DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fz5xr9/the_sure_index) has announced the addition of the "The SuRe Index Report - 2014 Edition" report to their offering.
The SuRe Index report provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of relations between carmakers and their suppliers, as assessed through the SuRe (Supplier Relationship) index, updated for 2014.
In this global report IHS SupplierBusiness analyses the global trends in OEM-supplier relations, with a focus on those aspects of the relationships which have a major impact on suppliers' operational and financial performance (e.g. Profit Opportunity for suppliers & OEM Organization rating). A variety of suppliers' organizational functions are surveyed in order to include the different perspectives on the business relations and practices of OEMs. Respondents are active in marketing and sales, engineering, program management, research and development, quality and manufacturing. The 29 questions are organized under five categories: Profit Potential, Organization, Trust, Pursuit of Excellence and Outlook. The questions cover the different phases of interaction, from request for quotation through development to warranty liability management. These result in a numeric value, ranging from 0 to 1,000. A SuRe index higher than 650 is considered a satisfactory result, while anything below 450 indicates the state of relations is poor.
The SuRe index is based on an annual survey of the automotive supply industry which started in 2005. From its inception, the survey has included participation of more than 1,000 senior to middle managers working at automotive suppliers and directly interfacing with personnel at various OEMs. In 2014, nearly half (47 percent) of the 281 respondents were based in North America, 39 percent in Europe, 13 percent in Asia and one percent in South America. The 2014 study includes the views of representatives of 51 of the world's top 100 automotive suppliers.
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