Purchashing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53311/more en GM CEO Barra Outlines Future Mobility Strategy http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s future includes two new car-sharing and ride-sharing projects meant to test existing hardware and software systems, gain insight into the habits of users and add to the automaker’s bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ceo-barra-outlines-future-mobility-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Opel/Vauxhall Finance Labor & Human Resources Product Development Purchashing Restructuring Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:57:00 +0000 1361021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra, Vice President Reuss detail future business strategy.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Scores Hit With Clean-Sheet Diesel http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers with Suzuki and its Indian joint venture were tasked with developing a low-maintenance engine with high fuel efficiency, compliant with current and future emissions standards and able to fit in Suzuki’s full range of small cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-scores-hit-clean-sheet-diesel#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Bosch Fiat Maruti Suzuki Volkswagen Diesel Globalization Manufacturing Technology Product Development Purchashing Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:07:00 +0000 1351351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat, Volkswagen in Celerio diesel&rsquo;s rearview mirror.</strong></p> VW Scandal Threatens U.K. Fleet Operators’ Trust http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust <div class="node-body article-body">A key issue for U.K. fleet operators is trust. With responsibility for 2.3 million car registrations, they are among the market’s most influential buyers. They rely on automakers’ claims when making purchase decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-scandal-threatens-uk-fleet-operators-trust#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Diesel Emissions Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Purchashing Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1355851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW fleet vehicles face uncertain future in U.K.</strong></p> Automakers Bristle at Zimbabwe’s Buy-Local Order http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order <div class="field-byline"> Ceaser Mhukahuru </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The president of the Motor Trade Assn. of Zimbabwe says the capabilities of the country’s assemblers are so limited the directive to government agencies and public institutions to buy at least 80% locally made vehicles may be ignored.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-bristle-zimbabwe-s-buy-local-order#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Chery Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Purchashing Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1338441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Local assembler Quest building Mitsubishi Triton.</strong></p> Bosch Acquires EV Battery Developer Seeo http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Seeo, a California-based company purchsed by the German auto-parts manufacturer, says it has developed next-generation lithium-ion batteries that could double electric vehicles' range. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bosch-acquires-ev-battery-developer-seeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Electric Vehicles Li-ion Purchashing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1338851 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-testing-possible-replacements-takata-airbag-inflators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags Global Sources OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:36:00 +0000 1336511 at http://wardsauto.com Ford: Regional Hubs, Flexible Platforms Part of Emerging-Markets Strategy http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">There will be two versions of the next Focus, one with a more expensive independent rear suspension for mature markets and another with a less-pricey solid rear axle for cost-sensitive emerging markets, the automaker’s purchasing chief reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-regional-hubs-flexible-platforms-part-emerging-markets-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Suppliers Global Sources Globalization Product Development Purchashing Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1331031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Thai-Tang: Scale works best if parts priced right for market.</strong></p> LyondellBasell Purchases Indian PPC Auto Supplier http://wardsauto.com/lyondellbasell-purchases-indian-ppc-auto-supplier <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">LyondellBasell, a plastics and chemicals manufacturer, says its purchase of polypropylene maker SJS Plastibends will augment its push into India's expanding automotive market.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lyondellbasell-purchases-indian-ppc-auto-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Plastic Purchashing Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:27:00 +0000 1329141 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Oz Countering Spread of Counterfeit Airbags http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/toyota-oz-countering-spread-counterfeit-airbags <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota vehicles never involved in an accident are not affected by the bogus parts. But Toyotas repaired after an airbag deployment in a crash reportedly may have been fitted with fakes not tested to manufacturer standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/toyota-oz-countering-spread-counterfeit-airbags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/toyota-oz-countering-spread-counterfeit-airbags#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Toyota Airbags Laws/Law Enforcement OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Safety Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1328531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Replacement airbag in Yaris may pose risk.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Luxury Sales Handcuffed in China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional China U.S. General Motors Rolls Royce 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Design Fuel Economy Product Development Purchashing Sales Results Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:05:00 +0000 1328311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Yao Lu, China&rsquo;s senior business analyst-State Information Center.</span></strong></p> Full View Photography