Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
The auto maker has taken its own World Class Manufacturing initiatives into supplier operations, started making advanced payments to clients and will be in regular communication through town-hall meetings....More
Once the hiring in Arizona concludes later this year, GM’s in-house information technology staff will grow from 1,500 workers one year ago to 5,500. The ultimate goal is a captive IT staff of about 9,000....More
So far about 700 software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other IT professionals have been hired for the auto maker’s first two locations. A fourth site will be announced later....More
The regulator alleges that Yazaki and Australian Arrow and one of their competitors coordinated their responses to Toyota’s requests for quotations for the supply of wire harnesses to be used in Camry production....More
GM’s challenge with global product platforms includes building vehicles that meet individual market requirements and maximizing common content, while also paying close attention to the needs of each market....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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