Manufacturing

Stop-start starts up negative feelings

I've never been a fan of what appears to be one of the most readily visible attempts by the manufacturers to improve fuel mileage.

Aston Martin hit by Daimler steering column recall

Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments.


Carlos Tavares on the need for speed

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.

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In China, outside contractors give GM a big hand on the plant floor

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.

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