Presented by Alba Peña, VP Sourcing & Supply Chain, Grupo Prodensa
GlobalBusinessProfessor.com’s latest Audio Interview, “Mexico’s Automotive Supply Chain and Opportunities for Suppliers,” features Alba Peña, vice president, sourcing and supply chain for Grupo Prodensa. In the 11-minute interview, Peña describes the status of the automotive supply chain in Mexico today. She identifies the gaps in the supply chain, the types of quality controls Mexico suppliers implement, the suppliers’ capacity to take on more U.S. projects, and which commodities will provide more competitive advantage vs. world costs.
With more than 17 years of experience developing the supply chain for foreign investment companies within Mexico, Peña has a very strong export, marketing and sourcing background. She administers significant annual spends on a broad variety of raw materials and commodities. Pena has been a partner of Grupo Prodensa since 2009. The company was founded in 1985 by Armando Charles, a pioneer in promoting foreign investment in the northeast “second border” of Mexico. Grupo Prodensa was the first company of its kind in the region to provide start-up and shelter services to foreign companies moving into the area.
Click here to listen to the audio interview.
Peña will be speaking at the up-coming “Mexico Sourcing and Supply Chain” workshop sponsored by Grupo Prodensa and Kruger International from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 28 in Southfield, Michigan. The Mexico workshop will cover industry clusters, vendor ID, quality assessments, on-site visits, cost savings and availability of new suppliers and sourcing options. For more information or to register, click here.