Automotive Management

Here you’ll find information from management on the best practices and emerging technologies that help executives and companies operate more efficiently. Management matters.

Less Is More at Lotus

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 29, 2017 at 6:37 AM

If you want to get a sense of just how obsessed they are with reducing mass at Group Lotus for the cars that they hand-craft, just take a look at this, which is found on the interior of the new Elise Sprint: Yes, that’s the open-gate manual gearbox.

Pitching ZF

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2017 at 6:02 AM

As vehicles become more automated, the technology that’s going to make that happen—hardware and software alike—is more than likely going to come from the supply base, not from the OEMs.

The High Costs of Nearly Nothing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 13, 2017 at 6:45 AM

On Friday, Volkswagen pled guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and an import crime in U.S. federal court.

Cars Then & Now & in Cuba

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 27, 2017 at 6:16 AM

This is the very first Chevrolet Camaro: It has VIN #100001.

After Hours in the Second City

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 13, 2017 at 5:28 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is held each year at McCormick Place.

Engineering the 2017 Lincoln Continental

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 06, 2017 at 5:48 AM

Mike Celentino, is chief engineer for the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Women-Owned Business

By: Aneesa Muthana - January 24, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Certification can provide a competitive edge

Auto & Creative Destruction

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 29, 2016 at 9:05 AM

“Creative destruction,” or “schöpferische Zerstörung,” is an idea from Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian-American economist, who had it that there are profound changes that occur when there are new product and process innovations.

2016 in Autos

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 27, 2016 at 6:56 AM

Christmas is a couple days gone and in a few days 2016 will be behind us.

Chevy vs. Tesla: It’s On

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 13, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Fremont Chevrolet in Fremont, California, is three miles away from the Tesla Factory, also in Fremont.

Lear’s Creative—and Productive—Approach

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 13, 2016 at 6:02 AM

When asked what the “secret sauce” is that makes the “Crafted by Lear” approach to next-generation automotive seating development distinctive, Jeneanne Hanley, Lear's vice president for Global Trim and Craftsmanship, has an interesting answer: “Glue.” No, she isn’t referring to a gelatinous adhesive.

Alfa Romeo Giulia in Depth

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 05, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Say you’re looking for a premium sport sedan.