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SAA IGNITE

Looking to get your creative ideas heard?  Look no further.  The SAA is excited to introduce the first “SAA Ignite” event.  Modeled on the renowned Ted Talks concept, SAA Ignite will give 10 selected speakers the opportunity to tell the world about their passions and share their ideas.

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OEM PURCHASING SUMMIT

The 8th Annual OEM Purchasing Summit took place May 16, 2017. The popular event featured purchasing executives from six leading automakers and Dr. John Henke's report from his annual study looking at OEM-supplier relations. 

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RE-ENGINEERING RECALL

As recall volumes continue at over 50 million affected vehicles per year and news of global recalls dominate the headlines, the industry continues to wonder what the future will hold. In an environment of change and upheaval, how do we know what the right path is? SAA members and guests learned more about the latest data, trends and observations on automotive recalls during the 4th Annual Automotive Warranty & Recall Symposium on March 28. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

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

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

The SAA is now on Twitter. Follow us at #SAA_Auto

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

The Latest SAA Newsletter

• Annual OEM Purchasing Summit to Examine Supplier-OEM Relationships
• Does the U.S. Auto March Sales Indicate the Industry Is Losing Steam?
• Auto Industry Ready to Fight GOP’s Border Tax
• Key Trends Driving the Auto Industry
• Falling Used Car Prices Could Hurt New Sales, Analyst Warns
• As Auto Sales Cool, There Are Great Deals to be Had — and Worries of a Lending Bubble
• If Lithia Motors is Any Indication, the Auto Industry is Still Rolling Along
• Self-Driving Cars Alter Supplier Alliances

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2017 Event List

2017 SAA Events

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2017, including the May 16 OEM Purchasing Summit sponsored by FACTON.

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SAA IN THE NEWS

Suppliers in Crosshairs of Elevated Recall Environment

U.S. light-vehicle recalls set an all-time record last year and experts predict they will remain elevated in coming years, so parts suppliers should get their houses in order to overcome potentially costly penalties and litigation.

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Two Industry Execs Join SAA Board

Two automotive industry veterans recently joined the SAA Board of Directors.

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Auto Sales Fall for Fourth Straight Month

Sales at all six of the biggest automakers in the U.S. dropped again in April, with Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. posting the steepest declines — about 7 percent each. To make matters worse, each company’s figures fell short of what analysts had estimated, sending the industry to its fourth straight down month after a record sales year in 2016.

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THOUGHT LEADER INSIGHT

GM Rising, Nissan Falling in New Supplier Relations Survey

Both General Motors and Nissan have made cost-cutting a priority—but with very different results, according to this year’s Supplier Working Relations Index study.

GM has improved its relationships with its suppliers by leaps and bounds, its score up from “Poor” two years ago to the high end of “Adequate” this year, closing in on “Good.” Meanwhile, Nissan is heading in the other direction, ranking lowest of the six U.S. and Japanese OEMs measured in the study.

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