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13th Annual Purchasing Summit

May 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

13th Annual Purchasing Summit

This event is being presented in person and via Zoom

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The SAA and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), in cooperation with Plante Moran, and hosted by Marelli will present the 13th Annual Purchasing Summit on May 24, 2022. Leaders from Plante Moran will share key highlights from the latest Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study. Following, purchasing executives from Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan and Toyota will provide commentary on the study results and answer questions from event participants.

Attendees will learn:

  • How industry crises of 2021 tested OEM and supplier relations
  • Which OEMs were favored by suppliers in managing through these ongoing crises
  • Which OEMs improved as the suppliers’ customer of choice
  • How accelerated electrification product plans inject risk in commercial relations and supplier responses
  • How supplier relations impact OEM and supplier bottom lines

There will be networking with the purchasing executives before and after the presentations, as well as the opportunity to learn about Marelli’s cutting-edge technology. Following the event, a tour of Marelli’s new North American headquarters will be offered.

Event format:

  • 8:00 a.m.    In-Person Registration (8:50 a.m. Zoom Log-in)
  • 9:00 a.m.    Program
  • 11:30 a.m.   In-Person Networking Session
  • 12:00 p.m.  Event Concludes

Speakers include:

Gene Spektor

Senior Vice President of Sales & New Business Development, North America



Daron Gifford

Partner, Strategy and Automotive Consulting Practice Lead

Plante Moran



Dave Andrea


Plante Moran


itay-michaeliModerator: Itay Michaeli




OEM Panel Session

Marc Menden

Executive Director, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, Strategy Planning and Operations

General Motors



Jacklyn Watt

Global Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Risk

Ford Motor Company



Jim Holloway

General Manager, Electrical and Electronics, Purchasing Supplier Development

Toyota Motor North America



Mike Lapham

General Manager, Procurement

Honda Development and Mfg. of America, LLC



Allyson Fearns

Director, Purchasing, Non-Production, Supplier Diversity

Nissan North America, Inc.



Registration fees:

Register on or before May 13, 2022: $149

Register after May 13, 2022: $199

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May 24, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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