A Case Study of Singapore’s Automotive Supply Chain: Preliminary Analysis and Findings

Balan Sundarakani (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE), Robert De Souza (The Logistic Institute-Asia Pacific, Singapore), and Mark Goh (The Logistic Institute-Asia Pacific, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 254
EISBN13: 9781466617087|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0065-2.ch011
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This chapter aims at examining Singapore’s capabilities in automotive supply chain. A thorough economic analysis of the automotive industry worldwide has been conducted in this study to identify the potential facilitating and inhibiting factors for automotive supply chain in future. Also, the study discusses the automotive supply chain in Asia Pacific region in detail and its impact on Singapore’s automotive supply chain. Based on the analysis, the study presents several recommendations for Singapore’s participation in automotive supply chain. Specifically, the results of this study suggest that Singapore can build its competence in manufacturing electronic components for automobiles as it is one of the leading semiconductor hubs in the world, a leading logistics port, and is well connected with countries all over the world.
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