Mar 9, 2021
Randall Pappal, Vice President Purchasing, Supply Chain and Business Development at Automotive Tier 1 supplier Shape Corporation
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Randall Pappal, veteran of OEM (GM) and Tier 1 supply chains talks about the global automotive supply chain.

Episode notes:
Shape’s role in the Automotive supply chain 3:05. Body exterior supply chain 4:14. GM supply chain 5:22. Automotive supply chains in Mexico (Nemak, Metalsa, Vitro) 6:15. Automotive supply chains in Asia 7:53. Single sourcing 10:23. Obstacles to nationalizing supply chains 12:11. Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and Kaizen 12:44. ROI from process methodologies 14:17. Supply chain management solutions (Plex) 15:17. AI/ML critical to solutions 16:15. Metrics to evaluate success 17:01. Digitization 17:40. Pandemic influence on elevating supply chain as a business concept 18:15. Economic outlook for automotive industry 20:02. Policy to foster development of electrification and autonomy 21:29. Shape’s role in new markets 22:46.

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