November 28–29, 2017

American Automotive Summit 2017

Detroit, MI

Past Speakers

  • John Fleming

    Former EVP, Manufacturing and Labor Affairs
    Ford Motor Co.

  • Joe Da Rosa

    Former President, Manufacturing
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas

  • Carrie Uhl

    VP, Procurement, Americas
    Magna International

  • Tom Lake

    VP of North American Purchasing and Cost Planning

  • Ed Wulbrecht

    VP of Manufacturing

  • Brent Yeagy

    President & COO
    Wabash National Corporation

Featured Attendees

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The American Automotive Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy globally.

The Automotive Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturer’s, operations and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing and automation are driving the world’s best facilities to success. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map in achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations and driving successful OEM-Supplier networks for improved cost containment and cost reduction across multiple automotive facilities.


  • Senior Level Executives
  • 100+ Business Meetings On-Site
  • Thought Provoking Case Studies
  • Key Implementable Ideas
Interview with John Fleming
7 days ago

We were very fortunate to have John Fleming, Former EVP of Manufacturing and Labor Affairs at Ford join us at the American Automotive Summit 2016. We sat down with John to gather his insights into the future of ...

Interview with Chris Styles
7 days ago

We were very fortunate to have Chris Styles, Senior Director, SCM Logistics at Nissan North America Inc. join us at the American Automotive Summit 2016. We sat down with Chris to gather his insights into the fut...

Key Themes

Expanded Regulatory Requirements

  • Gain a firm understanding of the U.S. CAFE regulatory structure
  • Obtaining continuous improvement through stricter corporate average fuel economy (CAFE)
  • Overcoming the financial burden of CAFE affecting your OEM
  • Strategies for meeting targets in 2016 and 2025

Plant Floor Optimization

  • Data centric approach to planning, design, supply, manufacturing and customer support
  • Reducing the cost of manufacturing and backlog
  • Developing a flexible and adaptable lean system
  • Advanced technologies and trends driving efficient productivity

The Shift in Consumer Demand

  • Understanding the buyer behavior change from brand concern to vehicle practicality
  • Analyzing the impact of the consumer shift on sales volume
  • Differentiating the product in a market where vehicle quality has increased
  • Collaborating with non traditional suppliers to meet customer satisfaction

Manufacturing Innovation

  • Enhancing innovation through disruptive technologies
  • Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries
  • Examining how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead



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