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Successfully Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions
Automotive OEMs and suppliers have faced unprecedented supply chain disruptions over the past year - from the global pandemic and microchip shortage to severe weather events. This panel will discuss the key actions that industry leaders should be taking to secure supply and successfully navigate the risk of future disruptions.

Oct 28, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Paul Carrannanto
Principal, Industrial Manufacturing & Automotive, Strategy and Operations Transformation @PwC
Paul is a Principal in the Industrial Manufacturing & Automotive sector, Strategy and Operations Transformation practice at PwC. He works with leading automotive and industrial OEMs and suppliers to drive improved profitability and growth, and to transform their organizational capabilities. Paul has over 25 years of industry and consulting experience in the automotive and industrial sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Paul was a managing director in the Automotive and Industrial practice at Accenture, where he served as the account leader for multiple clients. Previously, he was a partner in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial Practice at A.T. Kearney. In his early career he worked at Ford Motor Company in various product development roles.
Kristin Dziczek (Moderator)
Senior Vice President – Research @Center for Automotive Research
Kristin Dziczek is Sr. Vice President of Research at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Dziczek joined CAR in 2005, and has more than 25 years of experience as a researcher and policy analyst. She is globally recognized as an expert on automotive labor, employment, and talent issues, especially on the topic of labor union relations and contracts, and she regularly presents at conferences and industry events throughout North America. Kristin’s research includes analyzing the competitive cost position of the U.S. automotive industry, and evaluating how different tax, trade, or industrial policies and incentives could impact overall automotive sales, production, and employment.
Akshay Singh
Partner, US Automotive Advisory @PwC
Akshay Singh is a partner in PwC’s US Automotive Advisory practice. He has 20 years of consulting and automotive industry experience, including helping automotive OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and private equity clients on issues related to portfolio rationalization, large-scale cost transformations, M&A and connected, autonomous, shared and electric technologies.
Tanjeff Schadt
Director @PwC Germany
Tanjeff is a Director in the High-Tech industry with focus on (micro-)electronics and software. In addition, he specializes in Automotive applications such as Autonomous Driving and Electrified Powertrain. Tanjeff works with major semiconductor, electronics, tech firms and automotive players globally. He has more than 17 years of industry and consulting experience. Prior to PwC Strategy&, he has held various management positions in the electronics and software industry. He is a graduate engineer for microelectronics & technical optics and holds an MBA in General Management.