Automakers & suppliers: Manage growth in 2016

Although the final numbers have yet to be tallied, it’s safe to say 2015 was a year of substantial growth for US automakers and suppliers. Automakers reported their best October sales in a decade with 1.46 million vehicles sold that month—representing a 13.6% increase over the same period a year earlier. So what is store for 2016? While demand appears to remain strong, the year isn’t expected to be one of huge growth like we saw in 2015—more like sustained growth. It will also be a year to make sure automakers and suppliers have their plans in place for a...