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SAA and The JRT Agency Enjoy the Dodge Garage Experience

What's New at the SAA


Plans for the 3rd Annual Automotive Lightweighting Summit have been released. This year's event will also feature a networking lunch and the presentation of the first lightweighting innovation award. 

The Story

SAA/YPN members and guests enjoyed an informative and interactive event on July 26 at The JRT Agency.  In addition to valuable networking, attendees at " Story: Turning Enthusiast Content into Strategic, Measurable Marketing" played games, enjoyed a food truck, saw new Dodge vehicles, heard from Dodge marketing executives and more.


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. 


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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

• SAA and YPN Members Enjoy the Dodge Garage Experience
• Save the Date for Upcoming Events
• U.S. New Vehicle Sales Drop in July
• August is the Time to Join the SAA (or Renew Your Membership)
• SUV Shift Not Prominent Among All Groups, IHS Markit Says
• Get Smarter: AI for Manufacturing and Distribution
• How the American Automotive Industry is Coping with Trump’s Tariffs
• How July Auto Sales Shape Up
• Manley Set to Stay on Course in the Post-Marchionne Era
• Who Owns Which Car Brands?

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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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Get smarter: AI for Manufacturing and Distribution

In the latest thought leadership piece from Plante Moran, learn how artificial intelligence (AI) can raise the IQ of your plant and supply chain to improve quality and efficiency, lower costs, and enhance competitiveness.

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Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Rising, Acceptance Declining

In the race for self-driving cars, building consumer trust when it comes to safety is just as important as building the technology. According to findings from the 2018 Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility Study: Autonomous Vehicles, consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed and the desire for autonomous features is high. The study finds 84 percent want to have the option to drive themselves even in a self-driving vehicle, compared to 16 percent who would feel comfortable letting an autonomous vehicle drive them without the option of being able to take control.

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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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