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Global OEM Update: Dates For Plant Openings

This 16-minute Audio Interview features Thomas Kowal, VP of business development of Seraph.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive OEM Plants Update: Dates for Plant Openings, Closings Worldwide,” features Thomas Kowal. He is vice president of business development of Seraph, a U.S.-based management consulting firm with offices in the U.S., Mexico and Ireland. Kowal has more than 15 years of OEM/Supplier sales, plant operations, and product launch experience.

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In this 16-minute Audio Interview, Kowal discusses the following questions:

  • Why did Seraph decide to post the OEM opening schedule? What was the value for the industry?
  • What do you think the impact of the OEMs and Tier 1s have for each region, and are there any overlapping concerns/constraints?
  • Are there any lessons learned between countries?
  • What can OEMs and suppliers do to handle the ramp up when we get started again?
  • What do you think is on most of the people’s minds at the moment?

You can find more information about Thomas Kowal on his LinkedIn profile page here


Click here to listen to the Audio Interview.

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