SMMT webinar aims to support automotive supply chain

16 July 2009 #SMMT News

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) held its first web seminar this week, which proved very successful. Over 250 people from companies across the industry signed up to hear presentations and take part in a discussion on vehicle production outlook, the impact the economic downturn will have on the industry and the effect this will have on the supply chain.


Paul Everitt discussed the latest issues including the effect the scrappage scheme is having on the UK and European market and the Automotive Assistance Programme. He also outlined the work of NAIGT and how this will help to frame the future strategic direction of the industry and the opportunities which are likely to emerge post credit crunch. 


In addition, Ian Henry, director of AutoAnalysis, shared his insight into production volumes of the major OEMs and the potential impact this will have on suppliers over the coming months.


The web seminar, which was free for all participants, was based on a series of Production Outlook Reports which are available free of charge to SMMT members, from the dedicated member services area of the SMMT website, and at a cost of £4,000 to non-members. It was run as part of a series of free events that will continue to offer support and guidance to automotive companies throughout the supply chain.


Presentation slides from this event can be downloaded at /memberservices/events 


To register your interest in attending the next event, please e-mail or for further information about the Society and our work, please visit .


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