What's New at the SAA
OEM PURCHASING SUMMIT
The 8th Annual OEM Purchasing Summit will take place May 16, 2017. The popular event will feature purchasing executives from six leading automakers and Dr. John Henke's report from his annual study looking at OEM-supplier relations.
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.
THE CHINESE ARE HERE!
“The Chinese are coming!” This is not a new headline in the automotive industry. But this time, the Chinese aren’t coming; they are here and making an impact. On Feb. 1, SAA members and guests had the rare opportunity to hear directly from two Chinese automakers and China auto expert Michael Dunne on how Chinese automakers and suppliers are not only disrupting the U.S auto market but how their strategies are unique, accelerated and in a totally different way from the Japanese and Korean low-price approach.
Michael Dunne's presentation is located in the members section.
AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
• 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
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.Read More