SAA’s 6th Annual Automotive OEM Purchasing Summit will take place May 19, 2015. It will kick
off with a presentation by Dr. John Henke on the results of the 15th annual N.A. Automotive Buyer-Supplier Relations study. In addition to ranking the OEMs on their supplier relations, this year’s study documents the financial impact of supplier relations on OEMs’ profitability. Then a panel of the automaker purchasing executives will comment on the study’s findings and their strategies going forward to work more effectively with their suppliers. Don’t miss your chance to interact with purchasing executives and teams from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Click here for more information and to register.
SAA's 4th Annual Summer Evening Series event will take place Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI. SAA members and guests will enjoy a strolling dinner, networking and insights from industry leaders. Click here for more information.
SAA's Value Proposition
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 Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides networking opportunities and facilitates the exchange of ideas, insights and opinions among the next generation of automotive industry thought leaders. The YPN consists of career-minded automotive industry professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest trends while at the same time expanding their network of contacts.
For more information on the YPN, click here.
Are Emerging Markets the New Achilles Heel of the Automotive Industry?
The global light vehicle market is expected to remain in positive territory this year with growth at 3 percent to over 87 million units, according to LMC Automotive. However, several emerging markets are underperforming and the outlook for vehicle sales in some of these previously high growth markets is being downgraded. Slower growth in the emerging markets is creating pressure for the global automotive industry and adding an element of uncertainty for key players that have invested heavily in these markets. Click here to read more
SAA is proud to offer its members access to the AutoBeat Group publications (a $300 value). Members can now access AutoBeat Daily, AutoTech Daily, AutoBeat Asia and AutoBeat Europe. Get instructions on how to access these publications by clicking here.
SAA President Paul Wheeler provides his message to SAA members.
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