Assisting the supply chain prepare for Brexit
Brexit represents a very real and imminent threat to the UK automotive industry. For the supply chain its implications are wide ranging, with an impact on competitiveness in a number of key areas, including:
- Stockpiling and warehousing requirements
- Customs declarations and checks
- Risks to continuity of supply, particularly just-in-time sequencing
To support automotive companies facing these challenges, SMMT suggests the Automotive Supplier Finder.
As the UK's most comprehensive database of automotive suppliers, ASF is well placed to support companies identify and connect with new suppliers to minimise the impact and risk of Brexit. And through the RFI and RFQ system, it couldn't be easier to qualify your options.
If you are a supplier, why not ensure your free ASF profile is up to date? SMMT regularly drives members to use the directory to identify new suppliers, particularly during this time of uncertainty.
ASF also now features a compilation of key advice and guidance documentation for automotive companies. These relate to key issues including customs, trade, immigration and regulation.
For more information and to start your journey, click through below.
To find automotive component suppliers, across all parts of the vehicle and through all tiers, click below. The Automotive Supplier Finder lists 9,000 companies, many of which are UK suppliers that can support you in de-risking supply of critical componentry through Brexit. Click through today to start your search, RFI or RFQ.
To find service providers to support you through Brexit, click below. You will find a wide ranging set of categories, from freight forwarding and logistics to type approval and intellectual property.
At the core of the Automotive Supplier Finder are the company listings. These are free to upload and form the basis for much of SMMT's activities to drive business connections. Whether it is buying organisations running searches, RFIs or RFQs being driven through the system, or SMMT running its Meet the Buyer event, company listings are what are reviewed and used. Make sure yours is up to date.
SMMT has compiled a list of the key information, in terms of advice and guidance, that automotive companies should take to prepare for Brexit. Click through to access a summary of these details, but don't forget you can also talk to SMMT by requesting a call back.