Tier 2 automotive supplier: the advantages of a SME

by Vera Agostini June 24, 2019

Tier 2 automotive supplier: the advantages of a SME


In this article, after briefly depicting the hierarchical structure of the automotive industry and the reference standard for the Tiers of different levels, we analyze the special partnership that exists between a Tier 2 automotive supplier and its customers, specifically examining the relationship of trust that can be established between a Tier 1 and a SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) Tier 2 automotive supplier.  

by Vera Agostini June 24, 2019

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments


In this post we are going to list and define the most common surface treatments for zinc die casting and their effects, and we are going to present three case studies in which the application of a specific treatment helped in improving the overall performance of the component.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy


In this post we are going to discuss the advantages of involving suppliers in procurement strategy, and how they can impact the final result of a VA/VE analysis.

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

How a better supply chain allows savings in die casting components

by Marcello Cazzaniga December 14, 2016

How a better supply chain allows savings in die casting components


Supply chain is the management of the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption: a cluster of activities done in order to meet customer’s requirements, to coordinate the suppliers, clients and the company itself. In this post we are going to describe how a well-structured supply chain can lead to costs saving.

by Marcello Cazzaniga December 14, 2016