Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) September 23, 2009
Senior executives from Fiat, Magna, Mazda and SAIC Motor will be among the speakers at the second annual Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Supplier Forum to be held this Friday (Sept. 25) in Beijing.
Hosted by the Automotive Industry Action Group in cooperation with China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE), the forum brings together thought leaders from more than 500 automotive manufacturers and suppliers to discuss ways to sharpen collaboration and improve quality in the Chinese auto market.
The forum will be held September 25th in Beijing, China at the China International Exhibition Center. Purchasing directors and managers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, John Deere, Fiat, Geely, Magna, BorgWarner, JCI, Delphi, Lear, TRW, Eaton, Specialty Products Co., and more are expected to attend. It also attracts Economic Development Zones from different areas of China and many international service providers, which help companies to explore their business opportunities.
The agenda also includes special Fiat and Chrysler sessions with discussions on:
- Fiat Group's Global Sourcing Strategy in the economic downturn and its requirements to Chinese Suppliers -- Jack Cheng, Vice President, Fiat Group China
- Overview of New Chrysler, NEA Purchasing and China RSO -- Alan Zeng, General Manager of Chrysler NEA Purchasing
- Supplier Quality--A Key Factor to the Success of Global Suppliers -- Peter Zhou, General Manager of Chrysler NEA Supplier Quality
- Overview of Chrysler Engineering -- Lane Mu, Senior Manager of Chrysler NEA Engineering
- Chrysler NEA Supply Chain Management Requirements -- Ice Zhang, Manager of Chrysler NEA Supply
Chaired by Dr. Yilong Chen, AIAG's general director of Asia Pacific Affairs & chief representative in China, the other scheduled speakers include:
- Ministry of Commerce(MOC), PRC Representative
- Department of Commerce(DOC), USA Representative
- Key factors and requirements of Magna Sourcing in China -- Min Du, Executive Director, Global Purchasing in China, Magna International
- The expectation and requirements from SAIC to its Suppliers -- Xiao Guopu, Vice President of SAIC Motor
- Overcoming the what-you-see-is-not-what-you-get Syndrome -- Dr. Steven Hsieh, Regional Director, Supply Management, Logistics and Global Sourcing - Asia, John Deere
- Delphi logistics requirements to its global suppliers and 3PL providers -- Jeffery Richards, Director, Logistics Asia Pacific, Delphi
- How to Become a World Class Automotive Supplier -- Qian Harris, Senior STA Manager, Changan Ford Mazda
- How to Become Excellent Global Automotive OEM Supplier -- Frances O'Rourke, Purchasing Director of Asia Pacific, Federal-Mogul
Supported by the Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China, CIAPE is an international event for exhibition, trade, and collaboration among global auto parts suppliers.
For more information on this conference, visit AIAG's China Web site at http://www.aiag.org.cn, or contact Amber Qian, tel. 8621+50818737 or email aqian (at) aiag (dot) com (dot) cn.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, please visit the organization's Web site at http://www.aiag.org .