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13TH ANNUAL PURCHASING SUMMIT

The SAA and the OESA, in cooperation with Plante Moran, and hosted by Marelli will present the 13th Annual Purchasing Summit on May 24, 2022. Leaders from Plante Moran will share key highlights from the latest Plante Moran North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study. Following, purchasing executives from Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan and Toyota will provide commentary on the study results and answer questions from event participants.

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ARE LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES THE ANSWER FOR EVs?

SAA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) invites members and guests to a free webinar on June 7, 2022 to hear from Lyten, an advanced materials and EV battery company based in Silicon Valley, CA.

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EXCLUSIVE PEEK INTO MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGIES

Exclusive member event on June 15. Receive an overview of Microsoft’s go-to-market and investments for the Automotive Industry, and a peek into Microsoft Technologies from the Microsoft Technology Center Architects. Following the presentations, get a tour of the Microsoft Technology Center. Various Microsoft technologies will be on display with focused demonstrations.

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STAFFING IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY -- A MAJOR ISSUE

Recruiting, Staffing and Retention have been elevated as major business concerns. This is more than just an HR issue. Attendees to this Lunch and Learn hosted by Job.com heard successes, challenges and insights from GM, Microsoft, Waymo and Stanislaw Consulting. 

 

Why Should You Attend the 13th Annual Purchasing Summit?

Plante Moran's Daron Gifford explains why you should register today for the May 24th event that will be held at Marelli's headquarters in Southfield, MI. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Auto Demand Levels Remain Depressed on Chip Famine Alongside Race Between Vaccine & Variants

Dec 21, 2021

IHS Markit forecasts new light vehicle sales of nearly 82.4 million globally in 2022, up 3.7%. IHS Markit projects the industry will finish out 2021 with nearly 79.4 million light vehicles sold, and industry demand levels will continue to be restrained next year as the semiconductor supply chain remains challenged.

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Rising EV Sales May Weaken U.S. Automaker Credit Metrics Over Time

Jan 6, 2022

If margins on battery-operated automobiles are slow to improve, increased electric vehicle (EV) penetration may be leveraging for some US automakers over the long term, given the large investment required to grow EV production, says Fitch Ratings.

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MANUFACTURING OUTLOOK

Digital Transformation Isn’t an Option, It’s Essential

Dec 12, 2021

View the on-demand sessions from the 2021 Tech Summit, a two-day virtual event that featured panel discussions on issues poised to change the face of the public and commercial industry sectors, such as digital transformation, workforce and talent retention, data transparency, and strategy and operations.

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Technology Predictions: What’s Ahead for the Auto Industry in 2022

Dec 21, 2021

Following two years of market disruption, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are eager for positive news. Indeed, some regions and vertical segments are mitigating risks and addressing shortages with agile shifts and creative strategies. They provide pragmatic best practice models and inspiration for the organizations still struggling with heavy revenue losses from the microchip shortage. Undeniably, 2021 was a difficult year for manufacturers, OEMs, and suppliers. As we turn to 2022 to absorb and adapt to the many COVID-related blows, some predictions seem safe to bet on.

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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.

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