Our commitment to driving the automotive seating forward begins with our commitment to diverse supplier connections. Your success begets growth and prosperity throughout the industry. That's why we regularly conduct training seminars to prepare our current suppliers - and businesses working toward an Adient partnership - for a partnership with Adient.
Through our supplier business modules, business owners learn how to enhance their relationships with industry leaders through education, training and networking opportunities. And minority, women-, and veteran-owned businesses benefit from mentorship opportunities with dedicated corporate leaders.
Our 18- to 24-month curriculum includes:
Self-assessment based on the Dartmouth Tuck Executive Education – Building a High Performing Minority Business.
1:1 commodity manager meetings conducted by a corporate member. Feedback on capability gaps and priorities for development (via neutral party).
Small Group Roundtables that combine peer-to-peer best practice sharing, external training/resources, and in-session training. Topics are based on the greatest common areas of need per initial self-assessment.
Corporate and Joint Sessions: develop insight about customer base, their needs, processes, and supplier expectations
We incorporate three-tiers of development:
Personal commitment:Self-awareness, self-help, and objective evaluation
Expert resources: Evaluation by corporate commodity experts, training by outside experts as appropriate, and support from Adient sponsors and corporations.
Peer networking: Working on common issues in a small group setting, network of mentors for 1:1 issues