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.

The Future of the Auto Industry Really Is Now

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

If you’re an automotive supplier, you really need to see this show

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Deep Dive on the Hyundai Palisade

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 24, 2019 at 6:41 AM

A true indication of how times are changing in the auto industry can be seen in what has happened at Hyundai Motor America, which has just launched an important product in its portfolio, in fact an all-new vehicle that HMA people refer to as the “flagship” for the brand.

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Good News for Sedan Product Planners

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Sedans may be down, but a global study conducted by Nissan shows that they’re certainly not out.

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The OEM-Supplier Challenge: It’s Better to Be Liked

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 17, 2019 at 8:32 AM

The North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) has been conducted 19 times, and during this period of time Toyota and Honda have dominated when it comes to being thought by Tier 1 suppliers as being the best customers overall.

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Yanfeng Driving Tech Advances

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 03, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Traditionally, the auto industry has been slow to change. The reason, of course, is that OEMs want to make sure that whatever changes are made are, in effect, bullet-proof.

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VW Growing in China

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

When the population of a city that you may not even have heard of has 8 million people, odds are good that what’s thought regarding the viability of EVs may not be the case.

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The Optimism of NIO

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Even though things seem to be going south for NIO, the company is still going forward.

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Bosch Goes Green(er)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Not only are they addressing emissions, but they are also working toward greater levels of innovation at Bosch.

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Continental and Change

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2019 at 8:39 AM

“After 2030, the last generation of diesel and gasoline engines will be launched. After 2040, it is possible that no more diesel and gasoline engines will be sold. From 2050, roads and cities will ideally be free of CO2 emissions.”

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Market, Tech, Positioning, Product and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 06, 2019 at 6:46 AM

Once upon a time, automakers used to provide 10-day sales numbers. But as time has gone on, GM decided to go quarterly, then this year Ford followed suit, and now FCA has decided that with its April reporting, it, too, will go for the quarter not the month.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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“After Hours” in New York

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

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