According to DeMuro, the system is live in Australia, New Zealand and India, with rollout planned next for South Africa. He sees the transition as revolutionary for these markets as it will help lower vehicle inventory and better balance production and transport capacity. The shift demands greater discipline from dealers and plants, but also from logistics providers that will need to provide more time-critical deliveries. It also demands improved communication and IT throughout the supply chain.S urveying the electronic links in the supply chain across APA, DeMuro sees gaps, particularly below tier one suppliers. He is adamant that the communication between tier suppliers must be automated, because “smoke signals” – such as email or fax – won’t do anymore.