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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.

Toyota cutting its fabled 'andon' cord


August 6, 2014 10:04 am ET

Toyota is cutting the cord. No, we're not talking about a cable TV bill, but potentially something much bigger when it comes to manufacturing trends.

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New materials provide benefits beyond lighter weight, auto execs say


August 5, 2014 11:06 am ET

Lightweight vehicle materials are delivering significant side benefits to automakers striving to improve fuel economy.

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Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to go on sale in 2015


June 25, 2014 11:04 am ET

Toyota Motor Corp.'s highly-anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will debut in the Japan market by next April and go on sale in the United States and Europe by the summer of 2015, the carmaker said.

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Safety, lightweighting drive auto electrical innovation and part consolidation


May 22, 2014 2:41 pm ET

Electrical innovation and consolidation of parts will be necessary to reconcile lightweighting efforts with increased consumer demand for safety features and other electronics, industry experts say.

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Toyota banking on fuel cells for the future


May 20, 2014 4:30 pm ET

Toyota Motor Corp. is walking away from building longer-range battery-electric vehicles in favor of its effort in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, its top North American executive said.

Toyota’s turnaround with suppliers credited to 2 executives


May 12, 2014 12:40 pm ET

A troubleshooting Japanese executive and an American purchasing boss were the driving force behind a sharp improvement in Toyota’s relations with vendors in North America, concludes supplier relations guru John Henke.

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Carmakers want to be green, but need consistent material performance


April 30, 2014 12:12 pm ET

Using more recycled or bio-based plastics in cars isn't as easy as just wanting to be greener, according to one person paid to think about such things at one of the world's largest automobile makers.

Kentucky forms group to lure auto jobs


April 10, 2014 11:47 am ET

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said April 7 that he is creating the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to bring more auto jobs to his state.

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Australian auto suppliers prepare for the end, look to diversify


February 25, 2014 2:40 pm ET

After 2017, the auto industry will come to a halt in Australia.

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