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Industry Insights Video -- 3rd Quarter 2020
In the latest SAA Industry Insight video, Plante Moran's Dave Andrea provides a great summary of the 2020 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study. The study is a comprehensive annual survey that examines the working relations between Tier 1 suppliers and their North American-based OEM customers from the suppliers’ perspective.
What's New at the SAA
UPDATED INDUSTRY FORECAST & OUTLOOK
LMC Automotive's Kevin Riddell, IHS Markit's Joe Langley, and CarGurus' George Augustaitis provided amazing insights on where the automotive industry is heading on SAA's August 18th webinar. As the world attempts to determine the impacts of COVID and when “normal” will return, the panelists provided the most up-to-date forecasts and perspectives on the state of the auto industry.
HOW TO OPTIMIZE LINKEDIN TO SUPPORT YOUR BRAND & GENERATE LEADS
CANDID INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES FROM REID BIGLAND
During SAA's July 21 webinar, former FCA executive Reid Bigland shared his candid industry insights on the following: Automotive environment both pre-and-post COVID-19; Challenges for OEMs going forward due to COVID-19; and the Electrification Conundrum – who really wants these things, Governments or the Consumer? The recording of the video is available to SAA members.
11TH ANNUAL OEM PURCHASING SUMMIT
SAA, in partnership with OESA, co-hosted the OESA/SAA 2020 Purchasing Summit on June 25, 2020. The online event, which was sponsored by Plante Moran, featured a presentation of the 2020 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index Study® (WRI®), along with comments by purchasing executives from GM, Ford, FCA, Toyota, Nissan and Honda.
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.
• Webinar: Supplier Strategy Re-Boot: Navigating the Post-COVID Market
• Entries Now Being Accepted for the Mobility Innovations Awards
• Tight Inventories Set the Stage for U.S. Auto Industry Rebound
• U.S. New Car Sales Show Signs of Life in September
• U.S. Auto Sales Fall 9.7% in Q3, But the News Isn’t All Bad
• Save the Date: Next Q’Up Mobility Webinar on October 22
• California’s Ban on New Gas Cars Further Upends Auto Industry
• Plante Moran’s mobility Intelligence is Now Live; Oct. 15 Webinar Will Reveal More Information
• China’s EV Ambitions Put the U.S. Auto Industry At Risk
• As Auto Industry Roars Back, Worker Shortages Throw Up Roadblocks
• Chinese Automakers Show Off Concept Sports Cars, Amid Auto Market Slump
• New SAA Industry Insights Video Summarizes 2020 OEM-Supplier Relations Study
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.Read More
By the early part of the next decade, LMC Automotive expects that more than half of global sales of Passenger Cars (including
North American Light Trucks) will be electrified in one way or another. Get the most up-to-date insights and forecasts on the Powertrain, Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sector as contained in this latest LMC Impact Report.
Results of the 20th annual North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study show that of the six major U.S. and Japanese automakers, only Toyota and FCA made any significant improvement in their scores this year.Read More
New Survey: Aluminum Remains Fastest Growing Automotive Material, Emerging as a Preferred Metal for EVs
The Detroit 3 (FCA, Ford, GM) and their international counterparts and suppliers with manufacturing and assembly in North America have started to return to life this week after a two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The automakers have redesigned assembly lines and added additional training for autoworkers in an increased effort to avoid additional outbreaks of COVID-19 that could throw off production for a second time.Read More
The next Q’d Up Mobility thought leadership series will be held Oct. 22 and will feature members of the Experiences Per Mile Advisory Council. More information will be e-mailed soon.Read More
Learn the secrets to winning in Asian car markets with Michael J. Dunne, an entrepreneur and author with 25 years of success in Asia. A native of Detroit, Dunne has founded companies in China, Thailand and Indonesia. He also speaks Chinese and Thai. Doing business in Asia is like playing an away game. Everything is different. How to grow your business there, to make profits? Dunne’s candid conversations with executives who have found a way to win in Asia will open your eyes to what works and what does not work. Listeners learn how to avoid the land mines. And capitalize on the opportunities.Read More
Credit federal aid, including extended unemployment benefits, with keeping the auto industry from crashing and burning during the coronavirus pandemic, Reid Bigland, the recently retired head of sales for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said during a webinar sponsored by the Society of Automotive Analysts.