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AASA has launched a new resource for members: a web library with a wide variety of information in electronic formats. The AASA eLearning portal features webinars, podcasts and videos members can download or view online.

The site is designed to be easily scanned to find subjects of particular interest and includes resources focused on public policy, business trends, industry outlook, future forecasts and much more.

Most content on this page is only available to AASA members. For login assistance or to request membership information, please contact info@aftermarketsuppliers.org. 

 

   Public Policy Impacting Suppliers

 
 

What the Aftermarket Needs to Know About Trade and Tariff Policies

MEMA and AASA joined with Aftermarket Business World to present a webinar featuring Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, to assist suppliers and channel partners in understanding U.S. trade and tariff policies – what’s in effect now, what lies ahead and how this will impact the automotive aftermarket. (Recorded Jan. 17, 2019)

     
     
 

China Section 301 Exclusions Process

Trade counsel Dave Hamill and Nancy Noonan of Arent Fox LLP addressed the product exclusions process for the first round of 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports under the 301 tariffs. (Recorded August 9, 2018)

     
     
 

MEMA Webinar: Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

An overview of what companies need to know before submitting exclusion requests under the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, presented by Dave Hamill and Nancy Noonan of Arent Fox LLP. (Recorded March 27, 2018)

     
     
 

Changes to California Proposition 65 Regulation

MEMA, AASA and the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) have monitored California’s Proposition 65 warnings regulation amendment process and participated in public hearings and comment periods. This webinar, presented by MEMA, AASA and BMC, presents an overview of the new amendment and background information about Prop 65. (Recorded May 3, 2017)

     
     

   Business Trends

 
     
 

The 2020 Summer Insights Series

It’s officially summer! That means it’s time to turn up the air conditioning and tune into the AASA Summer Series for bite-sized videos featuring thoughts and perspectives from your aftermarket community. New videos will premiere every other Friday from July 24 through August 27.

     
     
 

The Aftermarket Joint Channel Market Size & Forecast Webinar

AASA, The Auto Care Association, and IHS Markit provided an exclusive in-depth look at the size, growth rate, and outlook for the automotive aftermarket. This session included insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the size of 2020 market and forecasts for 2021-2023. (Recorded June 4, 2020)

     
     
 

AASA COVID-19 Bi-Weekly Briefings

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced widespread uncertainty to the automotive aftermarket. AASA, industry leaders, and subject matter experts provided a 30-minute briefing of everything you need to know to navigate this current global crisis. (Recorded April 9, April 23, May 7, 2020)

     
     
 

Aftermarket Ramp Up – Supplier Guidelines and Best Practices

Let’s reopen – safely. This important roundtable webinar featured legal professionals, medical experts, and aftermarket operations professionals discussing the latest critical guidelines and best practices. (Recorded May 12, 2020)

     
     
 

AASA Alert: Coronavirus Impact Webinar

The coronavirus outbreak is having a major effect on the economy and global supply chains. AASA, RSM, Descartes, and Butzel Long led a discussion about these recent disruptions and provided insights on what your organization should expect next. (Recorded March 18, 2020)

     
     
 

AASA 2019 MAP Virtual Summit

The MAP Virtual Summit provided a general overview in addition to the legal do’s and don’ts for those interested in learning more about MAP while also going deeper into case study’s and how to’s for those that are familiar with it but want to learn more before making a decision on whether or not to implement. The voice of the customer segment also helped provide answers to many of the “why or why not” concerns. (Recorded Nov. 19, 2019)

     
     
 

Digital Transformation: The 'New Retail' Future of the Aftermarket (And How to Win) Webinar

Brandon Boyle, Roland Berger partner, joined Barry Neal, Roland Berger partner, in presenting new information and delving deeper into the landmark report from AASA and Roland Berger, “Digital Transformation: The ‘New Retail’ Future of the Aftermarket (and How to Win).” They discussed how new distribution and service models being pursued by existing aftermarket players and new “digital giants” will impact the aftermarket – and what AASA members need to do now to win. (Recorded May 16, 2019)

     
     
 

Cybersecurity Concerns are Real and Growing Webinar

Dr. Eric Cole, Founder and CEO of Secure Anchor Consulting, shared insights on how COVID-19 and new technology have accelerated efforts by hackers to penetrate corporate firewalls and access proprietary information. Eric’s past experience with the CIA will enable aftermarket companies to improve their ability to protect critical information. (Recorded Sept. 1, 2020)

     
     
 

E-Tailing in the New Normal through Better Data Management Webinar

It has been almost two decades since the introduction of Industry Standards to the automotive aftermarket, and the promise of efficiency that they held.  Why is it, then, that manufacturers have not fully benefited? In this webinar, Pricedex shared some observations as to why this is so, and what can a manufacturer do about it. (Recorded Sept. 9, 2020)

     
     
  OE Service Poised for Growth – How to Open the Channel for Your Business Webinar

Explore new opportunities for your business to engage the OE Service Channel. Panelists from DENSO; Brake Parts, Inc; and Ford Motor Company shared their outlook on new opportunities, known challenges, and more. (Recorded July 8, 2020)
     
     
 

Strategy from the Shop Floor Webinar

Technology changes rapidly for aftermarket suppliers, and equally large shifts occur on the shop floor. But where shop owners and technicians face challenges, opportunities can be found by savvy suppliers, who, by offering innovative solutions, can influence what products the technician takes out of the box. Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner with Schwartz Advisors, explored why suppliers should develop strategies “from the shop floor up” to ensure future success and profitability. (Recorded April 30, 2020)

     
     
 

Global Automotive Supply Chain

USMCA negotiations. Trade Wars. Tariffs. Global political shifts. The end of globalization. The world is changing rapidly, and global supply chains must keep up to remain successful. This discussion reviewed: the current state of the global automotive supply chain, analysis and forecasts to the disruptive forces in global supply chains, forecasting the future attractiveness of countries and ownership models in the global supply chain and how to successfully transform your global production footprint.​ (Recorded April 21, 2020)

     
     
 

Betting on India’s Auto Aftermarket – Poised to Disappoint or Prosper?

Pavan Madamsetty and Pilar Dieter from YCP Solidiance discussed the $56.2 billion market and current hype surrounding India’s automotive aftermarket. Will this decade be different, and what factors should be considered? (Recorded April 14, 2020)

     
     
  Blockchain - Revolution or Nonsense?

Blockchain technology has been an innovative breakthrough that has captured global attention by enabling the rise of Bitcoin currency. Since then the technology was hyped to revolutionize business across many industries. But does the technology really matter? Thomas Weiss, CEO and Founder, Authentic Vision answered these questions in a non-scientific, practical manner and gave a basic know-how to navigate through upcoming business decisions. (Recorded Oct. 30, 2019)
     
     
 

E-tail Sales of Accessories and Tools: an NPD Presentation

AASA and SEMA hosted Nathan Shipley from NPD in a webinar focused on e-tailing in the Accessories market. Learn how important the e-tail channel is to selling accessory products, who the customers are, and why they buy online. (Recorded Oct. 24, 2019)

     
     
 

Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technologies Webinar Series

A three-part series focusing on emerging technologies and how they impact the aftermarket. This includes a critical look at the connected car and the four major impacts this new technology will have as it continues to gain steam. These webinars feature SMEs from Frost & Sullivan as well as insights from MEMA and AASA executives.

     
     
 

AASA Evercore ISI 2019 Webinar

Michael Montani, CFA, and Oscar Sloterback, head of company surveys, Evercore ISI joined Philip Atkins, AASA director of strategic research and planning on this AASA member-exclusive webinar. Discussion was focused on the total U.S. aftermarket overall demand, and discretionary, maintenance, and failure segments by region with a breakdown of retailer orders versus auto dealer orders. Also reviewed was Evercore ISI’s report on 2018 market shares for the major aftermarket retailers. (Recorded Aug. 1, 2019)

     
     
 

Jefferies Quarterly Update Webinars

Each quarter, Bret Jordan from Jefferies provides an insightful look at recent market performance and what lies ahead. Bret is a managing director at Jefferies and a veteran follower of the automotive aftermarket.

     
     
 

AASA 2018 MAP/e-MRP Webinar

AASA gathered experts to explore about minimum advertised pricing (MAP) and electronic minimum retail price (eMRP) policies to help members make independent decisions on their pricing strategies. (Recorded Jan. 16, 2018)

     
     
 

AASA OE Service Channel Webinar

Four industry leaders discuss key challenges in the OES channel, automaker all-makes strategies, and business opportunities. (Recorded June 13, 2018)

     
     
 

AASA MiX February Webinar - Transformational Leaders

Available to MiX Members Only

The February MiX webinar featured Derek Matthews, co-founder of Character Quest, who focused on what it takes to drive results as a Transformational Leader. (Recorded Feb. 21, 2019)

     
     
 

AASA AAPEX Event Committee - Positioning Your Exhibit Program for Success Webinar

The Center for Exhibition Research (CEIR) joins the AASA AAPEX Event Committee to discuss ‘Positioning Your Exhibit Program for Success’. Nancy Drapeau, Vice President of Research, reviews what attendees want, exhibitor ROI, how to use attendee engagement to reach your goals and how to use digital and other tactics to maximize outcome. (Recorded June 5, 2019)

     
     
 

AASA AAPEX Event Committee Bear Analytics Webinar

An analysis of buyer attendees at AAPEX from 2012 through 2017 presented by Bear Analytics (Recorded April 4, 2018)

     
     
 

AASA AAPEX Event Committee Insights from Other Industries Webinar

New and exciting ways to increase booth traffic and show awareness from events highlighting other industries. (Recorded March 7, 2018)

     
     
 

AASA AAPEX Event Committee IP Protection Webinar

Presented by Arent Fox: best practices for handling intellectual property issues at AAPEX. (Recorded Feb. 7, 2018)

     
     

   Industry Outlook

 
 

PODCAST: Aftermarket 4.0: From Digital Process to Digital Products

AASA Vice President Chris Gardner and Bill Newman of SAP discuss opportunities in the automotive aftermarket and a new breed of aftermarket suppliers. (Recorded October 9, 2018)

     
     
 

PODCAST: Digitizing the Automotive Aftermarket: Who's Cashing In?

AASA Vice President Chris Gardner and Bill Newman of SAP discuss digitizing in the aftermarket and who’s cashing in with host Bonnie D. Graham in this two-part podcase. (Recorded March 13, 2018)

     
     
 

PODCAST: New and Emerging Technology in the Aftermarket

AASA Vice President Chris Gardner joins Remarkable Results Radio podcast host Carm Capriotto for this discussion of new and emerging technologies and their impact on the automotive aftermarket. (Recorded April 2, 2018)

     
     
 

The Growing and Transformative Impact of Technology on the Auto Industry

Brian Daugherty, MEMA’s Chief Technology Officer, discusses the impact of advanced vehicle technology on the automotive industry in this webinar with Phil Nussel, online editor of Automotive News.

     
     

   Future Forecasts

     
 

Aftermarket 2025/2030 Strategy& Webinar

Evan Hirsh, president, Strategy& presents a brief overview of AASA’s latest landmark study, “Aftermarket 2025/2030: New Technologies & Opportunities for Growth,” and answers questions from AASA members. (Recorded May 16, 2018)

     
     

   2018 AASA Vision Conference

     
 

Speaking Out for Suppliers: It’s What Leadership Is and What Leaders Do

AASA President & COO Bill Long

     
     
 

Q&A: Omni-channel Strategies that Work

Jordan Hettinga, Director of Merchandising, Motors Parts & Aaaaaccessories, e-Bay Motors

     
     
 

Government Advocacy

AASA President & COO Bill Long discusses what your association is doing on your behalf in critical areas

     
     
 

The Three Dragons: Three Competing Views of How the Aftermarket Will Unfold in 2018-2019

Unique panel explores viewpoints from an economist, Wall Street and an Aftermarket analyst

     
     
 

Driving Growth for the Future: Summary of Vision Sessions

Paul McCarthy, Executive Vice President, AASA

     
     
 

Members Speak Out

Interviews with AASA members at the 2018 Vision Conference

 

 
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