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Dr. Philipp Seidel

Principal

About Philipp

Philipp is a Principal at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. His work focus and expertise are around product, technology and downstream strategies for automotive clients.

A major part of his consulting work has been dedicated to supporting automotive OEMs and suppliers in meeting fleet CO2 targets and growing e-mobility with technology studies, market insight, and the development and implementation of new-product, sales and service strategies. Recently, the identification of innovative business models with mobility services for OEM and new market entrants has become an additional focus area. Philipp has also advised various manufacturers on successfully developing businesses with racetrack, vintage and highly individualized vehicles.

His recent consulting experience includes assignments in Germany and all of Central Europe, the UK, the US and Canada, China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Philipp worked in the automotive industry (Audi AG), management consulting (Ricardo Strategic Consulting) and science (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt).

Philipp holds a Diploma and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, and an LL.M. from the University of Muenster (both Germany). He is fluent in German and English.

Education

Cath. University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Dr. rer. pol., Diploma Business Administration
University Muenster
LL.M.

Past Experience

Ricardo Strategic Consulting
Senior Manager
CU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Researcher/Lecturer

Insights

Car subscription schemes
Dr. Klaus Schmitz, Marc Droste, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Ownership model of the future or marketing stunt?
Transforming car sales in a perfect storm
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge financially weakened retailers even more. This is the time to accelerate change processes by reviewing and adapting strategies and investment plans, although financial resources will be limited over the next years.
Automotive: Accelerating disruption through creative destruction
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Thanks to the rise of electric vehicles, digital and new ownership models, the automotive market was already facing unprecedented disruption. As this article explains, the impact of COVID-19 on newcar sales accelerates the need for radical change – now is the time to turbocharge transformation efforts and seize opportunities to thrive in a post-ICE era.
Future car sales – how to go direct?
Dr. Klaus Schmitz, Dr. Philipp Seidel, Marc Droste
The physical retail store for goods and services is losing ground to new sales models and channels. Online retail, often in a direct sales set-up, continues to gain market share in almost every product category. In the automotive industry, players such as Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) start-ups, without existing widespread sales networks, sell directly through new channels, including online, urban boutiques and pop-up stores. Besides more variety in sales formats, this allows for limiting of retail costs and payout of margins to dealer networks.
Win the automotive COVID-19 rebound
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Economic lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis have quickly and severely compromised the automotive supply chain and dealerships in unprecedented ways – car sales dropped by up to 80 percent in one month and production was stopped for weeks. The recession after the crisis will cut global car demand by multi-digit percentages in 2020, followed by a slow recovery that will lag behind GDP rebound by one or two years.

Dr. Philipp Seidel

Principal

Germany

Contact & Follow

About Philipp

Philipp is a Principal at Arthur D. Little’s Munich office. His work focus and expertise are around product, technology and downstream strategies for automotive clients.

A major part of his consulting work has been dedicated to supporting automotive OEMs and suppliers in meeting fleet CO2 targets and growing e-mobility with technology studies, market insight, and the development and implementation of new-product, sales and service strategies. Recently, the identification of innovative business models with mobility services for OEM and new market entrants has become an additional focus area. Philipp has also advised various manufacturers on successfully developing businesses with racetrack, vintage and highly individualized vehicles.

His recent consulting experience includes assignments in Germany and all of Central Europe, the UK, the US and Canada, China, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little, Philipp worked in the automotive industry (Audi AG), management consulting (Ricardo Strategic Consulting) and science (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt).

Philipp holds a Diploma and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, and an LL.M. from the University of Muenster (both Germany). He is fluent in German and English.

Education

Cath. University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Dr. rer. pol., Diploma Business Administration
University Muenster
LL.M.

Past Experience

Ricardo Strategic Consulting
Senior Manager
CU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Researcher/Lecturer

Insights

Car subscription schemes
Dr. Klaus Schmitz, Marc Droste, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Ownership model of the future or marketing stunt?
Transforming car sales in a perfect storm
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge financially weakened retailers even more. This is the time to accelerate change processes by reviewing and adapting strategies and investment plans, although financial resources will be limited over the next years.
Automotive: Accelerating disruption through creative destruction
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Thanks to the rise of electric vehicles, digital and new ownership models, the automotive market was already facing unprecedented disruption. As this article explains, the impact of COVID-19 on newcar sales accelerates the need for radical change – now is the time to turbocharge transformation efforts and seize opportunities to thrive in a post-ICE era.
Future car sales – how to go direct?
Dr. Klaus Schmitz, Dr. Philipp Seidel, Marc Droste
The physical retail store for goods and services is losing ground to new sales models and channels. Online retail, often in a direct sales set-up, continues to gain market share in almost every product category. In the automotive industry, players such as Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) start-ups, without existing widespread sales networks, sell directly through new channels, including online, urban boutiques and pop-up stores. Besides more variety in sales formats, this allows for limiting of retail costs and payout of margins to dealer networks.
Win the automotive COVID-19 rebound
Dr. Andreas Schlosser, Dr. Philipp Seidel
Economic lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis have quickly and severely compromised the automotive supply chain and dealerships in unprecedented ways – car sales dropped by up to 80 percent in one month and production was stopped for weeks. The recession after the crisis will cut global car demand by multi-digit percentages in 2020, followed by a slow recovery that will lag behind GDP rebound by one or two years.