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  • Toyota is Number One when it comes to supplier relationships - Transmission

    The annual Plante Moran index of automaker-supplier relationships came out recently, and Toyota was in the number on position for the 10th year in a row. We speak with Robert Young, executive vice president, purchasing supplier development, Toyota Motor North America about how the OEM manages its...

  • How is the chip shortage affecting consumer cars? - Transmission

    Whether it’s building engines without a chip that improves gas mileage to shifting production from one trim level to another, consumer vehicles will be different thanks to the chip shortage. Analyst Stephanie Brinley from IHS Markit explains what’s happening to the cars people will be buying this...

  • Checking in with Tier 1 suppliers about supply chain difficulties - Transmission

    The auto industry is dealing with the double whammy of COVID and a chip shortage, but those aren’t the only problems affecting the supply chain. AIT’s Alan Votaw stops by to talk about what he’s hearing from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers about the state of the industry, including the upcoming challen...

  • The difference between a shortage and a crisis - Transmission

    Dan Hearsch, managing director at AlixPartners, gets into the details of how silicon chips are made for the auto industry, why gaming console and tablets aren’t totally to blame for the chip shortage, and what it means to be in a crisis vs a shortage.

  • Should we completely rethink the traditional supply chain? - Transmission

    Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey discuss with GuardKnox Co-founder and CTO Dionis Teshler his belief that there needs to be a fundamental rethink of the traditional supply chain, one that includes a new tier of cybertech suppliers.

  • Daimler Trucks' perspective of the electric work truck space - Transmission

    Rakesh Aneja, Head of eMobility for Daimler Trucks North America, discusses a number of recent advances in the electric delivery truck world, from the order books being opened for the eCascadia and eM2 trucks to a new heavy-duty vehicle charging station opening up in Portland, Oregon. Plus, a few...

  • Can automotive suppliers keep parts flowing through Zoom? - Transmission

    Conway Jeffress from AIT visits the show to discuss how automotive suppliers are adapting to the Zoom era. More meeting are happening virtually, but sometimes you still need to actually go to a facility to make sure things work the way they were promised. Also, how charging stations are really ke...

  • Global maritime awareness in the shipping industry - Transmission

    After a quick update on upcoming electric delivery vehicle offerings, hosts Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey speak with Antonio Cotroneo, principal solutions engineer at OmniSci about Global Maritime Awareness in the shipping industry as well as how OmniSci’s various data analytic tools can hel...

  • Chip shortage and new electric trucks for Daimler - Transmission

    The Biden administration is taking the semiconductor chip shortage seriously, calling together a virtual meeting with big players in automotive and tech to try and figure out how to increase domestic production. Also, Daimler’s new electric delivery trucks are not available just yet, but you can ...

  • Transmission Debut Episode: Easing On Into First Gear - Transmission

    In the debut episode of Transmission, Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey introduce a few of the topics this show will cover as we investigate the automotive supply chain, including electrification and autonomous vehicles - as we shift into first gear.