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The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) will host the 2019 Automotive Tooling Update on Oct. 30, 2019, at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan. This annual event provides attendees with automotive tooling market intelligence and insights critical for the health of individual shops and the industry.

With the uncertainty surrounding trade and tariffs impacting the tooling supply base, Catherine Boland, vice president, legislative affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), will provide an update on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), current U.S. tariff actions, and MEMA activities on behalf of suppliers in Washington, D.C.

In addition, Cara Walton, engagement manager, Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), will provide valuable information and analysis of current tooling practices while exploring recent trends in the tooling industry. Additional HRI experts sharing business insights include Nick Stanziola, senior consultant, who will share actions shops can take today to prepare for the future, and Scott Walton, COO, who will provide his perspective on why stress testing and using data is critical to a tooling shop’s long-term success.

Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, HRI, will provide a future industry forecast as well as host a panel of supplier executives discussing technology that is changing the industry. Panelists include Jeff Stout, executive director, research technology & new mobility, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, and additional supplier executives to be named.

Terry Woychowski, vice president, Link Engineering, will also share his unique perspective on how the influence of leadership can change the world.

Executives from tool shops who have or are interested in automotive business including tier 1 suppliers, OEM purchasing, and sales, marketing and engineering professionals in the automotive mold and die industry should plan to attend. Thought leadership on the automotive tooling industry, hallmarks of a robust tooling process, best practices and lessons learned will be key takeaways.

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About Harbour Results Inc.

Harbour Results is focused on revitalizing the North American manufacturing industry and is driven by a passion to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop a roadmap to maintain financial and operational success.

For 10 years, Harbour Results has leveraged its experience, expertise, relationships and access to exclusive data to deliver sound strategies that positively impact manufacturers.

Transitioning to the New Quality Management Standard

A new global industry standard, ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949, was published, evolving and replacing the current ISO/TS certifications and redefining the requirements of a quality management system for manufacturers.

Harbour Results has the experience, knowledge and proven strategy development process to help manufacturing companies comply with the new standards. Through our strategic advisory services, we work collaboratively with your organization to create an executable strategic plan focused on the new standards that also delivers positive business results.

Let us help your company navigate the required quality management changes. We’ll develop a comprehensive road map for your future success. Contact Cara Walton at cwalton@harbourresults.com for more information.