Inteva Products Addresses the Role of Supply Chain Management at the 2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminars

TROY, Mich., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Foster, Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Inteva Products, will join other industry leaders at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in a discussion to address manufacturing productivity and its role in world class manufacturing. Foster is a featured speaker at the Manufacturing Excellence session on Manufacturing Productivity scheduled for Monday, August 1, from 8:00 a.m. to noon EDT, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan.

"The role of managing global supply chain risks has been propelled to the forefront of importance given the myriad of crises that have transpired over the last several years," said Foster. "Effective supply chain management means consistently delivering a competitive advantage at every stage of the manufacturing process. I look forward to presenting how Inteva Products addresses these challenges and engaging with industry leaders to discuss the critical role suppliers play as an extension of the manufacturing enterprise."

Joining Foster in the Manufacturing  Productivity session is Kevin Butt, General Manager and Chief Environmental and Safety Officer for Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing – North America, Inc. and Massimo Risi, Head of World Class Manufacturing for Chrysler Group, LLC. The session will be moderated by Jay S. Barron, Ph.D., President, Chairman and CEO of CAR.

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About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally-friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interiors Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 8,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit

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