Industry Insight Video Series

The latest video in SAA's Industry Insights Series features Mike Wall of IHS Markit. Watch to hear Mike's current outlook for the U.S. and global automotive industry. 

What's New at the SAA

12th ANNUAL OEM PURCHASING SUMMIT

This online event on May 25th features the reveal of the 2021 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study along with reactions by GM, Ford, Stellantis, Toyota, Nissan and Honda purchasing executives. Attendees will also be able to virtually network with the OEM executives and members of their staffs.

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TOYOTA'S GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE MOBILITY FOR ALL

Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world.  Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future.

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UPDATED POWERTRAIN AND EV FORECAST

This Lunch & Learn will feature the latest market forecast from LMC Automotive, and a discussion on the electric vehicle market. LMC will also review its new product — the “Global Hybrid and EV Bulletin.”  The Bulletin is a monthly service that provides global reporting and a region by region look at the EV market, starting with last month’s performance. This is a free event but registration is required.

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IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION POLICIES ON AUTO INDUSTRY

Following the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the changes to immigration policy brought by the Biden Administration, this session provided an overview of the U.S. and Canadian immigration policies and the impact to companies on recruiting and retaining their foreign workers.

HOW AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD ARE RECOVERING FROM THE PANDEMIC

During this Lunch & Learn, IHS Markit examined how different markets are faring as the world recovers from the pandemic. IHS Markit experts demonstrated how you can take the pulse of the industry in over 150 countries – available through the SAA website.

8th ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS SUMMIT

2020 was a year defined by disruption and auto recalls were not immune. Over 300 new unique light vehicle recalls, affecting almost 28 million vehicles, required a new approach to recall response, during a time when ‘safety’ was being redefined. Experts from Stout provided trends and the latest insights on recalls during the 8th Annual Recalls Summit on April 14. 

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SAA NEWSLETTER

The Latest SAA Newsletter

May 3, 2021

• Hear from – and Meet – Top OEM Purchasing Executives at Purchasing Summit
• New Immigration Policies and Their Impacts on the Automotive Talent Base
• Latest SAA Industry Insights Video Examines State of the Industry
• Ann Marie Uetz Joins SAA’s Board of Directors
• Auto-Recall Attention Turns to Integrated Electronics
• April New Vehicle Sales Come in As Expected with Triple-Digit Increases
• Global Auto Demand Tracker Added to SAA’s Website
• Forecasted Jump in April Auto Sales Gets Second Confirmation
• US Inventory: How Low Can It Go?
• Don’t Repeat Mistakes That Led to the Microchip Shortage
• GM President Reuss Says Chip Shortage is ‘Worst’ Auto Supply Issue Ever as Sale Prices Rise
• Supplier Alert: Key Changes in Ford’s New Terms and Conditions
• Daimler Sees Mercedes Margins Surging to Highest in Years
• Why You Should Buy Ford Stock
• Cyber Security Risk Report Examines Balancing Risk and Opportunity Through Better Decisions
• Now is a Great Time to Sell Your Old Car. Used Car Sales are Soaring
• Auto Sales Rebounding: Honda Sees Several Models Flying Off Lots in April

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2021 EVENT LIST

2021 SAA Events

Mar 22, 2021

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2021. Check regularly for updates.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Automotive COVID-19 Recovery Series Helps Navigate a Path to a “New Normal”

Mar 1, 2021

IHS Markit has published three insight pieces providing research and perspectives into how the U.S. new and used vehicle ecosystems have already evolved from their pre-COVID-19 days, and, more importantly, what the more settled post-COVID-19 world, when it does arrive, will look like. These papers help navigate a path to a “new normal” in such unique times.

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ANALYST INSIGHT

Global Semiconductor Shortage Impact Assessment Update on Vehicle Production

May 12, 2021

The global semiconductor shortage continues to apply pressure to global Light Vehicle production. Plant shutdowns, reduced shifts and slow build-rates are estimated to undermine global LV production in the opening half of 2021 by almost 3 million units.

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MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK

Don’t Repeat Mistakes That Led to the Microchip Shortage

Apr 8, 2021

The great microchip crunch that has squeezed the auto industry should be mostly over by the middle of this year. But carmakers shouldn’t be so quick to forget the crisis’ lessons: Not only will there be a next time, but that next time will likely be worse.

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ANALYST INSIGHT

Pandemic Acts as Catalyst for Additional Change in Auto Industry, Analysts Suggest

Feb 1, 2021

The COVID crisis is proving to be a bigger accelerator for altering the automotive industry in fundamental ways than originally expected. OEMs must continue to grapple with the challenges brought about by autonomous driving, shared mobility, driveline electrification, but now there are additional changes in manufacturing as automaking transforms to a product from a service.

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April 1 Q’d Up: Navigating the Path to an All-Electric World with Three Parts of the EV Value Chain

Mar 22, 2021

Mark your calendars for the North American International Auto Show’s Q’d Up Mobility event on April 1 to hear three top experts as they discuss the current power landscape in the EV market, where we’ll be by the end of 2021 and what the future holds.

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Gen Y, Z Lead The Way With EVs

Mar 21, 2021

It has to be music to the ears of General Motors, Tesla, Rivian and other electric-savvy automakers.
One in four Gen Y and Z auto intenders say electric vehicle technology is a “must-have” in their next car.

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Ford Motor Company has issued an update to its Production Purchasing Global Terms and Conditions (effective July 1, 2021). Suppliers to Ford must carefully consider the changes and differences from prior versions of these Terms in order to understand the implications for their businesses.Foley & Lardner LLP prepared an analysis to help suppliers navigate these changes by not only identifying the most significant provisions and changes, but also explaining the possible implications and recommending strategic responses that suppliers should consider. Click here to view a PDF of the analysis.

EVENT RECAP

Auto-Recall Attention Turns to Integrated Electronics

Apr 28, 2021

“New technologies lead to new challenges,” says NHTSA’s Stephen Ridella during the 8th Annual Automotive Recalls Summit held in partnership with Stout on March 18.

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