Abstract for: ¿To produce or to import? That is the question: A System Dynamics approach to the auto-parts industry in Mexico

The Mexican auto-parts industry nowadays has a high dependency from the importation of raw materials and auto parts made in USA, China and Japan and some other countries from which it get supplied for the development of productive processes. Many of this importations can be substituted is the necessary mechanisms to produce in a national level get established, bringing an increase of the auto-parts industry and more competitiveness from Mexico in global scenarios. This paper presents the modeling of the Mexican auto-parts industry, designing scenarios that allow observe the viability of imports reduction.