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.


Supplier relationships cost top 6 automakers in U.S. $1.4B in profit, study says

08-2014

Supplier relationships cost top 6 automakers in U.S. $1.4B in profit, study says

DETROIT (Bloomberg)– The six largest automakers in the United States could have earned $1.4 billion more last year if they had improved their relationships with suppliers, a study says…

“Supplier relationships cost top 6 automakers in U.S. $1.4B in profit, study says,” Automotive News, August 4, 2014.


Quid pro quo

05-2014

Quid pro quo

Suppliers would rather do business with Toyota than with the Detroit 3. And the gap is getting bigger……

Editorial, “Quid pro quo,” Automotive News, May 12th, 2014.


Top Marks

05-2014

 

Leo Michael, “Top Marks”, Automotive News, May 20, 2014.


2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Toyota and Honda on top; Nissan displacing Ford in the middle; Chrysler and GM falling behind

05-2014

2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Toyota and Honda on top; Nissan displacing Ford in the middle; Chrysler and GM falling behind

Detroit, May 12, 2014 – Results of the 14th annual automotive industry study on the major US and Japanese automakers’ working relations with their suppliers show the US Big Three are once again falling behind their Japanese competitors, with Toyota, Honda and Nissan finishing 1-2-3 respectively in the top rankings.

“2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Toyota and Honda on top; Nissan displacing Ford in the middle; Chrysler and GM falling behind,” Planning Perspectives, May 14, 2013.