The co-production challenge
- Five 1990s redesigns that should have stayed on the drawing board. Catterall, Mark // Automotive News Europe;08/14/2000, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p11
Provides a list of automobile redesigns in the 1990s that should have remained on the drawing board.
- BMW, Chrysler lead GM in tearing down walls. Keebler, Jack // Automotive News;12/13/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5530, p20
Focuses on the vehicle development centers of various automobile manufacturers. BMW's FIZ Research and Development Center in Munich, Germany; General Motors' efforts to eliminate barriers between the functional areas of the company; Ford Motor Co.'s Advanced Engineering Center in Dearborne,...
- Interiors become extroverts. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Nov97, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p43
Focuses on the increasing growth on the interior design of automobiles. Factors that drives the trends on automobile interior design; Importance of interior design in an automobile; Five fashion designers who work in the design studio of General Motors Corp. INSET: New fabric technology offers...
- Mercedes confirms plan for Japan design studio. Johnson, Richard // Automotive News;3/29/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5492, p22
Reports on Mercedes-Benz Japan's plan to set up an automobile design studio in Japan. Preparations for the center in Kohoku in suburban Shin-Yokohama; Studio's concentration on interior and exterior appointments; French designer Olivier Boulay as the head of Mercedes' Design Center Japan.
- Brief changeovers set for '94 models. Detkowski, Karen // Automotive News;7/5/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5507, p57
Reports on changeovers of automobiles to 1994 models in United States and Canada assembly plants. General Motors; Chrysler Motors; Ford Motor Co.; Other automobile companies.
- Speeding up the speed merchants. // Design Engineering;Aug99, p12
Features the `Three-Day Car Project,' an initiative aimed at speeding the pace of automobile production. Importance of the program to the automobile industry's efforts to improve efficiency and reduce wastage.
- Industry races to build 'three-day car'. Morton, Ian // Automotive News;10/11/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5842, p32U
Focuses on the International Car Distribution Program, a program sponsored by Great Britain's Science Research Council that aims to cut down production time for cars to just three days. Improvements in productivity expected by European automakers from a three-day production cycle; Areas for...
- Midgate gets funny looks--and buyers. Kranz, Rick // Automotive News;10/22/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 5954, p3
Focuses on the structural design of the Midgate automobile by General Motors Corp. in the United States. Comparison of sales between the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche and the Midgate vehicles; Criticisms on the bulky features of the Avalanche; Effort of the company to take vehicle risks.
- Move to `agile' plants is slow-motion journey. Henry, Jim // Automotive News;3/18/1996, Vol. 70 Issue 5650, p3
Focuses on the speech given by Don Runkle, vice president of General Motors, at the fifth National Agility Conference. Workers' in automobile manufacturing plants need to implement agile practices; General Motors' Metal Fabrication Division's adoption of agile practices. INSET: Agility: Some...