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STRATEGIC PLANNING SUMMIT

The Annual Strategic Planning Summit will take place the afternoon of September 13, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch.  Click here for more information!

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

Learn how the YPN can help you network and provide valuable insights to help grow your career.

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ABOUT US

The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers

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SAA NEWSLETTER

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Industry News

• Date of Strategic Planning Summit Announced
• U.S. Auto Sales May Not Set New High in 2016 After All: Forecasters
• Brexit May Cost Carmakers 2.8 Million Vehicle Sales, IHS Says
• 5 Top Reasons ‘Brexit’ is Roiling the Auto Industry
• Auto Industry Faces Fight for Airwaves
• Suzuki Motor Appoints Scion as CEO to Rebuild After Testing Scandal
• SAA Members Receive Discount for Upcoming AIAG Events

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IN THE NEWS

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Brexit’s Impact

Britain’s biggest export to the EU is automotive parts, and auto parts are exempt from the WTO accords, so Europeans would be free to discriminate against them with tariffs. European exporters are also worried about sales to British customers. The British buy a lot of German cars.

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Fragmentation in Transmission Market Forecast to Increase

The automotive transmission market is set to become more fragmented according to analysts at just-auto’s QUBE service, reflecting growing variation in the adoption of different technologies by region.

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Why the New Era of Auto Industry Collaboration Creates Risks

While collaborations are necessary business realities, it is important to consider and understand the unique challenges they pose for traditional automakers and their supplier partners. Without proper management, these collaborations have the potential to result not only in fundamental structural changes to the traditional auto industry, but further diminution of its leadership and clout, favoring instead the tech industry.

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THOUGHT LEADER INSIGHT

Automakers Are Making Record Profits Now, But Suppliers Hold The Keys To OEMs’ Future

While the automakers are making record profits, they’re also facing unprecedented financial challenges presented by new technologies, societal changes, government regulations and increased competition, all of which will require historic levels of capital investment to remain competitive. And, in spite of the current boom, many industry analysts expect auto sales to drop in 2018-‘19, which will reduce revenue. These same analysts agree that if automakers are going to meet these financial challenges they will have to work more closely with their suppliers to be successful, because OEMs spend 70 to 80 percent of their revenue on parts, components and materials provided by their suppliers.