EY - Changing lanes: The automotive C-suite’s 2014-15 agenda

Changing lanes 2014-15

The automotive C-suite's agenda

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For our second annual automotive executive summary, we interviewed 40 EY automotive partners and 60 automotive C-suite executives to find out what’s on the automotive agenda for 2014-15.

These 100 global automotive respondents identified five themes that will dominate the boardroom's agenda for the next 18 months.

“In today’s volatile global market, margin improvement remains high up the agenda for all companies, but automotive executives are focused on embedding the flexibility they need to react to the unexpected – whether in currencies, resource availability, competition or emerging market economic conditions.”

-Mike Hanley
Global Automotive Leader, EY

C-suite’s sources of volatility

90% of carmakers selected emerging markets.

70% of carmakers identified emerging market regulations.

More than 60% of carmakers selected emerging market currency rates, raw material prices and the Eurozone.

More than 68% of suppliers identified demand from developed and emerging markets.

EY - auto C-suite's sources of volatility