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15th Annual SAA/MEMA Original Equipment Purchasing Executives Summit

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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The 15th Annual SAA/MEMA OE Purchasing Summit will be held on May 21 and is hosted by Marelli at its Customer Experience Center in Southfield, MI. The summit offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from OEM purchasing representatives.

The event will begin with an industry overview with Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi, trailed by Dave Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran (pictured to the right), sharing highlights from the 2024 Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study. Following Andrea’s presentation, purchasing executives from the six participating OEMs will provide commentary on the study results and answer questions from attendees. The event will conclude with an opportunity to network with the OEM purchasing executives.

Attendees of this event will walk away with a better understanding of the following:

  • Which OEMs are improving their relations with suppliers, and which are falling behind.
  • How suppliers are improving relations; what programs and policies are they embarking on.
  • How OEMs are improving relations; what programs and policies are they embarking on.
  • How OEM cost-cutting programs affect supplier relations.
  • How electrification vehicle programs are impacting traditional suppliers.
  • Strategies suppliers should consider when working with OEM purchasing teams.
  • How supplier relations directly impact the bottom line – for both OEMs and suppliers.

Automotive suppliers with a commercial responsibility or direct customer interface are encouraged to attend this event.

Event Pricing:

Early Bird: Register by May 7, 2024 — $185

Regular Pricing: May 7 – May 21, 2024 — $235

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Agenda

8:00 a.m. — Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Collin Shaw, President and CEO, MEMA OE
  •  Steve Hallman, Global Marketing Director, Body and Chassis, Magna. President, SAA
  • Mark Barrott, Partner, Plante Moran, SAA Board Member
  • Paul Heasman, Global Key Account Executive American Customers, Marelli 

9:15 a.m. — Industry Overview and Supplier Outlook Perspective

  • Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi

9:30 a.m. — Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study Results

  • Dave Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran

10:00 a.m. — Q&A with Dave Andrea, Principal, Plante Moran

  • Moderated by Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi

10:20 a.m. — Networking Break

10:35 a.m.  — OEM Panel Session

  • Introduction by: Nichole Felton, VP, President of Materials Management, ZF
  • Lisa Clark, Vice President, Supplier Risk Management, Stellantis
  • Josh Reffner, Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Operations, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC
  • Andrew Wareing, Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President, Americas Purchasing, Nissan
  • Tanya Skilton, Executive Director, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, General Motors
  • Ryan Grimm, Vice President of TMNA, Purchasing Supplier Development
  • Rowina Fornica, Head of Supply Chain Excellence, Ford Motor Company
  • Moderated by Itay Michaeli, Analyst-Autos, Citi

11:45 a.m. — Closing Remarks, Collin Shaw, President and CEO, MEMA OE

11:50 a.m. — Formal Networking

12:15 p.m. — Adjourn

Clicking the register button will take you to the MEMA OE website to complete registration.

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue

Marelli
26555 Northwestern Highway,
Southfield, MI 48033 United States
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