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3rd Quarter Industry Insights

Industry Insights is a new quarterly video series that will feature industry thought leaders providing compelling perspectives on what lays ahead for our sector.  Our Third Quarter video features automotive industry experts from DuckerFrontier. (video produced by Media Genesis)

What's New at the SAA


Magna executives provided insights into the new mobility landscape including what impact it will have, how fast things will change and how they are doing more than just adapting. Attendees also learned more about Magna technologies by touring its Innovation Showcase.


SAA members and guests examined the latest innovations in mobility and how these innovations are leading the way in the mobility evolution. In addition to hearing from great speakers, the Mobility Innovation Award winners were announced.


Members and guests joined the SAA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) for a fun networking event on October 3, 2019.  Attendees met  at Eastern Market Brewing Co. for networking, took a short tour of Eastern Market, returned to the Brewery to hear from Design Core, and enjoyed pizza from Supino's with more networking and cold beer. 



The 10th Annual OEM Purchasing Executives Summit took place June 18, 2019 in front of a sold-out audience at Faurecia. Members heard from the purchasing execs from the Big 6 automakers and had the opportunity to meet the executives and members of their staff.



The Society of Automotive Analysts is an organization that provides members with:

  • Direct and personal access to industry leaders
  • Exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry
  • Networking and interaction with key influencers



The Latest SAA Newsletter

Dec 5, 2019

• U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rise in November
• Save the Date: Automotive Outlook to be Held on Jan. 21, 2020
• Nissan-Infiniti: Another Double-Digit Decline
• Germany Crisis: Car Blow as 50,000 Jobs at Risk in ‘Biggest Crisis Since Invention of Car’
• Crunching Numbers: How the China-U.S. Trade War Could Trigger a Chain Reaction in the U.S. Automotive Industry
• Elon Musk Broke a Window, But Can He Fix the Auto Industry?
• FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks Targeting U.S. Automotive Industry
• Artificial Intelligence is Enhancing the Auto Industry Across the Board
• November 2019 Average New-Vehicle Prices Up Only 1% Year-Over-Year on Growing Discounts and Incentives
• SAA’s Third Quarter Industry Insights Reviews Innovation
• Automotive Suppliers Plying Turbulent Waters
• Global Car Sales Expected to Slide by 3.1 Million This Year in Steepest Drop Since Great Recession

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2019 Event List

2019-2020 SAA Events

Nov 21, 2019

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2020. Check regularly for updates.

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The Impact of the FCA PSA Merger on the Industry

Nov 13, 2019

A combined FCA PSA group would become the fourth largest OEM globally, with an annual production volume exceeding 8 million Light Vehicles per year. On that basis, it would surpass Hyundai Group, General Motors, Ford and Honda.

Assuming a binding agreement is reached to create a new automotive giant, there remain significant execution risks associated with combining two sizeable entities.

What does this mean for the industry?

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Following Chinese Backsliding, U.S. Increases Tariffs on China

May 16, 2019

The U.S. increased the tariff rate from 10% to 25% on $200bn of Chinese exports. At the same time, President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese exports to the U.S.

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What Effect Will Shared Autonomous Vehicles Have on the Future of Mobility?

May 12, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), especially Shared Autonomous Vehicles (SAVs), have created a huge buzz over the last few years. An SAV is the transformative AV type that has the potential to revolutionise personal mobility and reduce the need, or desire, for people to own a car. We expect that SAVs will, in the end, achieve this outcome, but the industry appears to be aligning with our view that the race towards widespread AV provision is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Meet Marissa DeCook — the 2019 SAA Scholarship Winner

Aug 7, 2019

Oakland University senior Marissa DeCook is the 2019 recipient of SAA’s Thought Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. Marissa, who grew up in Macomb, Mich., is currently studying Operations Management with a specialization in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Business Analytics.

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Demand Load

Aug 1, 2019

A slew of electric vehicles that collectively represent billions of dollars in investment are about to hit the market. Yet even with all that firepower, consumers remain lukewarm to the idea of plugging in.

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