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Watch this panel discussion covering questions on how OEMs, tier suppliers and service providers are preparing to restart manufacturing and supply chains even as the Covid-19 crisis continues. Together with special guest Ralf Bechmann, Partner, ROI Management Consulting, EFESO, and  Nick Holt, Editor at AMS, we answer questions from our Livestream Hour on production restarts that range from how global sourcing decisions and costs could change, to how to manage manufacturing at a time of high uncertainty. 

Editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig leads the discussion, with all questions coming from our audience.

Watch the recording to learn more about:

  • Tier supplier impacts and managing the Tier N supply chain
  • Logistics and inventory strategies
  • Production and automation technology changes
  • Managing market uncertainty and demand planning

Check out the full Livestream Hour episode 2: Restarting automotive production in the new normal, for more insight on manufacturing and supply chain crisis strategy.



Guest panel


Ralf Bechmann
ROI Management Consulting, EFESO

Ralf has worked for more than 25 years advising manufacturing companies, especially in the automotive industry. His strategic focus is on R&D, manufacturing, supply chain management and Industry 4.0. He has leading expertise in strategic realignment and implementation of operational excellence as well as digitalisation. He previously worked in Daimler’s consulting arm and later at EY. At ROI, he works extensively on advising companies to build more supply chain resilience and adapt production processes in the wake of the current crisis.


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Nick Holt
Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

With over 20 years covering the automotive industry Nick is responsible for content across the AMS brand. He has gained wide experienceof automotive production operations, visiting OEM and tier supplier factories in Europe, India, China and the US.


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Christopher Ludwig
Ultima Media

Christopher is responsible for editorial production and strategy across Ultima Media’s global automotive media platforms, including Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Car Design News and its business intelligence unit, Automotive from Ultima Media. He’s covered the automotive industry and supply chain for 15 years and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the media and publishing business. He has an MsC from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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