The Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) is a multistakeholder initiative, supported by The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic), NAACAM, NAAMSA and NUMSA.
The initiative seeks to develop and promote supplier competitiveness and unblock barriers to localisation. ASCCI’s annual report for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 outlines the various ASSCI interventions that have been delivered by the initiative.
South Africa was not spared from the challenges bought about by COVID-19 and the supply chain disruptions which have had adverse effects on the automotive sector’s performance. Mr Alex Holmes, outgoing ASCCI Chairman, said: “Amidst these global challenges, ASCCI has continued to be an integral initiative, delivering on its mandate and objectives of increasing supplier competitiveness, driving deeper localisation and supporting the OEM Localisation Committee’s wider localisation programmes within the South African automotive industry.”
The various ASSCI interventions are aimed at outcomes that result in Black-owned-supplier development and localisation. Interventions implemented over the past year include:
• World Class Manufacturing (WCM) programme, which focuses on lean principles and production optimisation
• The launch of the WCM industry 4.0 aimed to further bolster competitiveness and value-addition in the
supply base by supporting suppliers to harness new technologies to unlock more significant productivity
improvements whilst capacitating shop floor staff to make more informed decisions in real-time.
• Localisation interventions adopted a cross-cutting approach that sought to tackle localisation barriers,
including technology, local testing infrastructure, tooling, and raw materials.
The interventions implemented by ASCCI remain aligned with the objectives of the South African Automotive Masterplan 2035 and continue to secure fruitful strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagements.
Please follow the link to download the ASSCI Annual Report and learn more about ASSCI’s interventions and impact. https://bit.ly/3rBlV4z
For more information about ASCCI interventions, please contact Shivani Singh ([email protected])