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Electric Mobility: Looking back to look ahead? 

Date: 03/03/2020 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Working Paper This working paper provides an overview of electric cars from their beginnings in the early 20th century to their current entry into the mainstream. More information

Key Data on the Automotive Sector 

Date: 13/11/2018 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Welter, Beatriz Document type: Study and Monograph This report collects key production and sales data of the global automotive industry over the period 2007 to 2017. It also contains some reflections by the authors on some of the current challenges of the industry and the environment in which it operates. More information

The Building Blocks of Industry 4.0 

Date: 01/2018 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article The business models of industrial companies are about to change radically, and they must adapt their skill sets to the digital world or get left behind. Through an analysis of interviews, case studies and collaborations with firms at the leading edge of this field, we can identify the key building blocks for the successful implementation of Industry ... More information

5 Building Blocks for Cyber-Physical Value Chains  Premium

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article The digitalization that has disrupted services is set to do the same in industry, and manufacturing in particular. With supply chains operating at their limits amid a growing list of global challenges, new approaches are required to save time, improve efficiency and gain flexibility to survive in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times. ... More information Read related article

The Chinese Automotive Industry in 2016 

Date: 10/2016 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Ribera, Jaume; Zhang, Donald; Zhang, Yunyi; Castillo, Cristina Author(s) of introduction: Mingjun, Li; Nueno, Pedro; Collaborator(s): Cedars; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants; Editor(s): China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Document type: Book China is currently one of the world's three largest auto producers, along with the United States and Japan. China has not been as affected by the global recession as Western countries. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), sales reached 24 million units in 2015 and more autos were sold in China than in the United ... More information Read related article

3D Printing: The Digitalization of Manufacturing 

Date: 04/2016 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article With 3D printing, the digital economy will make the move from the world of data to the physical world. This technology has the potential to transform manufacturing processes, reconfigure global supply chains and give rise to business models that are hard to imagine today. More information

Impresión 3D: el futuro de la fabricación 

Date: 11/2015 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article La impresión 3D, considerada por muchos la punta de lanza de la revolución tecnológica del siglo XXI, aporta gran valor en entornos de alta complejidad y con elevadas demandas de personalización. Aunque se enfrenta a importantes desafíos, centrados, sobre todo, en los costes, tanto de la maquinaria como de la materia prima, es evidente que se trata ... More information

The Chinese Automotive Industry in 2014 

Date: 12/2014 Author(s): Ribera, Jaume; Sachon, Marc; Callarman, Thomas E.; Li, Honglai; Shen, Xiaoying; Castillo, Cristina Author(s) of introduction: Xiaoming, Zhu; Nueno, Pedro; Canals, Jordi; Collaborator(s): Cedars; IESE Document type: Book In the last 30 years, particularly since China's admission to the WTO in 2001, China's economy has grown rapidly and has attracted worldwide attention. China is now the second largest economy in terms of GDP and is also a leading producer and consumer of many different product categories. Automobiles are a good case in point. Updated with the latest ... More information Read related article

Control What You Can, Influence What You Can't 

Date: 01/2013 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Benitez, Anthony Document type: Non-refereed article While many managers are experts in developing strategies they often lack the abilities required to drive change and successfully implement sustainable organizational initiatives. More information

21st Century Car Distribution in Europe 

Date: 30/11/2012 Author(s): IESE Author(s) of introduction: Sachon, Marc; Sponsor(s): Automanager; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Document type: Study and Monograph Each year, Professor Marc Sachon of IESE Business School (University of Navarra) teaches a core course on operations strategy within the framework of IESE's MBA program. As part of this course, nine student teams of up to eight students are required to work on a project. This year's project was entitled "21st Century Car Distribution in Europe". Professor ... More information
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