Whitepaper on Sourcing and Production in the Bicycle Industry
supply chain constraints: 25 insights into the bottlenecks, challenges
and opportunities in the european bicycle industry
part I: perceptions of industry dynamics
How do manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers interact in the market?
How does the market work?
part II: challenges of planning
and model years
How do manufacturers plan their production and how has Covid-19 affected this process? Are model years a thing of the past?
part III: processes and challenges
in sourcing and production
How are parts sourced and assembled?
What does the supply chain squeeze resulting from Covid-19 mean for manufacturers?
part IV: perceptions of European competitiveness
Is ‘Made in Europe’ possible in the future?
What has hindered the localisation of supply chains?
part V: collaboration and cooperation
In what areas are manufacturers willing to collaborate? What are the barriers to collaboration?
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