2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/599441/more en Visteon Plotting Course for Future Technology http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/visteon-plotting-course-future-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier believes consumers will embrace its products if it offers a unique user experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/visteon-plotting-course-future-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/visteon-plotting-course-future-technology#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Visteon 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Climate Controls/HVAC Electronics Globalization Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Tim Yerdon Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 585431 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Visteon&rsquo;s Yerdon focused on marketplace megatrends.</strong></p> Nissan to Build 85% of U.S. Vehicles Locally by 2015 http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/nissan-build-85-us-vehicles-locally-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">In just over three years, Nissan will spend $5.2 billion to add 425,000 units of new production capacity outside Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/nissan-build-85-us-vehicles-locally-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/nissan-build-85-us-vehicles-locally-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America U.S. Nissan 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Vehicle Assembly Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0000 585291 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nissan Senior Vice President Carla Bailo</strong></p> The Gap Between Detroit and Washington http://wardsauto.com/politics/gap-between-detroit-and-washington <div class="node-body article-body">The challenge of meeting the technical and economic costs of building safer vehicles with increasingly tough regulatory targets is not something highly appreciated in Washington circles, a former Ford executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/gap-between-detroit-and-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/gap-between-detroit-and-washington#comments Public Auto Makers Politics North America U.S. Ford Politics Regulations 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:03:00 +0000 584031 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Cischke: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a real knowledge shortage in Washington.&rdquo;</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Information Highway http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/reporter-notebook-information-highway <div class="field-byline"> Ward&#039;s Staff </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-amp-strategy/reporter-notebook-information-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/reporter-notebook-information-highway#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:30:00 +0000 584011 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford explores the halls.</strong></p> Suppliers Striving to Stay Ahead of OEM Demands http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-striving-stay-ahead-oem-demands <div class="node-body article-body">New powertrain technologies are adding to suppliers’ workloads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-striving-stay-ahead-oem-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-striving-stay-ahead-oem-demands#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Bosch 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:02:00 +0000 583981 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>&ldquo;We have been a leader in advancing specific technologies,&rdquo; Bosch&rsquo;s Struth says.</strong></p> GM Strives to Become Customer-Service Champ http://wardsauto.com/retail/gm-strives-become-customer-service-champ <div class="node-body article-body">The auto maker now considers the customer experience as taking place at more than just the dealership. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/gm-strives-become-customer-service-champ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/gm-strives-become-customer-service-champ#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships General Motors Retail 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:31:00 +0000 583971 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Alicia Boler-Davis holds newly created GM post. </strong></p> Consumers Expanding Considerations When Making Car Purchase http://wardsauto.com/retail/consumers-expanding-considerations-when-making-car-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">Car buyers now and in the future will place a greater importance on vehicle quality, product cadence, expected cost of ownership, fuel economy and connectivity, a Polk forecaster predicts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/consumers-expanding-considerations-when-making-car-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/consumers-expanding-considerations-when-making-car-purchase#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:19:00 +0000 583901 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Vehicle quality, price still key differentiators, Libby says.</strong></p> Product Development Efficiency Gets More Attention http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/product-development-efficiency-gets-more-attention <div class="node-body article-body">Although manufacturing efficiency will remain important, a recent Oliver Wyman study shows it will become less prominent between now and 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/product-development-efficiency-gets-more-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/product-development-efficiency-gets-more-attention#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America - Regional Auto Makers 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Capacity Utilization Product Development Marsh & McLennan Michelle Hill Oliver Wyman The Harbour Report Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:30:00 +0000 583231 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Hill of Troy, MI-based Oliver Wyman manages Harbour Report.</strong></p> Confident Lentz Emerges From Turmoil, Predicts Lexus Comeback http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/confident-lentz-emerges-turmoil-predicts-lexus-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">Despite his renewed confidence, the U.S. Toyota chief is reluctant to talk about seeing a 17% market share again. “I’m not sure that ever was a real number for us,” he says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/confident-lentz-emerges-turmoil-predicts-lexus-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/confident-lentz-emerges-turmoil-predicts-lexus-comeback#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Toyota 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Thu, 09 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 583221 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lentz says inventory problems held Lexus back.</strong></p> Toyota Wants Better Communication in Supply Chain http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/toyota-wants-better-communication-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">Transparency is key to maximizing full production, a top executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/toyota-wants-better-communication-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/supply-chain/toyota-wants-better-communication-supply-chain#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Toyota 2012 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:35:00 +0000 583211 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Young: &ldquo;If we don&rsquo;t know, we can&rsquo;t help you.&rdquo;</strong></p>