Nissan is not worried about whether suppliers will have the capacity to meet the higher production levels, adds Mann, who trots the globe addressing company readiness.
Just two years ago, Nissan officials were publicly lamenting that some suppliers were not preparing for the levels of production volumes that Nissan said it will need.
Those problems have been resolved, Mann says.
"It was somewhat of a concern, but they have reacted," he says, referring to parts companies' efforts to expand their own capacity. "And we have no supply issues at the moment."
Mann says that suppliers have stepped up to the plate on preparing for Nissan's growth because the companies believe Nissan is serious about its volume targets.
"It comes down to trust," Mann says. "Can they trust our planning assumptions and trust our numbers? Suppliers have experienced customers not delivering what they planned.
"Our suppliers are seeing that they can trust us. That's because we're delivering on what we said we would do."