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The Automotive group allows its members to network with other Automotive/Automobile Professionals and those interested in knowing more about automotive. The group shares best practices, tips, techniques and strategies as well as helping each other with business opportunities.

Owned by: Manufacturing Executive Admin

Tags: automotive

Group Type: Members Only

Created: Dec 21, 2010

Blog Posts

Dialogue: Life in the Fast Lane  in Automotive

Iconic sports car maker Ferrari is a beautiful maverick in Italy’s €59 billion Fiat Group. The Maranello-based company has pioneered the manufacture of high-quality sports cars and blisteringly fast racing cars for over 60 years and now boasts one of the world’s most valuable brands. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jan 04, 2011
Views: 10340
Dialogue: Reinventing GM  in Automotive

Having emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009, America’s largest automaker is determined to steer back into the competitive fast lane after the most devastating period in its 100-year history. For 2010, General Motors’ manufacturing mission is all about reinvention — in technology, innovation, car design, and customer focus, with fewer key brands and streamlined operations. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Dec 10, 2010
Views: 8569
BMW Teaches Old Dogs New Tricks  in Automotive

It’s well known that manufacturing faces a workforce crisis as young people forsake it for other industries. Thus, it’s incumbent upon manufacturers to find new ways to attract young talent. But there’s a corollary: Manufacturers must make better use of their existing, senior workforce. Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on Nov 18, 2010
Views: 7424
How Electric Cars Will Disrupt Auto Manufacturing  in Automotive

While most traditional automakers are busy trying to maintain their existing manufacturing practices and factory landscapes, the emergence of new electric cars looks set to have a disruptive impact on how automobiles are produced and components sourced in the future. Read More →

Posted by Unknown user on Nov 11, 2010
Views: 8052
China’s Green Cars  in Automotive

Red has a long way to go before it’s the new green, but the land of the communist party is increasingly taking steps towards environmental awareness. Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on Apr 27, 2010
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Views: 6344
Nissan Emphasizes Quality in 2012 Plan  in Automotive

Stung by the recurring below-average quality rankings of its vehicles, Japanese automaker Nissan will invest heavily in quality initiatives as part of a push to cut in half by 2012 the number of quality complaints it receives, according to a recent article in Motor Trend magazine. Read More →

Posted by Chris Chiappinelli on Sep 09, 2008
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BMW To Build More Cars Than Ever in 2011  in Automotive

One look at BMW’s plans for the year ahead confirms the slump in global auto sales may well be a thing of the past, at least for the German high-end car-maker. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jun 16, 2011
Views: 9519
Renault-Nissan Tap In-Car IT Innovations In Silicon Valley  in Automotive

Another global auto giant is lining up to grasp the potential opportunities of advanced in-car communications technologies. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jun 14, 2011
Views: 7880
Automotive Assets on Managing Automation  in Automotive

Below are some assets on the Managing Automation site that might be of interest to anyone within Automotive: Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on May 04, 2011
Views: 9878
Car Markets Rebounding, But What Have We Learned?  in Automotive

A new research report by Datamonitor predicts that revenue generated by the global car manufacturing industry will grow by 24% between 2010 and 2015 to $904 billion. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Apr 18, 2011
Views: 8803
Volkswagen Investments Change the Image of Manufacturing  in Automotive

While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share this problem. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Apr 12, 2011
Views: 8056
Is Your Car The Next Wi Fi Hot Spot?  in Automotive

Is your car about to become the next Wi Fi hot spot? Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Mar 29, 2011
Views: 9026
Is There a Chinese Car in Your Future?  in Automotive

Chinese car maker Geely Automobile this week reported that its sales rose 43% last year to 20.1 billion yuan, while its net profit was up 16% for the year. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Mar 24, 2011
Views: 9146
Brazil Shows Sugar Cane Bio-Fuel Approaches Can Work  in Automotive

Backed by supportive government regulations on bio-fuel usage, over 80% of all cars sold in Brazil during 2010 supported multiple-choice fuel systems. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Mar 21, 2011
Views: 8766
Does GM's Japanese Parts Shortage Herald More Plant Closures?  in Automotive

GM said today (March 17) it has been forced to close one of its truck plants in Shreveport, Louisiana due to the sudden shortage of Japanese-made parts resulting from the disruption caused by the massive quake and tsunami in Japan's North East last Friday. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Mar 18, 2011
Views: 8873
Will the 'Plant-Within-a-Plant' Concept Take Off?  in Automotive

Some automotive manufacturers are adopting a "plant-within-a-plant" strategy in which suppliers produce parts under the same roof as the OEM. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Mar 08, 2011
Views: 14756
Will the Green Car Revolution Create New Manufacturing and Supply Chain Opportunities?  in Automotive

Rolls Royce, one of the world’s most iconic auto brands, unveils its first all electric ultra luxury vehicle at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next week (March 1). Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Feb 25, 2011
Views: 9211
Is GM's Comeback Complete or Just Beginning?  in Automotive

General Motors today posted a net 2010 profit of $4.7 billion, the company's best result since 1999. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Feb 24, 2011
Views: 8910
Is It Time to Invest in the Recovery?  in Automotive

Manufacturing activity in the US rose in January at the fastest pace since May of 2004, according to a report released today by the Institute of Supply Management. The increase marked the 18th straight month in which manufacturing activity in the US has grown. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Feb 01, 2011
Views: 8374
Can You Crowdsource a New Car?  in Automotive

Well, yes you can. At least, according to innovative new US auto-maker Local Motors, based in Chandler, Arizona. Local Motors uses a combination of Web 2.0 open-source crowdsourcing techniques for vehicle design and specs from a claimed 8000 strong virtual community of car enthusiasts and designers. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jan 26, 2011
Views: 8454