Purchashing http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53311/more en After Price-Fixing Plea, Bosch Emphasizes Core Technologies http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch’s top automotive executive says tough lessons were learned in the recent price-fixing scandal, and the company now needs to press on with next-generation vehicle technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/after-price-fixing-plea-bosch-emphasizes-core-technologies#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Chrysler Ford General Motors TRW ZF Batteries Diesel Electric Vehicles Electronics Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Purchashing Bosch’s Automotive Technology Department of Justice internal combustion engine Mobility Solutions price fixing Rolf Bulander Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 1284601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bosch Board Member Rolf Bulander&nbsp;speaks at press briefing this week in Germany.</strong></p> Tom Murphy JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Detroit Three, Nissan Supplier Relations Worsen http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen <div class="node-body article-body">If FCA, Ford, GM and Nissan had achieved the same rise in the WRI ranking as Honda and Toyota, the four automakers collectively would have posted an estimated $2.02 billion higher operating income in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota Purchashing Mon, 18 May 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1279321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota leads all automakers, GM and FCA&nbsp;tie for last place.</strong></p> Jatco Geared to Meet Growing Global CVT Demand http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Management claims to be on track to reach its ¥1 trillion ($8.4 billion) sales target by fiscal 2018 and become the world’s top producer of automatic transmissions by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Japan Nissan Continuously Variable (CVT) Finance Global Sources Production Purchashing Transmission Tue, 12 May 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1271461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jatco exhibits new CVT chain at recent SAE World Congress.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 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>