David Collins spoke on the topic of "Supplier & Procurement Requirement Trend Of Automobile Industries For Metal Components" in Hong Kong this week!
The Hong Kong Productivity Council kindly invited him to be a guest speaker at their symposium this Monday 13th November 2017 in Hong Kong.
Here is David in action at the event:
- What automotive buyers want (less weight, stronger and rust proof metals, better ability to paint without defects, etc.)
- Car makers' CO2 emissions (the EU leading with a high standard, the US following closely, and China tightening their standards quickly)
- Strength is also a must because of more stringent safety standards
- The opportunity of solving the oxidation issue
- New materials would need to be able to be used in current car plants, which have a long life
- The idea of close partnership with suppliers
- Suppliers as a source of new ideas and significant savings
- New materials that will compete more and more with steel
- Comparison with aerospace
- Close-loop recycling and its huge impact on total cost of ownership
- Common manufacturing issues in China (process controls, tooling quality, etc.)
If you have any questions about this topic, or manufacturing improvements in general, why not leave us a message in the comments? You can reach out to David Personally there, or by contacting us too if you'd like to speak with him.