Management & Strategy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53471/more en Hyundai, Kia Workers Strike at Korean Plants http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants <div class="node-body article-body">The KMWU says on its website it had no choice but to call a strike as Hyundai negotiators would not budge on any of the union’s major proposals, including the key demand the automaker include bonus payments in calculating basic wages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/hyundai-kia-workers-strike-korean-plants#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Korean Metal Workers Union Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:10:00 +0000 1091251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai strikers clash with police in 2013; third walkout in three years under way.</strong></p> Daimler Staying Ahead of Curve in Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker has had a formal partnership with Google for more than two years and Apple content will be available on the screens of Mercedes vehicles starting in mid-2016. But informal relationships also are important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/daimler-staying-ahead-curve-silicon-valley#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mercedes Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Design Information & Entertainment Product Development Amazon Google Silicon Valley Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:00 +0000 1086961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz R&amp;D draws on synergies with Silicon Valley players.</strong></p> Cadillac May Expand Offices to Manhattan http://wardsauto.com/cadillac-may-expand-offices-manhattan <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Raising the GM luxury brand's profile in Manhattan could follow newly arrived division chief Johan de Nysschen's relocation of Infiniti from Yokohama to Hong Kong to make the luxury brand more independent of parent Nissan. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/cadillac-may-expand-offices-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 1090601 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123 <div class="node-body article-body">Axalta expands in Mexico; Bosch looks to Vietnam for latest Asian expansion; Mitsubishi Rayon acquires carbon-fiber plastics supplier Wethje.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-123#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China Mexico U.S. Finland Germany Vietnam BMW BorgWarner Bosch General Motors Porsche Automatic Capacity Utilization Carbon Fiber Component Electronics Finance Global Sources Globalization Instrument Panel Lane-Departure Warning Manufacturing Technology OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1090321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chevrolet, Buick, GMC shift to BorgWarner solenoid valves.</strong></p> WardsAuto Global Update: North America Production - The Shift South http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south <div class="node-body video-body">Video brief: Haig Stoddard looks at regional production in North America and why the Great Lakes area will continue to matter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/world/wardsauto-global-update-north-america-production-shift-south#comments Public Gated Data Center World Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology World Future Products Product Development Production Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 1089331 at http://wardsauto.com New Product Mix Regains Lost Ground for Honda India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india <div class="node-body article-body">Honda India dropped every model but the CR-V and refilled its portfolio with the popular Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan. The Mobilio is shaping up as India’s most successful MPV since the Toyota Innova. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-product-mix-regains-lost-ground-honda-india#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Capacity Utilization Diesel Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Gujarat Hironori Kanayama Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0000 1087971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesel option drives Mobilio demand.</strong></p> Hyundai's South Korean Union Calls Partial Strike for Friday http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-calls-partial-strike-friday <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Union members at the country's No.1 automaker plan to strike for four hours Friday to protest slow-moving wage negotiations, although talks are to continue next week. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-calls-partial-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1089691 at http://wardsauto.com Perodua Bids for Global Recognition With New Compact http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker says the EEV can achieve up to 50.8 mpg and is packed with unique Malaysian features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/perodua-bids-global-recognition-new-compact#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Malaysia Perodua Sales & Marketing Fuel Economy Product Development Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 1089181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perodua touts Axia&rsquo;s fuel efficiency, roominess and value.</strong></p> Acura Looks to Get Back on Track http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track <div class="node-body article-body">MDX growth of 55.5% and RLX gain of 7.1% through July were in stark contrast to the brand’s other models, which all posted declines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-looks-get-back-track#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Acura Sales & Marketing Acura advertising Audi BMW Honda ILX J.D. Power & Associates Japan Luxury marketing MDX Mercedes Mike Accavitti near-luxury premium RDX RLX sedans TL TLX TSX Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 1087031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>MDX sales up 55.5% through July.</strong></p> Chinese Automaker Geely Says First-Half Profit Down 20% http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-says-first-half-profit-down-20 <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Geely, a major domestic producer in the world's biggest automotive market, posted an RMB1.11 billion profit that beat analysts' forecasts despite a 29% drop in first-half sales compared with year-ago. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinese-automaker-geely-says-first-half-profit-down-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific China Finance Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:53:00 +0000 1088381 at http://wardsauto.com