During ‘Navigate 2020’ Webinar With The Right Place
A deep dive into new structures driving automotive supplier strategies in the current and post-COVID-19 era was the focus of The Right Place’s “Navigate 2020 Webinar” on Wednesday. MICHauto Executive DirectorGlenn Stevens Jr.led a conversation with IHS Markit’s Michael Robinet, executive director for automotive advisory services, who provided data and forecasts that described challenges and consolidations for mid-level suppliers globally.
“The rebound from COVID-19 will be slow and paced differently throughout the world,” said Robinet, while also noting China “already has a head start.”
During a Q & A with Stevens (left), Robinet encouraged west Michigan-based suppliers to “expand their presence or reduce risk.” When Stevens asked about the likelihood of NAFTA’s replacement, USMCA, being enforced starting July 1, Robinet predicted: “There will be a little bit of leeway” given the pandemic.
Meanwhile MICHauto and The Right Place are teaming with Dykema to survey business on a 2020 Automotive Outlook. Click the graphic to enter the Flash Survey.
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