Management Briefing Seminars http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70021/more en Ford’s Supplier-Relations Efforts Pay Off With Focus http://wardsauto.com/ar/ford_supplier_focus_110805 <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Working through a review program with 102 long-term suppliers, including Magna, Bosch, Continental and Faurecia, allows the auto maker to be first-to-segment, if not first-to-market, with new technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/ford_supplier_focus_110805" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/ford_supplier_focus_110805#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Bosch Faurecia Ford Honda Magna Toyota Management & Strategy Management Briefing Seminars Vehicles & Technology Bosch Center for Automotive Research Derrick Kuzak Europe Faurecia Focus Ford Honda Magna Toyota U.S. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 274321 at http://wardsauto.com VW Still Hoping to Negotiate CAFE Rules http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-still-hoping-negotiate-cafe-rules <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The proposal encourages manufacturers and customers to shift toward larger, less-efficient vehicles, defeating the goal of reduced greenhouse-gas emissions,” a VW spokesman says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-still-hoping-negotiate-cafe-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-still-hoping-negotiate-cafe-rules#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Volkswagen Politics Management Briefing Seminars Vehicles & Technology Center for Automotive Research corporate average fuel economy Jonathan Browning Passat U.S. Volkswagen Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:42:00 +0000 275421 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Uncertainties, IAC Sees Upbeat Signs http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-uncertainties-iac-sees-upbeat-signs <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Uncertainties facing the interiors sector include shortages of supplies, ballooning raw-material prices and currency volatility, says an International Automotive Components executive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-uncertainties-iac-sees-upbeat-signs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/despite-uncertainties-iac-sees-upbeat-signs#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Lear Management & Strategy Finance Interior Management Briefing Seminars Center for Automotive Research U.S. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:12:00 +0000 277971 at http://wardsauto.com Military Seeking Better MPG for Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/military-seeking-better-mpg-vehicles <div class="field-byline"> David C. Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Automotive Center is pushing to improve the fuel efficiency of the 83,000 non-tactical cars and light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks in U.S. military fleets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/military-seeking-better-mpg-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/military-seeking-better-mpg-vehicles#comments Public News & Analysis Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Politics Management Briefing Seminars Vehicles & Technology Center for Automotive Research fuel efficiency U.S. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:42:00 +0000 276581 at http://wardsauto.com GM North America Chief Says ‘Strong Product’ Behind Pricing Story http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-north-america-chief-says-strong-product-behind-pricing-story <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Asian competitors handcuffed by low inventory levels as they try to ramp up production after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March, GM has been able to keep incentives low and margins up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-north-america-chief-says-strong-product-behind-pricing-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gm-north-america-chief-says-strong-product-behind-pricing-story#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers General Motors Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Finance Management Briefing Seminars Vehicles & Technology Center for Automotive Research Chevrolet Sonic General Motors Malibu Mark Reuss U.S. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:17:00 +0000 278001 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Talks Must Avoid ‘Bad Old Ways’ http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/uaw-talks-must-avoid-bad-old-ways <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The people who build Detroit’s vehicles must be able to afford them, and exorbitant CEO pay must stop, says an economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/uaw-talks-must-avoid-bad-old-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/uaw-talks-must-avoid-bad-old-ways#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific North America North America Canada U.S. Japan Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Finance Management Briefing Seminars United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Center for Automotive Research Detroit Employment Japan U.S. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:45:00 +0000 276891 at http://wardsauto.com OESA Bridges Communication Gap Between Suppliers, Auto Makers http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/oesa-bridges-communication-gap-between-suppliers-auto-makers <div class="field-byline"> William Diem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many Original Equipment Suppliers Assn. members are Tier 2 or Tier 3 “and would never normally have access to the purchasers in a forum where they can meet them and shake hands,” says Chairman Bill Kozyra.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/oesa-bridges-communication-gap-between-suppliers-auto-makers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/oesa-bridges-communication-gap-between-suppliers-auto-makers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Management & Strategy Management Briefing Seminars Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Center for Automotive Research Chrysler U.S. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:23:00 +0000 278251 at http://wardsauto.com Driver Distractions Could Trigger More Regulations http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/driver-distractions-could-trigger-more-regulations <div class="field-byline"> David C. Smith </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One problem with broad regulation is “you’re fighting against what people basically want,” says an executive with interiors supplier JCI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/driver-distractions-could-trigger-more-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/driver-distractions-could-trigger-more-regulations#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. General Motors JCI Suppliers Politics Electronics Information & Entertainment Management Briefing Seminars Social Media Vehicles & Technology Center for Automotive Research Driver distraction Facebook General Motors Johnson Controls OnStar Twitter U.S. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:36:00 +0000 275461 at http://wardsauto.com Marshall Working OnStar From Inside Out http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/marshall-working-onstar-inside-out <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Michigan native, OnStar’s president drives a Cadillac SRX, has subscribed to the telematics service for 12 years, likes sports cars and hails from telecommunications sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/marshall-working-onstar-inside-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/marshall-working-onstar-inside-out#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers General Motors Management & Strategy Electronics Management Briefing Seminars Vehicles & Technology Center for Automotive Research Dan Akerson General Motors OnStar U.S. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:21:00 +0000 276691 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Farley: ‘Give Up Your Brand’ http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-farley-give-your-brand <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We’ve realized that the customer owns our brand, not us, and we’re letting them tell our stories in their own voice,” the executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-farley-give-your-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-farley-give-your-brand#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Ford Sales & Marketing Management Briefing Seminars Social Media Vehicles & Technology Explorer Facebook Fiesta Fiesta Movement Focus Ford Jim Farley U.S. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:00:00 +0000 276651 at http://wardsauto.com