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OESA is pleased to present the "Automotive Insiders" podcast.  Tune in for the latest in automotive and supplier industry news and learn how companies are thriving in the new mobility landscape.​


July 22, 2020 - Steve HoraneyVice President, Membership and Sales, OESA, discusses how suppliers and affiliates can become members of OESA to take advantage of unique member benefits.

July 15, 2020Laurie Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc. (HRI), shares her insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the auto supply base, economic vulnerability for Tier 2 automotive toolmakers who make tools for suppliers as well as carmakers, and changes in automotive tooling for electric and autonomous cars.

June 29, 2020 William “Bill” Newman at SAP and Mike Latkovic at Capgemini share insights on which key processes and operating models, once believed to be elective, are now essential to create go-forward corporate resilience in the Automotive industry

June 24, 2020 - Garry Carty, Logistics Control Systems, Senior Analyst at Toyota North America, shares his perspective as an OEM on how digital transformation and the Cloud have impacted Toyota and how they work with suppliers like Toyotetsu, and how suppliers are incorporating the real-time capabilities of shop floor control that come with digitalization for continuous improvement and optimization

June 15, 2020Svitlana “Lana” Damon, Senior Business Consultant at Korn Consult Group KCG, discusses common business challenges that are leading manufacturers toward a digital transformation, the typical requirements they consider must-haves, and how to overcome the biggest obstacles they face.

June 10, 2020Chad Walls, Information Systems Manager at Kamco Industries, Inc., discusses what their business was like before they began the path toward a Digital Transformation, and the defining moment when they realized they needed to move toward more digital operations.

May 14, 2020Ann Wilson, the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), explains her role as the chief lobbyist for motor vehicle suppliers and MEMA’s four divisions including AASA, HDMA, MERA, and OESA and discusses the impact on suppliers of Covid-19, what suppliers need to know about the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement [new NAFTA], why Congress must act on Motor Vehicle Safety.

May 13, 2020William “Bill” Newman at SAP and Mike Latkovic at Capgemini for their insights on the challenges and opportunities facing automotive companies preparing to go #BackToWork.

May 12, 2020 - Brian Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), shares his expert insights on the impacts of the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (“SAFE”) Vehicles Rule.

May 8, 2020OESA President and CEO Julie Fream announces a new OESA members-only "Automotive Insiders Series” event on June 8 – 12, 2020.

May 7, 2020Mike Latkovic, Vice President and the North America Market Leader for Automotive Suppliers at Capgemini, will discuss how he got involved in the automotive industry and his relationship with OESA, and share his optimistic insights for OEM suppliers in the challenging 2020 economy.

May 5, 2020Mike Jackson, who leads OESA's data compilation and analytics, identifies and researches industry trends and represents OESA at speaking engagements, explains why innovation, collaboration with new partners, and an “ecosystem mindset” are strategically vital to the OEM supplier community.

April 29, 2020Mike Jackson, who leads OESA's data compilation and analytics, identifies and researches industry trends and represents OESA at speaking engagements, offers advice for the automotive supplier community and reflects on past challenges to this community that also required resilience.

April 24, 2020Bill Newman at SAP and Mike Latkovic at Capgemini discuss how impacts on vehicle revenue in 2020 will be off 20-30% for the year based on COVID-19 scenario.

April 23, 2020 - Attorney James Deline, a senior member of Kerr Russell, one of Detroit's leading law firms, and chair of Kerr Russell's automotive industry practice group, addresses legal issues facing Suppliers regarding the resumption of production after the coronavirus stay at home order is released.

April 22, 2020OESA President and CEO Julie Fream shares her insights on Health and Safety Resources for Automotive Suppliers in the Coronavirus Environment, offering baseline information for Suppliers of all sizes.

April 17, 2020OESA President and CEO Julie Fream shares insights on the mission and goals of OESA and her message to OESA members during the coronavirus pandemic.

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