New American makers retool for changing world

Chappell, Lindsay
March 2002
Automotive News;3/11/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5974, p3
Trade Publication
Reports the business strategy of the New American Manufacturers in North America. Enhancement of flexible tooling; Development of outsourcing and shorter supply lines; Standardization of vehicle bodies.


Related Articles

  • CORRECTIONS.  // Automotive News;10/4/2004, Vol. 79 Issue 6114, p3 

    This article presents several corrections to articles, published in the October 04, 2004 issue of the periodical "Automotive News." story on Page 4 of the September 27 issue misstated Ford Motor Co.'s production plans for the Ford Escape Hybrid. It also gave the wrong production site for the...

  • Ford cuts equipment combinations on '09s. Wilson, Amy // Automotive News;2/18/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6295, p13 

    The article reports on the move of U.S.-based automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Co. to reduce its number of available equipment combinations on 2009-model vehicles. It is stated that the company's move is part of its plan to cut the complexity of its manufacturing processes. In details, Ford...

  • Mitsubishi Puts Last Nail in Coffin of Slow-Selling Raider. Schweinsberg, Christie // Ward's Dealer Business;Feb2009, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p8 

    The article reports on the plan of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to stop the production of its Raider compact pickup truck in the U.S. Dan Irvin, the company's North America spokesman, says that the truck will cease production in the middle of 2010. Since its debut in 2005, the vehicle has experienced...

  • GM returns to incentives until inventory, market align. LaReau, Jamie // Automotive News;1/19/2009, Vol. 83 Issue 6343, p4 

    The article reports that General Motors Corp. is reversing its reduction in incentives at least until production cuts align inventory to market conditions by the second quarter. According to a senior executive, GM hopes to reduce its incentive spending and return to the pricing strategy it laid...

  • Lean culture takes commitment. Chappell, Lindsay // Automotive News;8/5/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5996, p47i 

    Focuses on the process of commitment to lean manufacturing culture by automobile manufacturers. Application of isolated approach in lean practices; Inclusions to comprehensive package in lean culture; Emphasis on the significance of trust within the level of factory workers.

  • Response to boom proves industry has learned a lot.  // Automotive News;5/24/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5820, p12 

    Comments on the attitude by the United States car industry to its strong sales performance. Avoidance of excessive hiring and plant building; Application of lean production practices and the Toyota Production Systems; Use of massive overtime to meet demand for light trucks and some cars;...

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING IN ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT. Beregova, Galina M.; Milova, Yuliya Y.; Fedotov, Konstantin V. // Actual Problems of Economics / Aktual'ni Problemi Ekonomìki;2015, Vol. 167 Issue 5, p169 

    The article analyzes the practical aspects of strategic planning within production management. As a result of the analysis the basic functions, methods, principles and features of production management are revealed. Key directions in strategic planning of production processes management are...

  • ATTENTION: EXCELLENCE REQUIRED.  // Industry Week/IW;May2011, Vol. 260 Issue 5, p18 

    The article offers information on "Industry Week's" 2011 Best Plants competition, which annually recognizes manufacturing facilities in North America that are on the leading edge of efforts to enhance customer satisfaction, create stimulating and rewarding work environments and increase...

  • Continuous improvement on the shop floor: Lessons from... Choi, Thomas Y.; Rungtusanatham, Manus // Business Horizons;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p45 

    States that continuous improvement (CI) changes in firms is a low-cost way to improve quality and productivity. Requirements of CI; Milestones faced by manufacturing plants initiating continuous improvement programs (CIPs); Firms attracted to CI.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics