Overseas markets are increasingly lucrative for SEMA members. But pitfalls await the inexperienced. Before you pack the first box, learn these five keys to international shipping.
The following slate of eight candidates are vying for four open seats on the SEMA Board of Directors.
SEMA has hired industry veteran Mike Spagnola to fill the newly created position of VP, OEM & Product Development Programs, effective today. Spagnola brings with him 40 years of specialty auto parts experience, including more than 20 years of product development and project vehicle work. With a focus on heightening SEMA services to help members develop products quickly and efficiently, Spagnola will collaborate with the SEMA OEM and Vehicle Technology departments while serving as a resource and a liaison for members and automakers.
How far will an engine go without fuel? How many sales will you make if buyers can’t find your products?
You may have built the most “high-performance” company website or eCommerce site, but if you don’t have the right “fuel”—or product data—you’re not going to get very far.
The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) launched its live production system, and the 300 participating companies are now preparing to migrate into the newly developed Product Information Management System (PIMS). Since the co-op began its beta test phase in April 2012, 170 suppliers and 130 receivers have joined the program.
Starting off 2013 with your sales idling instead of driving forward? A third-party financing program can jumpstart your automotive equipment sales through an easy-to-use leasing solution customized to fit your customers’ budgetary constraints and growing needs.
Dozens of SEMA manufacturing members will gather in Diamond Bar, CA, on February 7, 2013, to learn first-hand how new software, surface scanning tools and related technology are being used to improve the product development process. During the SEMA Product Development Conference: Race to Innovate event, participants will meet with suppliers who will explain how technologies and tools are rapidly changing the way products are conceived and delivered to market. Participants will also have an opportunity to measure the 2013 Ford Ranger T6 and the 2013 Toyota Hilux during the event.
Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at www.sema.org/scholarships. Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.
Whether you are a SEMA Show veteran or a first-time exhibitor, this education-packed event has what your company needs to deliver the best ROI from your SEMA Show experience.