We have always believed that strong strategies need to be underpinned by domain expertise. SBD Automotive’s strategic support helps you frame a problem, form a high-level hypothesis, as well as allow you to see where CASE technologies can improve or impact your business. Here, we can help you form genuine, measurable KPIs, highlighting which early strategic variables will affect the long-term output in your project.

 

For 25 years, we have carried out bespoke consulting projects covering nearly all major automotive processes. Our consultants have decades of experience in helping OEMs, Suppliers, Investors and Governments tackle even the most challenging industry obstacles.

SBD Automotive

Strategy

Consulting support

Market Positioning

The eco-system for automotive technology is shifting and rapidly expanding, forcing established players to re-evaluate their strategies and enabling outsiders to explore new opportunities for the first time.
 

Our team of strategic consultants are able to leverage deep knowledge of automotive technologies and the broader mobility eco-system to help visualize who you should be targeting for business, what their needs are, and profile who else you're competing against.

Eco-system Mapping

1

Competitor Profiling

3

SWOT Analysis

2

Go-to-market Strategy

4

Product Planning

Product planning in the rapidly-evolving automotive industry requires more agility, visionary thinking and courage than ever before. It also requires a grounded understanding of where the industry is at today and where it is realistically going to evolve in the next 5-10 years.
 

 SBD Automotive’s product planning services help you make the right decisions early - to ensure you are choosing the best features and functions to support your business objectives. Here, our product planning teams can help you define a CASES roadmap that can support your strategic and commercial goals. We do this by having an in-depth understanding of consumer needs, competitor activities and technology trends.

Competitor Assessment

1

Feature Prioritization

3

Platform Roadmap

2

ROI Forecasts

4

Partner Selection

The right partners can make the difference between a successful program and a failed one. Choosing the right partners in new areas like CASES can be difficult without the experience of defining requirements and criteria.
 

SBD Automotive has over 15 years of experience of managing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) on behalf of large corporations venturing into new technological fields. Our team of technical and strategic consultants will work alongside clients to define short-lists, prepare questionnaires, design evaluation methods, scrutinize responses, interview candidates and provide recommendations.

RFx Support

1

SWOT Analysis

3

Quantified Assessment Framework

2

Partner Identification

4

M&A Due Diligence

Understanding the innovation priorities of car makers and tier-one suppliers can help investors pinpoint start-ups that hold potentially valuable IP. Investing in start-ups or making strategic acquisitions will continue to play a vital role in helping mobility providers stay ahead of the competition. What this means to the broader investment community is a growing number of trade buyers and corporate VCs that are hungry for more deals.
 

 As part of our strategic consulting practice, SBD Automotive supports investors with strategic and technical due diligence, to help ensure that buyers are seeing the full picture and assessing a proper valuation to make a go/no-go investment decision.

Capability Assessment

1

Competitor Profiling

3

IP Analysis

2

BOM Analysis

4

Next steps

The next step is to discuss the personalized support we offer. Book a meeting to connect with a specialist in your region and we can start solving problems together.