Purchashing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53311/more en UPDATE 2-China antitrust regulator fines two Japan auto parts makers http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds Yazaki receiving NDRC notification, Denso comment)</p> <p>TOKYO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Two Japanese automotive bearings makers said on Tuesday a Chinese regulator has ordered them to pay fines for violating antitrust laws as Beijing intensifies its scrutiny of business practices in the auto sector.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-china-antitrust-regulator-fines-two-japan-auto-parts-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Suppliers China Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Trade Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08:08 +0000 1087331 at http://wardsauto.com Korean Company Plans Talks With Tesla on Supplying Carbon Fiber http://wardsauto.com/korean-company-plans-talks-tesla-supplying-carbon-fiber <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">GS Caltex reportedly will meet later this month with Tesla to discuss supplying the electric-vehicle maker with the lightweight material currently used in high-end vehicles and racing cars.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/korean-company-plans-talks-tesla-supplying-carbon-fiber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated News & Analysis Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Korea Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Purchashing Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:45:00 +0000 1085151 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Automakers Cut Parts Prices in China Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe http://wardsauto.com/japanese-automakers-cut-parts-prices-china-amid-anti-monopoly-probe <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota and Honda says their joint ventures with Chinese partners will cut spare-parts prices in response to the probe, while Nissan's JV with local automaker Dongfeng says it is "actively studying" responses to regulators' suggestions.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/japanese-automakers-cut-parts-prices-china-amid-anti-monopoly-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Trade Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 1082161 at http://wardsauto.com Japanese Automakers Boost Exports From Europe http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/japanese-automakers-boost-exports-europe#comments Premium World Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Middle East - Regional North America - Regional South America - Regional Japan BMW Daimler Honda Hyundai Nissan PSA Toyota Capacity Utilization Employment Fuel-Cell Vehicles Globalization Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Product Development Production Purchashing Trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1077901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota expanding Yaris output at French plant.</strong></p> Earlier Better for Logistics Planners http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/earlier-better-logistics-planners <div class="field-deck"> 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By looking at sourcing questions earlier in the process, a Penske executive says, packaging and travel time can be more efficient.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/earlier-better-logistics-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/earlier-better-logistics-planners#comments Public Management & Strategy Supply Chain Suppliers North America U.S. Suppliers 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Logistics Purchashing Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:15:00 +0000 1077811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Carlier: Logistics has arrived at C suite.</strong></p> Mercedes Cuts Parts Prices as China Monopoly Probe Continues http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-cuts-parts-prices-china-monopoly-probe-continues <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Daimler's luxury unit says it is cutting prices on more than 10,000 spare parts an average 15% as China regulators combat what they consider price-gouging on repair and replacement components by many foreign automakers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-cuts-parts-prices-china-monopoly-probe-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Globalization Laws/Law Enforcement Purchashing Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:59:00 +0000 1075721 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120 <div class="node-body article-body">Braking news from TRW, Continental; Bosch charged with powering BMW i3; aluminum-wheel maker closing Arkansas plant, promises assistance for 500 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-120#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico U.S. Japan BMW Bosch Continental Honda Magna Subaru TRW Aluminum Antilock Braking System (ABS) Brakes Capacity Utilization Charging Employment Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Restructuring Sheet Molding Composite (SMC) Wheels Enerpulse MAE Superior Industries UGN Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:00 +0000 1071981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Versatility among electronic parking brake&rsquo;s strengths, TRW says.</strong></p> U.K. Plan Aims to Grow Greener Government Fleet http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">More than 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to government fleets in the first wave of the scheme. The Government Car Service will lead the way, with plans to order the first EVs in the autumn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-plan-aims-grow-greener-government-fleet#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Purchashing Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 1064251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government to add charge points as part of EV growth plan.</strong></p> UPDATE 1-Mercedes-Benz exec says not aware of any price probe in China http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Recasts with quotes from executive, spokesman)</p> <p>SHANGHAI, July 22 (Reuters) - A China executive at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz said he was not unaware that the company was under any government probe into spare part prices.</p> <p>Local and foreign media reported last week that Mercedes-Benz as well as other foreign car makers were being probed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's price regulator, for possibly over-charging customers in China.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-mercedes-benz-exec-says-not-aware-any-price-probe-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Politics Retail Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Dealership Management Globalization Purchashing Trade Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +0000 1064631 at http://wardsauto.com UPDATE 1-VW plans 5 bln euros in cutbacks to boost brand margins http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-plans-5-bln-euros-cutbacks-boost-brand-margins <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW may cease models, cut procurement costs</p> <p>* VW brand trails 6 pct profit margin goal</p> <p>* VW drawing up new mid-term group efficiency program (Adds CEO quote, detail and background)</p> <p>HAMBURG/BERLIN, Germany, July 15 (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to cut costs at its core passenger-car brand by about 5 billion euros ($6.8 billion) per year from 2017, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-vw-plans-5-bln-euros-cutbacks-boost-brand-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Finance Purchashing Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:19:43 +0000 1060401 at http://wardsauto.com