Watch: How Yazaki’s Bo Andersson wants to shape up and shake up the supply chain

The future of automotive tier 1s- In conversation with Bo Andersson.001

In an exclusive fireside chat at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Bo Andersson details Yazaki’s objectives in reducing lineside disruptions at its plants, improving supply visibility and moving away from ‘build-to-print’ models as the tier 1 aims to capture more value-added production and services.

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Few understand the shape of the automotive supply chain as well as Bo Andersson, president of Yazaki in North and Central America and EMEA. He is also responsible for the company’s $8 billion global purchasing, and has had extensive senior leadership experience across OEMs including as senior vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain at GM, as well as president at Russia’s Avtovaz and Gaz.

As the finale to Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Bo Andersson outlines the strategic direction that Yazaki is taking in its production and engineering services to editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig, while highlighting the key challenges and opportunities the tier 1 faces in consolidating and professionalising its supply chain and logistics.


Bo Andersson, president and CEO of Yazaki North & Central America & President of Yazaki Europe & Africa, Yazaki Corporation

Moderated by Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics and Ultima Media

This interview was held on September 17th during the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference. Click here to view all videos from the conference on demand.

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