Category Archives: Press Releases

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

05-2015

Poor Supplier Relations Costing U.S. Automakers Millions
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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.


2013 Annual OEM-Supplier Study Shows Automakers’ Lack of Focus has Stalled Improvements in Supplier Relations

05-2013

Annual OEM-Supplier Study Shows Automakers’ Lack of Focus has Stalled Improvements in..

DETROIT, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Confronted with greater demands than ever to make major investments in global facilities and in new technologies to achieve much higher corporate average fuel mileage goals, the OEMs should be redoubling their efforts to develop more collaborative supplier relations in order to leverage their combined resources.  However, that doesn’t appear to be the case, according to the results of the 2013 North American Automotive – Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index® Study, conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc.

“2013 Annual OEM-Supplier Study Shows Automakers’ Lack of Focus has Stalled Improvements in Supplier Relations,” Planning Perspectives, May 13, 2013.

 


Chrysler and GM Continue Strong Improvement, Ford stalled in 3rd, Toyota and Honda continue their slide in annual study of Automaker Buyer-Supplier Relations

05-2012

Chrysler and GM Continue Strong Improvement, Ford stalled in 3rd, Toyota and Honda continue their slide in annual study of Automaker Buyer-Supplier Relations

DETROIT, May 14, 2012 – The real story in this year’s rankings of automakers by their
suppliers in the 12th annual study of OEM working relations is not their overall rankings, but rather the dramatic and continuing slide of Toyota and Honda, and the continuing improvement of Chrysler Group, General Motors and Ford since 2005….

“Chrysler and GM Continue Strong Improvement, Ford stalled in 3rd, Toyota and Honda continue their slide in annual study of Automaker Buyer-Supplier Relations,” Planning Perspectives, May 14, 2012.


Toyota back in 1st place, Honda drops to 2nd, Ford maintains 3rd, while GM and Chrysler Continue to Improve in annual Automaker-Supplier Working Relations Rankings

05-2011

Toyota back in 1st place, Honda drops to 2nd, Ford maintains 3rd, while GM and Chrysler Continue to Improve in annual Automaker-Supplier Working Relations Rankings

DETROIT, May 23, 2011 – There’s good news for the US Big Three automakers and not so good news for the Big Three Japanese automakers in the 11th annual study of working relations between the six North American automakers and their suppliers. As a group, the US automakers continue to show steady improvement, and the Japanese automakers continue to slip….

“Toyota back in 1st place, Honda drops to 2nd, Ford maintains 3rd, while GM and Chrysler Continue to Improve in annual Automaker-Supplier Working Relations Rankings”, Planning Perspectives, May 23, 2011.


Study Shows Ford Climbs to #3 Overall in “Working Relations” with Suppliers; Honda and Toyota Still #1 and #2, but Slipping; GM Gaining

05-2010

Study Shows Ford Climbs to #3 Overall in “Working Relations” with Suppliers

DETROIT, May 10, 2010 – The good news at Ford just keeps on coming, while less than
positive news at Honda and Toyota also continues, as reflected in the results of 10th annual
North American OEM – Supplier Working Relations Study conducted by Planning Perspectives, Birmingham, MI (www.ppi1.com)….

“Study Shows Ford Climbs to #3 Overall in “Working Relations” with Suppliers; Honda and Toyota Still #1 and #2, but Slipping; GM Gaining,” Planning Perspectives, May 10, 2010.


Auto Supplier Study Shows Honda #1, Toyota Slipping to #2, Ford Gaining on Nissan, and Chrysler Still Last in ‘Working Relations’

05-2009

Auto Supplier Study Shows Honda #1, Toyota Slipping to #2, Ford Gaining on Nissan, and Chrysler Still Last in ‘Working Relations’

“DETROIT, May 25, 2009 – The turmoil in the automotive industry is reflected in the results of this year’s annual Study of the automakers’ supplier working relations, with the most significant shift in the suppliers’ ratings of the auto manufacturers since the Study was launched eight years ago. The annual North American OEM – Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Study tracks the supplier relations of the top three US and top three Japanese automakers.”

“Auto Supplier Study Shows Honda #1, Toyota Slipping to #2, Ford Gaining on Nissan, and Chrysler Still Last in ‘Working Relations’,” Planning Perspectives, May 25, 2009.


Annual Supplier Rankings of Automakers by Suppliers Shows Toyota and Nissan Slipping, Ford Gaining and Chrysler Tanking

08-2008

Annual Supplier Rankings of Automakers by Suppliers Shows Toyota and Nissan Slipping, Ford Gaining and Chrysler Tanking

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., August 11, 2008 – The turmoil in the U.S. auto industry is reflected in the 2008 rankings of the six major North American automakers by their suppliers, with Toyota and Nissan dropping significantly and Honda virtually tying Toyota for the best working relations among the automakers. Chrysler is in free-fall, continuing its decline from 2006 and is now in last place – slightly below General Motors — but Ford improved dramatically and jumped two ranks to fourth place. The rankings are part of the annual Working Relations Study conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc., Birmingham, MI.

“Annual Supplier Rankings of Automakers by Suppliers Shows Toyota and Nissan Slipping, Ford Gaining and Chrysler Tanking,” Planning Perspectives, August 11, 2008.