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OEM purchasing executives from the six leading North American automakers spoke at the 9th Annual OEM Purchasing Summit. The event also featured the latest insights on supplier-OEM relations from Dr. John Henke. 


Fully autonomous vehicles are getting closer to reality. The pace of development is not slowing down leaving less time to evaluate technology. With many new technologies in development as part of the autonomous driving experience, those who are first to market must be prepared to react quickly to consumer demands, recalls, and the highly competitive landscape. SAA members and guests met at the P3 Group on April 18 to dive into current market trends, development challenges with autonomous vehicles, and explore what we can learn from benchmarking today’s mobility user experiences. Presentations are located in the MEMBERS SECTION. 



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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



The Latest SAA Newsletter

• New Car Sales for May 2018: Winners and Losers
• Analyst: General Motors Stock will Double in the Next Two Years
• SUV and Pickup Fever: U.S. Auto Sales Beating Expectations So Far in 2018
• Auto Industry Developing Safety Systems to Protect Sleepers
• Auto Industry, Elected Officials: Trump’s Auto Tariffs Are a Bad Idea
• Benchmarking Plastics Processors: Know Your Competitive Set
• Five Out of Six NA Automakers’ Scores Drop in Annual Supplier Working Relations Study
• Conway MacKenzie Opens Office in Downtown Grand Rapids
• FCA Boss Sergio Marchionne Admits He Doesn’t Know Everything, Which is Why He’s So Smart
• Don’t Miss Out on Surge in SAA Interest – Join or Renew your Membership Today

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2018 Event List

2018 SAA Events

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2018. Check regularly for updates.

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No One Wins With Vehicle Tariffs

Tariff talk is once again dominating the headlines, this time possibly with more bite than just bark. Aside from the broad-brush, large-dollar amounts specifically levied at China, which hit several industries, the auto industry is front and center.

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Benchmarking Plastics Processors: Know Your Competitive Set

Top of the cycle. Those four words draw a great deal of attention in the automotive sector. For some suppliers with limited data and market knowledge, the words mean an impending cliff. Other suppliers with robust market intelligence interpret them to mean opportunistic growth and cost structure preparation. For over 20 years, plastics processors have relied on the competitive insights and analysis of Plante Moran’s North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS). Companies that complete the survey receive a customized, free, and confidential benchmarking report that can influence success well-beyond the top of the cycle.

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“New Auto” Was a Key Theme at SAA’s 2018 Outlook Conference

SAA members, guests and media heard from thought leaders on economic and industry considerations, key powertrain trends, sales and production levels and investment considerations for today and beyond at the 31st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference held January 14 at the Gem Theater in Detroit.

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PWC: NA Vehicle Production to Increase to Nearly 20 Million by 2024

Forecasts for economic growth in the US are being revised up following corporation tax cuts that are also boosting investment spending by US companies. The short-term boost to the domestic US economy will support car demand at a time when analysts say some cyclical downturn to vehicle sales in the US is to be expected.

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Five Out of Six NA Automakers’ Scores Drop in Annual Supplier Working Relations Study

Five of the six major automakers manufacturing and selling vehicles in North America fell in their annual supplier relations rankings, according to the results of the 18th annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc., Birmingham, MI.

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