Mika Mostert, Visteon's director of Asia Pacific Materials Management, and Anton Liu, director of Procurement & Supply for YanFeng Visteon (a 50/50 joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation in Shanghai), will present Visteon's view on several areas of supply chain management including: evaluating the impact of sourcing, managing the demands of local and international growth, coping with underdeveloped service providers, coordinating changing transport networks, and the packaging demands of a rapidly expanding market.China is the fastest growing automotive market in the world, providing both opportunities and challenges for automakers and suppliers.Mostert and Liu will discuss culture and infrastructure in China, logistics and supply chain strategies, and innovative approaches to maximizing opportunities in the marketplace.
Mostert is responsible for Visteon's management of the complete supply chain in the Asia Pacific region. This role includes leading Visteon's material planning, logistics planning and operations procurement. On a regional level, Mostert works closely with Visteon's Asia Pacific Commodity Sourcing Office in Shanghai to help develop and refine commodity sourcing strategies for the region.
"As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, we rely on our robust global commodity strategies to help us leverage opportunities in the region for both local and global benefit," Mostert says. "On the logistics front, we are working to take advantage of past cost saving efforts of our regional operations and combine them with the strength of our global logistics partners. In doing so, Visteon is moving closer to optimizing logistics in the Asia Pacific region."
Liu oversees the purchase and delivery of materials (both from global and local sources) for the YanFeng Visteon partnership in Shanghai, China. In this role, he leads a team of more than 60 procurement professionals that manages procurement for the automotive trim business.
For more than 10 years, Visteon has been growing its presence in Asia Pacific. Today, Visteon operates more than 20 manufacturing facilities in the region located throughout China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and India, serving a variety of global and regional automakers. Visteon is a leader in delivering climate, interior and electronics components and systems to customers in what has become the fastest-growing automotive market in the world.