Automotive Suppliers Gather for Annual Conference

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has scheduled its 18th annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Council (APSC) meeting for May 2-3 in Novi, Michigan.

News Item From: 4/18/2011 Modern Machine Shop

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has scheduled its 18th annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Council (APSC) meeting for May 2-3 in Novi, Michigan. Featuring automotive industry trend analysis, production forecasts, benchmarking and more, the event is a useful forum for senior executives of companies serving the automotive market to network with fellow suppliers and analyze the latest industry trends, the organization says.  
 
The program’s first day will feature opening address titled “What’s Next For Automotive Suppliers.” That will be followed by instructional tracks covering topics including strategies for success, how to strengthen your purchasing organization, how to do business globally, and marketing and sales techniques.
 
Events for the next day include an Automotive Supply Chain Panel moderated by Dave Andrea of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. Chrysler, Toyota, Ford, Lear and General Motors have been invited to participate. The panel will be followed by a general session presentation entitled “Supply Contracting After the Great Recession” with Dan Sharkey of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey and Turco. The remainder of the morning will be filled with instructional tracks addressing North American vehicle forecast and supplier development.
 
For registration and other information, visit pma.org/apsc.

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