In China, outside contractors give GM a big hand on the plant floorJan. 19
GM has deployed third-party logistics contractors inside all 17 of its joint-venture assembly plants in China to transport materials, manage nearby parts warehouses and deliver components to the shop floor. Outsourcing in-plant material handling jobs, traditionally done by GM workers, allows the company employees to focus on the more critical work of improving quality and efficiency, GM officials say.
Newest pickups leaving Ford on aluminum islandJan. 22
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Aston Martin hit by Daimler steering column recallJan. 22
Takeover target GKN raises forecast for electric driveline salesJan. 21
Paint pro gives high marks to automakers' Detroit palettesJan. 20
Subaru chief considers plan to survive in ChinaJan. 20
Fresh signs of optimism as NAFTA talks resumeJan. 22
Infiniti quietly builds QX50 in MexicoJan. 22
Talent pool concerns suppliersJan. 22
Racer Tavares has need for speed at PSAJan. 22
Scale only gets you so much, says PSA's chief: more purchasing power in dealing with suppliers and higher volume on which to amortize new product and technology investments. Beyond that, it could just as well be a liability.