human resources,
putting at risk the very survival
of the majority of APMA member firms. This study
has resulted in critical and practical recommendations
leading to an action
strategy for the APMA.
2002/2003 study provides a framework called the Global
Effectiveness Monitor (GEM) that was
created by IEE to enable organizations
and their industry groups to become
highly effective global players to successfully
deal with the complexity and disruptive
nature of today's global environment.
The study was comprised of an intensive
review of recent literature and research
related to the automotive sector in Canada.
the basis for the
design of a survey instrument that was
used in the comprehensive one-to-one
interviews of leaders of individual APMA member
firms. The IEE identified the following
and commoditization of the automotive components industry
are critical challenges faced by APMA member firms, putting
at risk their profitability and future survival.
impending shortage of skilled workers could reach crisis
developing, nurturing, and retaining the right people is
essential for the future success of this industry.
must be the strategy for every globally focused firm.
automotive components industry is facing a leadership crisis
with respect to succession planning.
are the most critical recommendations and action strategies
resulting from the study:
automotive components industry must develop a compelling
vision of the future.
requires the right people with the right training and effective
leadership which enables an organizational culture for
innovation to flourish.
human resources department in each APMA member firm will
need to play a critical role in the ongoing strategies
to attract, develop, nurture, and retain people on an ongoing
creation of an industry-based centre for excellence that
will support the necessary initiatives required for the
automotive components industry to prosper and grow in the
here for the Autoshift 2003 - Action Strategies
for the Automotive Industry in the 21st Century study
in PDF format.
here for the Autoshift 2002 - Action Strategies for
the Automotive Components Industry in the 21st Century study
in PDF format.