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BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysFri, 20, Jan 2017
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
BMW selects Magna to replace Lear for X5, X6 seating business in S.C.Thu, 08, Dec 2016
How the Acura NSX challenged Honda's U.S. purchasingWed, 03, Aug 2016
Setting up the supply chain to produce the low-volume Acura NSX supercar in Marysville, Ohio, presented special challenges to Honda's purchasing organization, according to Tom Lake, vice president of purchasing for Honda North America.
Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing caseMon, 25, Jul 2016
BMW names Duesmann as new purchasing chiefThu, 21, Jul 2016
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former F1 powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network. Duesmann will replace Klaus Draeger, who is retiring.
Denso to pay $255 million in antitrust case settlements to dealerships, consumersFri, 15, Jul 2016
Denso has agreed to pay $255 million in settlements between two class actions over price-fixing allegations in the U.S., the Japanese supplier said Friday in the latest development of the largest antitrust scandal in U.S. history.
'Honked off' Ford purchasing chief sees score go upMon, 16, May 2016
John Henke, whose Detroit area consulting firm Planning Perspectives, Inc., conducts an annual survey of supplier attitudes toward carmakers, says the results largely reflect the influence of chief purchasing executives. So Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang was “royally honked off at me” when the 2015 results came out and Ford's score dipped.
FCA 'doing the wrong things,' supplier survey saysMon, 16, May 2016
Despite repeated efforts to fix its supplier relations problems, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to lag behind its chief competitors in an influential survey that measures the quality of cooperation between carmakers and parts makers.
Suppliers, irked by cuts, take VW to taskMon, 16, May 2016
Suppliers aren't very happy with Volkswagen. In fact, Volkswagen's North American purchasing operation got rock-bottom ratings in Planning Perspectives Inc.'s 2016 survey of senior supplier executives. In “brutal” reviews, respondents claimed Volkswagen “trusts its suppliers the least” and that the company was least likely to compensate them for fluctuating raw material costs.
FCA shakes up purchasing, quality staffsTue, 10, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has shaken up its global purchasing and quality management teams, as well as the executives charged with overseeing those areas in North America. FCA named Scott Thiele, 46, its former vice president of global product finance, as its new global head of purchasing.