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Automotive Insiders Presented By OESA

The automotive industry is evolving at rapid-fire speed. Innovations in autonomous driving, V2V connectivy, ride-sharing, evolving workforce demand, electrification, and trade and tariff implications, are changing vehicle design, manufacturing operations and challenging traditional automotive business models. Join OESA as it welcomes automotive industry thought leaders to discuss these and many other automotive insights. Tune in for the latest in supplier industry news and learn how some companies are thriving in the new mobility landscape on Automotive Insiders, presented by OESA.

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Digital Vehicle Hub and Vehicle Management Services – SAP & IBM
Dec 28 2021
Digital Vehicle Hub and Vehicle Management Services – SAP & IBM
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Tom Madonna, Industry Executive Advisor for Automotive at SAP, and Bill Veltri, MBA, an IBM Associate Partner and SAP Leader for the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense industries with particular focus on Automotive OEMs, Distributors, Suppliers, and Dealers. Tom Madonna and Bill Veltri discuss how Automotive is at a once-in-100-years inflection point, with the industry moving into new methods of transacting and new business models that will enable improved customer engagement and provide access to the power of data. “Digital Vehicle Hub/Vehicle Management System is a new container for supporting those models.” Bill observes, “When thinking about the Automotive industry, the Distributors and Dealers are often overlooked, as most people focus on the manufacturing and supply chain processes. Moving vehicles from the manufacturing locations to the distributors, accessorizing those vehicles, and moving them to the right dealers is an important part of the vehicle supply chain.” OEMs, Dealerships, and Retailers need new ways of communication and passing information back-and-forth to support customers. Tom poses this top-of-mind question, “How much data is needed or wanted, and who owns that data?” Listen on-demand to hear the full conversation with Tom Madonna and Bill Veltri. More info:
Digital Vehicle Hub and Vehicle Management Services – SAP & IBM
Dec 28 2021
Digital Vehicle Hub and Vehicle Management Services – SAP & IBM
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Tom Madonna, Industry Executive Advisor for Automotive at SAP, and Bill Veltri, MBA, an IBM Associate Partner and SAP Leader for the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense industries with particular focus on Automotive OEMs, Distributors, Suppliers, and Dealers. Tom Madonna and Bill Veltri discuss how Automotive is at a once-in-100-years inflection point, with the industry moving into new methods of transacting and new business models that will enable improved customer engagement and provide access to the power of data. “Digital Vehicle Hub/Vehicle Management System is a new container for supporting those models.” Bill observes, “When thinking about the Automotive industry, the Distributors and Dealers are often overlooked, as most people focus on the manufacturing and supply chain processes. Moving vehicles from the manufacturing locations to the distributors, accessorizing those vehicles, and moving them to the right dealers is an important part of the vehicle supply chain.” OEMs, Dealerships, and Retailers need new ways of communication and passing information back-and-forth to support customers. Tom poses this top-of-mind question, “How much data is needed or wanted, and who owns that data?” Listen on-demand to hear the full conversation with Tom Madonna and Bill Veltri. More info:
Technology Impacts on Automotive Bottom Line with SAP and Infosys
Dec 21 2021
Technology Impacts on Automotive Bottom Line with SAP and Infosys
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Tom Madonna, Industry Executive Advisor for Automotive at SAP, and Nat Krishnan, Head of SAP Sales and Engagements for Manufacturing at Infosys. Tom Madonna and Nat Krishnan discuss how technology is helping automotive companies adopt and launch new business models faster, streamline costs and increase revenues. Customers’ wants and needs are driving companies to change how and how fast they provide new products and innovations. Nat shares examples including Ford’s Mobility subscription billing and Volvo’s car-as-a-service. As technology maturity (EV, ADAS, AV) drives market cap, evaluation, and other business decisions, older brick-and-mortar companies are being pushed to change. Nat notes that this maturity enables EV startups to adopt best-in-class business capability faster and cheaper than ever, in as little as 1–2 years for Lordstown, Fisker and Rivian. Companies are demanding “skin in the game” from technology services suppliers, including outcome-based commercial models and ERP-as-a-service. Listen on-demand to the full conversation with Tom Madonna and Nat Krishnan. More info:
Vehicle Sales, Captive Fleet and Customer Care – IBM & SAP
Dec 16 2021
Vehicle Sales, Captive Fleet and Customer Care – IBM & SAP
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Sara Carlson, a Partner and Executive within the IBM Consulting Global Digital Commerce Practice, and Tom Madonna, Industry Executive Advisor for Automotive at SAP. Sara and Tom discuss how, as OEMs transform into Mobility companies, their business models will change and the total available market will grow tenfold as the focus shifts to price per mile from price per vehicle. To compete in this new environment, OEMs will need to provide differentiated consumer experiences, with services and vehicles enabled by convenient commerce with a higher number of transactions. And as fleet offerings evolve to include Autonomous and Electric Vehicles, they will provide fleet operators a new set of services – predictive maintenance, connected services, EV charging services, autonomous uptime services, and an ecosystem of 3rd party services. By 2030, these new service revenues are predicted to grow by 75%, helping to capture a 40% increase in revenue overall. Sara and Tom also explore this question: With customers’ buying habits, methods, and expectations ever-changing, are the OEMs, dealerships, and retailers ready for this change? Listen on-demand to hear the full conversation with Sara Carlson and Tom Madonna. More info:
Disrupting Supply Chain Disruption with SAP and Accenture
Nov 16 2021
Disrupting Supply Chain Disruption with SAP and Accenture
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Bill Newman, North America Executive Industry Advisor / Chief at SAP and Brian Irwin, Managing Director and lead of Accenture’s Automotive and Mobility practice across North America. Bill Newman and Brian Irwin discuss how supply disruptions have increased the need for demand sensing and planning throughout the value chain. Bill observes, “Digital methods are creating unique ‘win’ moments over companies still using traditional approaches. Supplier management and collaboration are paramount. It is critical to understand how your suppliers support your products going into available vehicles.” Balancing complex operations – and material flow inside plant operations – to maximize available output and revenue will enable large suppliers and vehicle makers to maximize revenue and profit per vehicle program. Be sure to hear the full conversation with more of their expert insights. For information about upcoming OESA events, visit OESA.org. Industry insights on previous OESA podcasts: Automotive Insiders.
Delivering on the Promise of Delivery with Quistem and QAD–Part 2
Nov 9 2021
Delivering on the Promise of Delivery with Quistem and QAD–Part 2
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes back Cathy Fisher, the Founder and President of Quistem, LLC, and Terry Onica, Director of Automotive at QAD to continue their discussion with OESA Automotive Insiders on October 12, 2021. You’ll learn about the 24 essential supply chain processes Quistem and QAD have identified as the foundation to achieving automotive OEM delivery performance expectations. They share their expert insights on why sustainable supply chain performance requires the seamless integration of traditional supply chain and quality functions in automotive manufacturers. Cathy and Terry advise automotive suppliers that technology is the enabler to gain real-time visibility in managing their supply chains and becoming more predictive in supply chain decision-making. They also discuss the future of women in manufacturing. For more information, visit www.quistem.com and www.qad.com. To learn about upcoming OESA events, visit OESA.org. To hear industry insights on previous OESA podcasts: Automotive Insiders.
Automotive Megatrends & Manufacturing Automation with Elio Trolio
Nov 2 2021
Automotive Megatrends & Manufacturing Automation with Elio Trolio
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Elio Trolio, Senior Manager of Value Engineering at Plex Systems. Regarding Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Elio notes that is unclear to manufacturing leaders “what technology levers they can pull to begin driving improvements.” He also observes that real-time reporting on daily operational activities – to drive planning for each shift/day/week of production – is a key value case that auto manufacturing leaders should consider as a starting point on their transformation to Industry 4.0. Discussing supply chain planning challenges, he observes, “Chip shortages aside, the problem still exists with current tools and methods used in the automotive industry that prohibit long-range planning accuracy and drive greater noise and wastes across the automotive supplier network. There are still ways to drive improvements even in these unprecedented times.” Listen to the full conversation for more insights from Elio Trolio. For information about OESA events, visit OESA.org. To hear industry insights on previous OESA podcasts: Automotive Insiders.
Automotive Workforce & Transition to EVs with QAD's Tom Roberts
Oct 26 2021
Automotive Workforce & Transition to EVs with QAD's Tom Roberts
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Tom Roberts, Vice President, Automotive and Mobility at QAD. Mr. Roberts quotes Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius, who spoke in May 2021 about the challenge of speeding up the transition to electric vehicles: “We have to have an honest conversation about jobs…Everyone knows it takes more labour hours to assemble and build a combustion-based powertrain compared to an electric powertrain.” Tom noted that with a continuously contracting powertrain parts industry, companies will require parallel cuts in GA, which will squeeze corporate budgets for HR, IT, and other central functions. “Automotive is already finding it difficult to staff the jobs they have now and will not be able to increase wages to staff open positions. Companies must move toward simplification and standardization of processes and also must move toward IT automation to survive.” Discussing the chip shortage, Tom Roberts observed the challenge for OEMs building cars without the chips and parking them in big lots: “When they receive the chips, how will they then install the chips in those parked vehicles?” Listen to the full conversation and learn more from Tom Roberts. For information about OESA events, visit OESA.org. To hear industry insights on previous OESA podcasts: Automotive Insiders.
Brianne Ray at LUX interactive: EHS&S Modernization for Suppliers
Sep 14 2021
Brianne Ray at LUX interactive: EHS&S Modernization for Suppliers
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts discuss Automotive hot topics to keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely and relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Brianne Ray, Business Relation Strategist for Communications & Client Strategy for LUX interactive’s LyfeCycle technology tool for EHS&S. Brianne Ray describes EHS&S – Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability – as far more than just meeting compliance and checking boxes. It is the critical heartbeat of keeping an organization safe for its employees, compliant, and focused on environmental loyalty. EHS&S is an organizational discipline that includes creating standardized health and safety procedures, analyzing data to identify workplace hazards and areas of risk, reducing exposure to harmful situations and substances, and mitigating future incidents. Brianne Ray's advice to automotive suppliers: “Don’t forget to evolve and modernize! It’s easy to stay in one place just because something seems to ‘work just fine’. Making your EHS&S program better starts with knowing it can't stay the way it has for the past 20 years. Don’t put modernization on the back burner.” Listen on-demand to hear the full conversation with Brianne Ray. More info:
OESA’s David Johnson: 2021 Hybrid Events Preview
Jul 26 2021
OESA’s David Johnson: 2021 Hybrid Events Preview
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing, restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely, relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes David Johnson, OESA's senior director of operations and events. David discusses how OESA is transitioning to hybrid event programing, to give suppliers and industry partners the opportunity to engage where they are, virtually or in person. He stresses the value of attending OESA programs. “Bringing a few nuggets of information back to the office from an OESA event subject matter expert can have monumental impacts on an organization. And the opportunity to network with peers creates an invaluable community that successful suppliers have utilized to great success.” David’s big news: OESA is bringing back the Automotive Supplier Conference on Monday, November 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. This year’s program will feature keynote speaker Daniel Pink, author of Drive and other bestselling business books. Sessions will feature senior executives from Ford, VW, Nissan, plus the much-anticipated annual Outlook Panel featuring Jeff Schuster from LMC and John Murphy from Bank of American Merrill Lynch. The conference will schedule significant time for networking including a post-event reception to bring the supplier community together. More info:
Peter Pearce: Repositioning The Automotive Supply Business
Jul 21 2021
Peter Pearce: Repositioning The Automotive Supply Business
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing, restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely, relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes Peter Pearce, a principal at Baker Tilly and lead of the firm’s Enterprise Solutions and Mobility and Transportation practices. Peter Pearce discusses repositioning of the automotive supply business, as leading automotive suppliers are leveraging advanced integrated technologies to accelerate and transform their business. He also addresses how manufacturers are looking for solutions to the gap in workforce through process reengineering and technology automation. His advice for the automotive supplier community: “Suppliers need to be brave in this new economy. Historically, we focused exclusively on the needs of customers and not the needs of the industry. As a supplier, we have so much more to offer the supply chain. The new OEMS and the traditional OEMS who are investing in the new EV technology still need the amazing engineering and design the existing supply chain has to offer, but need to develop and think differently on what we make, how we make it, and if we are profitable in doing so. If your product portfolio is exclusively linked to the ICE powertrain today, you need to diversify. Period.” More info: www.linkedin.com/company/bakertillyus and
Kurt Kissling: EPA's New Environmental Justice EJ Initiatives
Jun 28 2021
Kurt Kissling: EPA's New Environmental Justice EJ Initiatives
Automotive Insiders is presented by OESA, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Industry experts keep the Automotive Supplier Community up to date on the fast-changing mobility landscape. From post-pandemic manufacturing, restart planning and worker safety measures, to legal issues and supply chain disruptions, Automotive Insiders is your source of timely, relevant content. Host Bonnie D. Graham welcomes attorney Kurt Kissling, a partner in Warner Norcross + Judd’s Detroit office, who counsels clients across the country on environmental issues, focusing on the Clean Air Act and its local equivalents. Kurt discusses upcoming new initiatives by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Environmental Justice (EJ): climate change, stricter tailpipe standards, and enhanced corporate reporting requirements for environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues. He also explains how the EPA may address EJ through additional facility inspections, “innovative relief” focused on enforcement remedies in local communities, enhanced community communication, and increased federal oversight including enforcement. Kurt Kissling’s advice to automotive suppliers on these upcoming EPA initiatives: “Understand what's coming down the road, especially in terms of regulatory developments, because if you aren't at the table discussing the issue, you may appear on the menu.” More info: www.wnj.com and OESA.org