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GM rolls back contentious terms in purchasing contract


February 11, 2014 8:52 am ET

General Motors Co. is rolling back controversial changes it made last year to its purchasing contract, including new terms that some suppliers believed exposed them to greater warranty liability.

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Carbon fiber continues its auto growth


January 17, 2014 10:13 am ET

DETROIT — The auto industry is continuing to dream in carbon fiber. And those dreams are increasingly making it to the street.

General Motors moving international operations HQ to Singapore


November 15, 2013 11:11 am ET

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is moving its international operations to Singapore from Shanghai as its China operation becomes its own stand-alone division.

North American auto suppliers give top marks to BMW


November 12, 2013 1:35 pm ET

DETROIT — BMW has cemented its status among North American suppliers as the top-ranked automaker purchasing operation, but Ford and Chrysler are moving up.

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Altair Enlighten Award honors lightweighting efforts


August 20, 2013 3:54 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — When Altair Engineering Inc. decided to sponsor an award for automotive lightweighting efforts, it hoped the competition would draw attention from throughout the industry. The inaugural Altair Enlighten Award did just...

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Altair Enlighten Award honors lightweighting efforts


August 20, 2013 3:39 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — When Altair Engineering Inc. decided to sponsor an award for automotive lightweighting efforts, it hoped the competition would draw attention from throughout the industry. The inaugural Altair Enlighten Award did just...

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Lighter vehicles roll from research to road


August 9, 2013 12:48 pm ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — There was something new about the discussion on lighter-weight cars and trucks at the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars this year.

GM presses suppliers for future recall costs


August 5, 2013 1:09 pm ET

General Motors has adopted a new purchasing contract that would allow it to recover from suppliers the cost of safety recalls — even if a component met GM specifications, says a lawyer for suppliers.

With output up, auto suppliers get help, scrutiny


July 29, 2013 1:21 pm ET

As light-vehicle production in North America approaches a record this summer, automakers are exerting more influence over suppliers to eliminate production bottlenecks.

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