GM's Bolt signals innovation in supplier contractsAug. 2
Suppliers urged to prioritize as output slidesAug. 1
BMW halts talks after Daimler disclosure over alleged collusion, report saysJuly 26
First Shift: Trump, trade, confidence and CARBJan. 20
BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysJan. 20
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
BMW selects Magna to replace Lear for X5, X6 seating business in S.C.Dec. 8, 2016
How the Acura NSX challenged Honda's U.S. purchasingAug. 3, 2016
Setting up the supply chain to produce the low-volume Acura NSX supercar in Marysville, Ohio, presented special challenges to Honda's purchasing organization, according to Tom Lake, vice president of purchasing for Honda North America.
Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing caseJuly 25, 2016
BMW names Duesmann as new purchasing chiefJuly 21, 2016
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former F1 powertrain boss and current engine guru, to the company's management board as head of the purchasing and supplier network. Duesmann will replace Klaus Draeger, who is retiring.
Denso to pay $255 million in antitrust case settlements to dealerships, consumersJuly 15, 2016
Denso has agreed to pay $255 million in settlements between two class actions over price-fixing allegations in the U.S., the Japanese supplier said Friday in the latest development of the largest antitrust scandal in U.S. history.
'Honked off' Ford purchasing chief sees score go upMay 16, 2016
John Henke, whose Detroit area consulting firm Planning Perspectives, Inc., conducts an annual survey of supplier attitudes toward carmakers, says the results largely reflect the influence of chief purchasing executives. So Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang was “royally honked off at me” when the 2015 results came out and Ford's score dipped.
FCA 'doing the wrong things,' supplier survey saysMay 16, 2016
Despite repeated efforts to fix its supplier relations problems, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to lag behind its chief competitors in an influential survey that measures the quality of cooperation between carmakers and parts makers.