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News   July 29, 2021   by Adam Malik

AASA webinars to tackle supplier challenges


The supply chain is going through some tough times these days and a series of webinars from the supplier association will look at helping to alleviate concerns.

A new six-part series from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) starts Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. as the industry rebounds from the effects of COVID-19’s disruption. It will focus on the most critical aspects of disruption in the supply chain, the association said in an announcement.

Topics to be covered include: logistics, transportation, shipping, freight, sourcing and labour solutions. The group said it will be the first event to focus specifically on the supply chain in the automotive aftermarket.

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The AASA said attendees will hear from industry leaders discuss the current and future state of the supply chain across the industry.

Sessions scheduled are:

  • Aug. 17: Aftermarket Supply Chain: The Next 18 Months
  • Sept. 1: Global Aftermarket Supply Chain Logistics: Dealing with Freight Availability, Inflation, and Port Issues
  • Sept. 15: Government’s Role: Outlook for Tariffs & Trade Agreements
  • Sept. 16: Round Table Discussion #1 (not recorded)
  • Sept. 29: Sourcing Management Strategies for Ensuring Availability of Sub-components & Raw Materials
  • Oct. 6: Supply Chain Strategies to Meet Customer Fill/Demand Requirements
  • Oct. 20: Creative Labor Solutions for the Warehouse & DCs
  • Oct 21: Round Table Discussion #2 (not recorded)

While the sessions will be held live, they will also be available on-demand following each event.

Registrants will have access to the series as an entire package — when purchasing access to one webinar, attendees gain access to the entire series. Registration will also include two roundtable discussions for a deeper dive around these popular demand topics, AASA said.

Sessions will be an hour each.

Session descriptions and registration information can be accessed here.


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