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- An invitation to help...or invitation to Hell? Schneider, Mitch // Aftermarket Business;Oct2003, Vol. 113 Issue 10, p114
Relates the experience of the author in venturing into an automobile business in Los Angeles, California. Awareness on the demands of the employees; Level of competition; Advantages on joining in several training workshops.
- Fishing the net. Molla, Tony // Motor Age;Aug99, Vol. 118 Issue 8, p7
Comments on the use of technology to drive competition in the United States automotive industry. Development of marketing tools to improve customer service; Application of the communications capabilities of the Internet; Use of the web sites by independent repair shops to promote repair and...
- Ford, GM rev up compact minivan battle in Europe. Wernie, Bradford // Automotive News;10/21/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 6008, p26
Reports on the competitions of the automobile manufacturers in Europe. Variation of the car models; Features of the vehicle; Approach of the company to the compact minivan segment.
- Ingenious teens point the way to industry's future. Lapham, Edward // Automotive News;4/3/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5868, p10
Comments on the ninth annual FIRST Robotics National Competition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. Goal of the competition; High school students' involvement in the event; Automakers and suppliers' sponsorship of teams.
- Mining Your Competition. Conover, Gerry; Day, Susan // Automotive Industries;Mar2002, Vol. 182 Issue 3, p32
Discusses the effective competitive analysis in the automobile industry. Rules on assessing the competition; Incorporation of quality and functional improvements in product teardowns; Benefits of automobile shows.
- Robotics competition lures future engineers. Kisiel, Ralph // Automotive News;3/30/1998, Vol. 71 Issue 5759, p48
Reports on the use of robotics by the Big 3 United States automakers and automotive suppliers to lure students into science and engineering careers. A national robotics competition, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST; Details of the competition.
- Auto companies should also narrow their revenue disadvantage by continuing to improve quality. Larkin, John // Automotive Industries;Feb2007, Vol. 187 Issue 2, p8
The article presents information on the release by Booz Allen Hamilton of the report titled Auto Industry--2006 in Review. The report stated that automobile manufacturers known as the Detroit Three, which include Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, continue to face a challenge over competing with...
- There are huge changes ahead. Crain, Keith // Automotive News;6/6/2011, Vol. 85 Issue 6467, p12
In this article, the author reports on the changes that will take place in future in the automobile industry including the change in the concept of size and value, international competition and dealerships.
- Where Did the Money Go? Keller, Maryann // Automotive Industries;Jun2001, Vol. 181 Issue 6, p16
Comments on the failure of the automobile industry in the United States to maintain its competitiveness in the world market. Net income accumulated by the three major automakers between 1994 and 1999; Failure of the domestic market to defend its market share; Disadvantages of the stock...
- ASK JOE. // Automotive News;5/7/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5928, p28
Provides competition advices for small stores against bigger automobile dealers with structured operation. Discouragement on the use of extra expenses in product promotions; Emphasis on the role of salespersons in products marketing; Suggestion for a good reply when dealing with customer asking...