AIAG Contact: Lorrie Kinney
For Immediate Release
Leading Supply Chain Executives to Speak at Auto Parts Purchasing
Leadership and Supplier Forum in Beijing, China
Southfield, Mich., September 21, 2009 – Senior executives from Fiat, Magna, Mazda and
SAIC Motor will be among the speakers at the second annual Auto Parts Purchasing
Leadership and Supplier Forum to be held this Friday (Sept. 25) in Beijing.
Hosted by the Automotive Industry Action Group in cooperation with China International
Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE), the forum brings together thought leaders from more than 500
automotive manufacturers and suppliers to discuss ways to sharpen collaboration and
improve quality in the Chinese auto market.
The forum will be held September 25th in Beijing, China at the China International
Exhibition Center. Purchasing directors and managers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler,
John Deere, Fiat, Geely, Magna, BorgWarner, JCI, Delphi, Lear, TRW, Eaton, Specialty
Products Co., and more are expected to attend. It also attracts Economic Development Zones
from different areas of China and many international service providers, which help
companies to explore their business opportunities.
The agenda also includes special Fiat and Chrysler sessions with discussions on:
• Fiat Group’s Global Sourcing Strategy in the economic downturn and its
requirements to Chinese Suppliers
Jack Cheng, Vice President, Fiat Group China
• Overview of New Chrysler, NEA Purchasing and China RSO
Alan Zeng, General Manager of Chrysler NEA Purchasing
• Supplier Quality—A Key Factor to the Success of Global Suppliers
Peter Zhou, General Manager of Chrysler NEA Supplier Quality
• Overview of Chrysler Engineering
Lane Mu, Senior Manager of Chrysler NEA Engineering
• Chrysler NEA Supply Chain Management Requirements
Ice Zhang, Manager of Chrysler NEA Supply
Chaired by Dr. Yilong Chen, AIAG’s general director of Asia Pacific Affairs & chief
representative in China, the other scheduled speakers include:
• Ministry of Commerce(MOC), PRC Representative
• Department of Commerce(DOC), USA Representative
• Key factors and requirements of Magna Sourcing in China
Min Du, Executive Director, Global Purchasing in China, Magna
• The expectation and requirements from SAIC to its Suppliers
Xiao Guopu, Vice President of SAIC Motor
• Overcoming the what-you-see-is-not-what-you-get Syndrome
Dr. Steven Hsieh, Regional Director, Supply Management, Logistics
and Global Sourcing – Asia, John Deere
• Delphi logistics requirements to its global suppliers and 3PL providers
Jeffery Richards, Director, Logistics Asia Pacific, Delphi
• How to Become a World Class Automotive Supplier
Qian Harris, Senior STA Manager, Changan Ford Mazda
• How to Become Excellent Global Automotive OEM Supplier
Frances O’Rourke, Purchasing Director of Asia Pacific, Federal-
Supported by the Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China, CIAPE is an international event for
exhibition, trade, and collaboration among global auto parts suppliers.
For more information on this conference, visit AIAG’s China Web site at www.aiag.org.cn,
or contact Amber Qian, tel. 8621+50818737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers,
service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and
complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business
practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar,
Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda,
Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers.
For more information, please visit the organization’s Web site at www.aiag.org.