What's New at the SAA
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.
YPN GOES RACING
Join the SAA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) on August 10 for an evening of networking, food and fun at Kart 2 Kart in Sterling Heights. Get to know other professionals in the industry while enjoying the exhilaration that is kart racing!
AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING SUMMIT
Join us on September 25 for SAA's second Automotive Lightweighting Summit which includes the leading insights, presentations and discussion of lightweighting trends. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the innovative and strategic ways OEMs, mills and suppliers are approaching weight savings.
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Meet Michael Sullivan – the 2017-2018 recipient of the SAA Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Sullivan is a senior at Oakland University with a 3.75 GPA and majoring in Management Information Systems. Q) When did you know you wanted to go into the automotive industry? A) I’ve always had a connection to the automotive companies…Read More
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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.