Category Archives: PPI In The News

Ford Chief Sets Auto Maker on a Dual Track

10-2016

DETROIT, October 18, 2016 – Mark Fields recasts firm as transportation-services provider as well as manufacturer.

Christina Rogers, “Ford Chief Sets Auto Maker on a Dual Track,” The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2016.


GM taps supplier experience to boost relations

09-2016

DETROIT, September 6, 2016 – Drawing from his work at a supplier for 20 years, General Motors Co. purchasing head Steve Kiefer knows how to relate to their frustrations when dealing with automakers. So he offered suppliers a chance to email him ideas that could improve quality and their, and GM’s, bottom lines.

Melissa Burden, “GM taps supplier experience to boost relations,” The Detroit News, September 6, 2016.


2016 Annual North American Automotive OEM – Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index® Study

06-2016

Automakers are Making Record Profits Now –
but Suppliers Hold the Keys to OEMs’ Future, Study Reveals

Read the press release here.

 


Supplier Relations: GM better, but Toyota, Honda lead

05-2016

Supplier Relations: GM better, but Toyota, Honda lead

DETROIT, May 16, 2016 – General Motors made significant improvement in building trust, but auto suppliers again cited Toyota and Honda as the most supplier-friendly automakers, according to an annual survey on relations between manufacturers and suppliers.

Greg Gardner, “Supplier Relations: GM better, but Toyota, Honda lead,” Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2016


2015 Annual North American Automotive OEM–Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index® Study

05-2015

Poor Supplier Relations Costing U.S. Automakers Millions
Read the press release here.