Purchashing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53311/more en GM Offers Suppliers ‘Billions of Dollars’ for Best Ideas http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to be the OEM of choice,” says Steve Kiefer, vice president-Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM. “We want to be the first stop when (suppliers) think of a new innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-offers-suppliers-billions-dollars-best-ideas#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. General Motors Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1260261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kiefer talks about waste-elimination savings on volume GM parts.</strong></p> Russian Government Cuts Automakers’ Wish List Short http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers support the government subsidies but also want regulations on assembly operations eased, support for new agreements with foreign manufacturers, resumption of preferential auto lending and limits on steel exports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russian-government-cuts-automakers-wish-list-short#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors SEAT Politics Finance Production Purchashing Restructuring Sales Results Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1257841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda-Sollers joint venture output continues in Vladivostok.</strong></p> Suppliers Along for Ride As U.K. Auto Output Rises http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle manufacturing in the U.K. is undergoing a renaissance. Production has increased more than 50% since 2009 and this is creating new opportunities for domestic suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-along-ride-uk-auto-output-rises#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe United Kingdom Opel/Vauxhall Component OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1242361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Vauxhall Vivaro van parts 40% U.K.-sourced, up from predecessor&rsquo;s 16%.</strong></p> EU Ruling on ZF's TRW Acquisition Due Feb. 26 http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">German auto-parts maker ZF has bid $13.5 billion to acquire U.S. rival TRW, both of which are developing technologies for self-driving cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/eu-ruling-zfs-trw-acquisition-due-feb-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe North America Europe - Regional U.S. Germany Politics Component European Commission Finance Global Sources Globalization Purchashing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1209451 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> Automaker Websites Top U.K. Company-Car Shopping Tool http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automaker-websites-top-uk-company-car-shopping-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Among 20 sources offered, 42% of 2,200 survey respondents say they used an automaker website as a source when searching for a new company car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automaker-websites-top-uk-company-car-shopping-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automaker-websites-top-uk-company-car-shopping-tool#comments Premium Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing Internet Marketing Purchashing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:31:00 +0000 1171151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Websites click with company-car buyers.</strong></p> Toyota Back on Track Toward Record Profits, But Still Work to Do, Analysts Say http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say <div class="node-body article-body">After a post-recession earnings plunge, Toyota was able to lower its break-even point markedly, and it reorganized in ways meant to bolster the competitiveness of its products and improve overall quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-back-track-toward-record-profits-still-work-do-analysts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Asia Pacific Japan Toyota Component Finance Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Vehicle Assembly Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1150171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Plug-in Prius one of bigger disappointments, as sales well short of initial targets.</strong></p> Chinese Government Plugging EVs in Public Sector http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-government-plugging-evs-public-sector <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China’s new emphasis on electrifying municipal fleets should boost the number of EVs on the road, though not to desired volumes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-government-plugging-evs-public-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/chinese-government-plugging-evs-public-sector#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Volkswagen Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Purchashing BYD Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1150071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker BYD shifting e6 EV marketing to taxi fleets.</strong></p> Takata Still on Board as Honda Supplier, Exec Says http://wardsauto.com/takata-still-board-honda-supplier-exec-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Senior Managing Officer Yoshihary Yamamoto, who also is Honda's R&D chief, says the automaker will continue doing business with Takata, although its defective airbags have prompted a recall affecting 5 million of its vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-still-board-honda-supplier-exec-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Safety Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:47:00 +0000 1141741 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Spain Adds Workers, Shifts to Meet LCV Demand http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan has achieved a 6% share of the global LCV market, but manager Dany Boulenger believes the 8% target included in Nissan’s Power 88 business plan is within reach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-spain-adds-workers-shifts-meet-lcv-demand#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Spain Nissan Renault Capacity Utilization Electric Vehicles Employment Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:00 +0000 1138351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain crucial to Nissan&rsquo;s LCV growth plan, Boulenger says.</strong></p>