'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.