Hau Thai-Tang

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Supplier sees a path to 54.5 mpg without EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The secret to achieving strict new federal fuel economy standards may turn out to be the internal combustion engine....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

54.5 mpg possible with today's technology, JCI executive says

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers can meet the CAFE target without introducing high volumes of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, said members of the purchasing panel Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

New faces, products, and benchmarks in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
In 2013, we said hello to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, AutoNation signs and several promoted executives....
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Ford, BorgWarner, JCI execs join congress panel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
A panel of experts will talk about supplier-automaker collaboration in a roundtable discussion at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit....
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A gearhead takes on Ford global purchasing

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET
DETROIT -- A consummate gearhead who was once a race engineer for Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell, Hau Thai-Tang made a name for himself as chief engineer of the 2005 Ford Mustang....
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Ford purchaser Thai-Tang: Learn from history's great shoppers

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's new global purchasing chief, says it's important that his component buyers be willing to learn from the company's joint venture partners in other countries, including Changan Ford in China, Otosan in Turkey and Sollers in Russia....
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A gearhead takes on Ford global purchasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
DETROIT -- A consummate gearhead who was once a race engineer for Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell, Hau Thai-Tang made a name for himself as chief engineer of the 2005 Ford Mustang....
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Ford purchaser Thai-Tang: Learn from history's great shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's new global purchasing chief, says it's important that his component buyers be willing to learn from the company's joint venture partners in other countries, including Changan Ford in China, Otosan in Turkey and Sollers in Russia....
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Ford plans to reduce its suppliers by 40% in global car push

Oct. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford Motor Co., which purchases about $100 billion worth of parts annually, plans to reduce its roster of suppliers by 40 percent to cut the cost of building its vehicles....
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Surge in auto production impairs quality of parts, Ford purchasing boss says

10:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
The recent surge in auto production in the United States is hurting vehicle quality because automotive parts suppliers have less time to fix problems that emerge on the line, Ford's new global purchasing chief told reporters today....
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Ford strengthens bonds with its elite suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
The majority of Hau Thai-Tang's budget -- 65 percent -- now goes to an elite lineup of just 104 preferred suppliers that Ford calls its Aligned Business Framework....
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EDITORIAL

Engineers are repairing supplier-automaker ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The Detroit 3 have turned to engineering executives to run their parts purchasing operations, with Ford becoming just the latest example. It's an idea that fits the times and seems to be working....
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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