Automotive Industry expert Jason Stein presents a podcast focused on the automotive industry. It launched in 2022 and covers various industry topics, trends, and projections that are impacting the future of automotive. Jason will interview some of the industry’s key thought leaders and industry insiders. The podcast will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Pandora with new episodes that will be featured weekly.
The industry transformation is full of changes in technology, manufacturing process and a new way of looking at OEM-supplier relations. What does that mean for the future of production and partnerships? Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein interviews Plante Moran partner Mark Barrott to find out what the future holds across the industry.
In the commercial space, Class 8 trucks are playing a significant role in the economy and are a vital aspect of the commercial vehicle market. But what does the future hold for the industry? Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein interviews S&P Global Mobility executive Andrej Divis to find out what’s in store in the truck space.
What economic conditions will affect the supply base the rest of this year and what factors could impact future production plans as we edge into 2024? Laurie Harbour and Cara Walton of Harbour Results Inc. sit down with Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein to share their view of the end of this year and a glimpse into 2024.
Software Defined Vehicles are the new central brain system of vehicles. On this episode of Automotive Insiders, Jason Stein interviews Deloitte’s Chris Ahn to discuss the implications of SDV technology and how it may upend the traditional relationship between automakers and suppliers.
In a redefined, fast-paced landscape, Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein talks to Plante Moran partner Mark Barrott about the ability of suppliers to adjust to fewer platforms and greater technical capability.
Streamlining IT operations and improving overall efficiency in these challenging times takes a changed mindset and new methods of operational efficiency. Mike Lewandowski of Modineer shares some lessons learned along the way with Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein.
The preparation for the electric vehicle revolution isn’t just touching the light-vehicle market, automakers and their suppliers. It also extends across other industries and segments. Jason Stein interviews Jim Zizelman, president and CEO of Stoneridge, to talk EVs across industries as well as a move to advanced technology and safety.
Suppliers are being hit hard by the UAW strike, but how will today’s actions impact the future – especially after the strike reaches a resolution? Automotive Insiders interviews Julie Fream, President and CEO, MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers, and Ann Wilson, MEMA’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, to get a feel for the lasting effects. And, the group talks about the issues at the southern border.
What’s the effect of the current UAW strike on suppliers across the industry? Automotive Insiders talks to two experts about the strike’s impact and the constraints on an already stretched supply base. Jason Stein interviews Julie Fream, President and CEO, MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers, and Ann Wilson, MEMA’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, to get an insider’s look on the effects of the work stoppage.
Jason Stein of Automotive Insiders talks to Homayune Ghaussi of Warner Norcross & Judd to discuss the impact of a potential UAW strike on suppliers -- as well as a major decision by the Michigan Supreme Court that will affect a change in blanket orders.
Automotive suppliers are increasingly feeling market pressure to combat a host of challenges that might not have been as prevalent in prior years. Anthony Murphy, Vice President and head of Product Management for the Application group at Plex by Rockwell Automation, talks to Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein about how Rockwell is tackling those challenges directly.
Mark Wakefield, Global Co-Leader of the Automotive and Industrial Practice at AlixPartners, talks to Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein about the release of the 20th annual AlixPartners Global Outlook. What’s the health of automakers, suppliers, tech companies and dealers? Wakefield offers his overall view.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to Mexico. Legal considerations, including supply chain structures and labor obligations, are crucial for companies moving in that direction. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein interviews Juan Carlos Jiménez Labora and Alfredo Kupfer, of Sanchez Devanny, to help suppliers navigate the decision.
As the industry looks to source more parts in North America, and manage the USMCA’s and IRA rules, how best to understand the Mexico market? Jason Stein of Automotive Insiders sits down with Roland Berger partner Oscar Equibar to understand the complexities of the market.
More types of vehicles mean more programs for suppliers to manage — and often with an ever-shrinking profit margin. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein talks to Actify CEO Dave Opsahl about navigating a changing world.
Reading the fine print has never been more important to automotive suppliers struggling with supply chain issues. Knowing the terms and conditions upfront and layering price escalation clauses into contracts can save suppliers from headaches down the road. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein talks to Michael Brady, partner at Warner Norcross & Judd.
OEMs like Kia not only must evolve their products and propulsion systems to meet the demands of tomorrow, but also reach out directly to future employees to explain how prosperous the auto industry has become for those on the factory floor. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein talks to Kia Georgia President and CEO Stuart Countess about those changes.
Joe McCabe, president and CEO of AutoForecast Solutions, joins Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein to lay out how very different the near-term and long-term future of the automotive industry will be. Did you love the days of nearly 18 million vehicles sold per year? Gone. Big fan of EVs? Well, get comfortable with hydrogen. McCabe provides data-driven predictions that'll leave you wanting more.
A silo approach to manufacturing doesn't work anymore, if it ever did. A silo approach to supplier relations is just as faulty, according to a global R&D expert. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein welcomes Nissan Motor Co.'s Chris Reed, an executive who knows the value of supplier communication. Reed talks R&D, Nissan's key relationship with MEMA and much more.
In today’s climate, three big challenges loom over automotive manufacturing: labor availability, the impact of the shift to electrification, and geopolitical factors. Automotive Insiders host Jason Stein walks through those issues with Tomas Kowal of Seraph who addresses those challenges through efficiency, visibility and a better promotion of the industry to a younger generation.
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