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New GM purchasing chief faces big hurdles to improve supplier relations


November 24, 2014 11:11 am ET

Steve Kiefer is moving into the eternal hot seat that is head of GM global purchasing and supply chain.

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SPE Hall of Fame winner is a classic part on a classic car


November 4, 2014 12:30 pm ET

ABC Group Inc. can celebrate its 40th anniversary with an award for one of its early breakthrough blow molding technologies.

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GM vows better supplier relations


November 4, 2014 10:32 am ET

Amid the recall maelstrom, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra has also made “building relationships” a key focus of her first nine months in the top job, from dealers to politicians to the media.

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Automakers globally using 3-D printing to speed production, prototyping


October 27, 2014 11:41 am ET

As the cost declines and capabilities improve, automakers and suppliers increasingly are relying on 3-D printing to shorten product development cycles, cut prototype costs, reduce mechanical failures and test new ways of raising fuel efficiency.

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GM's long-term goals look to China, Cadillac, better supplier relations


October 2, 2014 10:02 am ET

General Motors Co.'s China plan includes $14 billion in investments by its joint ventures to open five new auto assembly plants by 2018, with a goal of spurring sales in China to 5 million vehicles a year, from the current level of about 3.5 million.

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Detroit's skyline gets vinyl wrapping


September 8, 2014 1:07 pm ET

The 280 feet tall and 125 wide wrap around the Renaissance Center is a perforated vinyl window film applied to the exterior of glass.

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Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities


August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.

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Study: Maintaining good supplier relationships pay off for carmakers


August 6, 2014 10:06 am ET

What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers? For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published Aug. 5 by researcher John Henke.

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GM bogs down in effort to fix supplier ties


June 23, 2014 12:06 pm ET

DETROIT — Grace Lieblein has been doing a lot of the right things to repair General Motors’ strained relationship with its suppliers during her 18 months as global purchasing chief. Even suppliers say so, according to a closely watched...

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GM recall saga triggering a new reality for suppliers


June 23, 2014 11:59 am ET

DETROIT — The General Motors Co. recall saga is triggering a new reality for automakers and the supply base. Automotive manufacturers must — because they can't afford not to — protect themselves from liability in every aspect of...

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