Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest

By Elm Analytics

Weekly highlights of the events that impact supply chain risk within the automotive industry.

Weekly highlights of the events that impact supply chain risk within the automotive industry.

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#275・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #275 - May 13 - 19, 2022

Stellantis named Martin Horneck as its new supply chain and purchasing head last week. In the process, the company dropped many of the hot-button terms and conditions imposed on suppliers in January. The previous agreement forced suppliers to share any cost s…

 
#274・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #276 - May 20 - 26, 2022

EV Startup Canoo's Q12022 earnings report: "As of the date of this announcement, we are reporting that there is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern."

 
#273・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #273 - April 29 - May 5, 2022

Aston Martin hired Amedeo Felisa as CEO and Roberto Fedeli as CTO, both from Ferrari. Tobias Moers, the former CEO hired to turn the company around, is exiting after clashes with ownership.

 
#272・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #272 - April 22 - 28, 2022

VW is considering expanding its Chattanooga plant to produce the ID Buzz microbus and an electric pickup truck. The company is reportedly planning a second US plant to increase vehicle production by 600k vehicles a year.

 
#271・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #271 - April 15 - 21, 2022

BMW has pledged not to cut a single job during the transition from gas vehicles to EVs.

 
#270・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #270 - April 8 - 14, 2022

Workers locked in VW's halted Shanghai plant get scheduled meals, rest times, walks around the factory, and movie nights. The plant was initially to run with staff living onsite during the city's expansive COVID-19 lockdowns.

 
#269・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #269 - April 1 - 7, 2022

Toyota is closing its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil, which opened in 1962. The automaker will shift production and its 550 workers to nearby facilities by the end of 2023.

 
#268・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #268 - March 25 - 31, 2022

Continental is expanding its Memmingen and Neu-Ulm development campuses in Germany. The sites focus on designing AV systems.

 
#267・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #267 - March 18 - 24, 2022

Ford continues to restructure, moving Argo AI and Ford Autonomous Vehicles under its Ford Next division.

 
#266・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #266 - March 11 - 17, 2022

Rivian has named former Magna exec Frank Klein as its new COO.

 
#265・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #265 - March 4 - 10, 2022

LMC Blog: Nearshoring: The solution to North America's chip woes?

 
#264・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #264 - February 25 - March 3, 2022

Ford is restructuring as part of its Ford+ program launched in May 2021. New distinct divisions were announced this week along with leadership appointments:Ford Motor CompanyJim Farley - President and CEOJohn Lawler - Chief Financial OfficerStuart Rowley - Ch…

 
#263・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #263 - February 18 - 24, 2022

GM has promoted Shilpan Amin to become president of GM International. Steve Kiefer, the current chief, is retiring effective April 1 after four decades with the company. GM expects to name Amin's replacement as VP of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain soon.

 
#262・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #262 - February 11 - 17, 2022

Impact of Severe Weather on Automotive Manufacturing (Live Map)

 
#261・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #261 - February 4 - 10, 2022

Honda has reportedly ended vehicle production at its assembly plant in Sayama, Japan, as part of its shift to EV production. The plant will still produce some vehicle parts.

 
#260・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #260 - January 28 - February 3, 2022

Valeo appointed Christophe Périllat as its new CEO. The outgoing CEO, Jacques Aschenbroich, will remain chairman of the board.

 
#259・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #259 - January 21 - 27, 2022

GM is investing $154M into its components plant in Lockport, New York. The investment will go towards equipment and renovations to support the production of a module for EV motors.

 
#258・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #258 - January 14 - 20, 2022

Aptiv has brought on Sophia Velastegui as its new chief product officer. Velastegui is a former Microsoft exec, and the move comes on the heels of Aptiv's Wind River acquisition.

 
#257・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #257 - January 7 - 13, 2022

Kia America has named former American Honda VP Steven Center as its new COO and executive VP.

 
#256・

Elm Analytics - Automotive Supply Chain Risk Digest #256 - December 31, 2021 - January 6, 2022

Chinese JV, Renault Brilliance Jinbei Automotive is beginning bankruptcy restructuring hearings. The company "has not been able to meet its current financial obligations" and shut down manufacturing.