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8th Annual OEM Purchasing Summit

May 16, 2017 @ 8:15 am - 11:00 am

Annual OEM Purchasing Summit Examined Supplier-OEM Relationships

May 16, 2017

Faurecia North America

2800 High Meadow Circle — Auburn Hills, MI 48326

One of the most popular events of the Society of Automotive Analysts is the annual OEM Purchasing Summit. Purchasing executives from the Big 6 Automakers joined Dr. John Henke (pictured to the left) to discuss their companies’ purchasing strategies and the state of relationships between OEMs and suppliers.

Henke kicked-off the Summit presenting the results of the 17th annual N.A. Automotive Buyer-Supplier Relations study. Based on attendee feedback, the event featured extended time for questions and answers.

Thanks to host sponsor:

Speakers included:

  • John Henke, Jr. Ph.D., President, Planning Perspectives, Inc.
  • Chris Naegeli, Executive Director, Purchasing, General Motors
  • Tom Lake, Vice President, N.A. Purchasing, Honda North America, Inc.
  • Sig Huber, Director – Global Supplier Relations and Risk Management, FCA US LLC
  • Keith R. Cooper, Global Director, Body, Exterior, Raw Materials and Stampings Purchasing, Ford Motor Co.
  • Jim Holloway, General Manager, Supplier Relations, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Robert Kinchen, Director of Administration, Facilities, Marketing and Sales, Supplier Diversity, and Monozukuri, Nissan North America
  • Julie Fream (moderator), President and CEO, OESA

Thanks to event sponsors:



May 16, 2017
8:15 am - 11:00 am
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Faurecia North America
2800 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 United States
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