Info-Tech Expert Reveals How New Early Warning Detection Technology Could Have Saved Auto Industry Millions in Recall Costs--
WHAT: As the August 2000 Ford-Firestone recall demonstrated, the potential cost of public highway and traffic safety to vehicle, truck, trailer and equipment manufacturers when left unchecked, can be disastrous. Consequently, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association recently imposed the Transportation Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act (TREAD), requiring manufacturers and suppliers to submit quarterly reports featuring "early warning data" that was previously proprietary company information, such as warranty claims, consumer complaints, field reports, and legal claims. Join industry expert Marianne Grant at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Truck and Heavy Equipment Supplier Forum and find out how forward thinking trucking and heavy equipment manufacturing industry professionals are leveraging their TREAD compliance data to better anticipate parts defects and circumvent recalls before they spiral out of control. WHO: Marianne Grant is the director of Syncata's El Segundo-based Business Innovation Center. Drawing on nearly 25 years' experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies on business processes and information technology systems -- and other professionals at Syncata with extensive experience servicing the needs of the automotive industry -- Ms. Grant is subject-matter expert on the reporting requirements of TREAD compliance and early warning detection. WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - Friday, May 23, 2003 WHERE: Doubletree Seattle Airport 18740 Pacific Highway S, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 246-8600 NOTE: Question and answer session immediately following the presentation. SYNCATA: Founded in 1990, Syncata (www.syncata.com/tread/registration.asp) helps automotive and industrial manufacturing companies improve operational performance and profitability. The firm designs processes and integrates systems that help solve specific problems within sales, finance, manufacturing, distribution and service operations. The firm has offices in Michigan (Southfield), California (El Segundo, Irvine and Oakland) and India (New Delhi).