Tag Archives: OESA

The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint – “The Sky Is Not Falling”

center for automotive research
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR)’s annual Management Briefing Seminars kicked off on Monday in Traverse City, Michigan. Tuesday’s sessions included a detailed update and outlook on “The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint,” presented by a panel of leading automotive forecasters, analysts and suppliers. The subtitle to this otherwise sterile title could have … Continue reading this entry

Automotive Supplier Industry Gathers with "Industry at a Crossroads"

OSHA Turns Its Sights on Auto Suppliers
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), the leading U.S. trade group representing automotive suppliers, convened its 2016 Annual Conference on November 2nd under the theme: “The Industry at a Crossroads.” The title reflects two basic crossroads facing the industry today:  the crossroads of the evolution to connected and autonomous vehicles, and the crossroads of an … Continue reading this entry

The Maturing of China's Auto Market

The Center for Automotive Research held its 50th anniversary Management Briefing Seminars event last week in Traverse City, Michigan. The theme of the conference was “Competition Rules!” and featured an in-depth look at the global automotive industry, including current competitive trends. Kudos to CAR for another fantastic MBS, despite the curveballs that Mother Nature and her straight-line … Continue reading this entry

China Market Update

U.S. and Japan Continue Talks on Auto Tariffs
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) recently presented on February 4th its annual China Market update webinar, and as usual a lot of great information was imparted to OESA members. The presentations included a review of the “China Auto Market Dynamics” by Yale Zhang, Managing Director of Automotive Foresight in Shanghai, and a review of … Continue reading this entry

Suppliers Remain Cautiously Optimistic per OESA Survey

Suppliers Get Ready For Your Recalls
OESA recently released its Automotive Supplier Barometer for November 2014. The November Supplier barometer focused on Human Resources issues related to staffing benefits and training. The Supplier Sentiment Index (SSI) is the same as the September level, at 56, reflecting a positive outlook for suppliers. However, as the OESA notes, the warranty/recall issues in the … Continue reading this entry

Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers in Mexico

Last week the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted an event entitled “Supplier Opportunities and Challenges in Mexico” that I attended. It was a great program as always by OESA, and I wanted to share some of the highlights that I took away from it. First of all, nearly every automotive manufacturer who has operations … Continue reading this entry

Suppliers Positive, Again, per OESA Survey

OESA recently released its Automotive Supplier Barometer for May 2014, Focus on Production, Technology, Globalization. Suppliers continue to hum along in their positive attitudes, sending OESA’s May Supplier Sentiment Index (SSI) to 59, a light increase from that of 56 in March 2014. In fact, the SSI has been on the positive side of the spectrum … Continue reading this entry

OESA Sees Sunny Skies for Auto Industry

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) recently released its 2013 Annual Report which includes an interesting and positive “State of the Industry.” Modest growth is projected for both 2014 and 2015, pushing expected annual North American Production levels over 17 million units. This is especially positive because OESA also notes that the “break-even point of … Continue reading this entry

OESA Automotive Supplier Barometer: Positive but Guarded

The March 2014 OESA Automotive Supplier Barometer: Focus on Supply Chain was recently published. The 96 survey respondents told a story of an industry still feeling good about itself, but with a little more concern than in 2013. Pessimism increased and inventory levels were up (for finished goods and raw materials). However, overall, the survey paints a relatively … Continue reading this entry

FCPA, Export Control, and Economic Sanctions: Enforcement Trends and Compliance

On January 24, 2013, Foley attorneys Greg Husisian and Christopher Swift briefed the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (“OESA”) Legal Council on recent FCPA, Export Control, and Economic Sanctions enforcement trends. Focusing on anticorruption, munitions, dual-use technologies, and a broad spectrum of new sanctions, the presentation identified enhanced risks for multinational companies that manufacture and export … Continue reading this entry