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Automotive Solution Brief

This solution brief discusses how fundamental changes in the metals, chemicals, plastics, and energy market environment are causing a new set of global organizations — Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers — to recognize how commodity management systems can help manage raw material risk and preserve profit margins in the face of today’s unprecedented commodity volatility.

Here are highlights of what you’ll learn:

  • How automotive leaders can actively manage the buying, coverage, position reporting, hedging, risk management, and regulatory compliance for commodity procurement
  • Why the right systems can provide industrial manufacturers with the ability to optimize raw material acquisition, while ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Key analysis and risk management functionality to determine the most profitable scenarios over when to buy, whether to store, and whether to hedge using financial derivatives such as futures, options and swaps