Coronavirus: Auto Supply Chain Impact

Current General Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain, SAIC General Motors Corporation

Why is this interview interesting?

  • An update on the recovery and current situation in China to contain COVID-19
  • Impact of the disruption on the automotive supply chain
  • How the industry could protect against future pandemics but increase the level of safety stock of parts
  • Procurement solutions for Chinese OEMs who originally sourced parts from Wuhan
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Liang Zhou

Current General Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain, SAIC General Motors Corporation

Liang has been working on the ground in the Chinese automotive market for the last 20 years at various different Chinese Joint Ventures with Western automotive companies. He began his career as a Purchasing Manager at Changan Ford Automobile, the JV between Changan and Ford. In 2012, Liang joined General Motors China as a Global Procurement and Supply Chain Manager. He is well connected with OEM's, Tier 1 suppliers and also larger dealer groups in China which proves invaulable given how opaque the market is to Westerners.Read more

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Coronavirus: Auto Supply Chain Impact(March 17, 2020)

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