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The Future of Manufacturing at Toyota Takes Shape

Toyota has announced plans to invest $1 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Central Mexico and to shift production at several of its other North American plants, all part of the automotive giant’s plans to reengineer its global manufacturing sys…
Toyota has announced plans to invest $1 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Central Mexico and to shift production at several of its other North American plants, all par… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-manufacturing-toyota-takes-shape/

The Great Fuel Cell Challenge: Will Toyota’s 5,600 Free Patents Change the Green Car Game?

Just when you thought you were getting used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes another fuel-efficiency paradigm for the future of the auto i…
Just when you'd got used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes anot… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/great-fuel-cell-challenge-will-toyotas-5600-free-patents-change-green-car-game/

Vehicle Recalls: Does Anybody Care?

In one sense, this has been a tough year for General Motors and its new chief executive Mary T. Barra. Since the start of this year, the auto maker has been buffeted by a car safety and recall crisis that has claimed the lives of at least 13 people and ha…
In one sense, this has been a tough year for General Motors and its new chief executive Mary T. Barra. Since the start of this year, the auto maker has been buffeted by a car safe… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/vehicle-recalls-does-anybody-care/

Australian Manufacturing Exodus: BP, Boeing, Alcoa, Philip Morris Axe Jobs

Already reeling from recent announcements that GM, Toyota and Ford will all close down their direct auto manufacturing operations in Australia over the next few years, there’s more bad news for the nation’s manufacturing sector this week.
Popular Discussions Already reeling from recent announcements that GM, Toyota and Ford will all close down their direct auto manufacturing operations in Australia over the next … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/australian-manufacturing-exodus-bp-boeing-alcoa-philip-morris-axe-jobs/

The Auto Market is Just Not Customer-Centric Enough

In the midst of a booming market, the news in the automotive industry these days is anything but euphoric, as recent reports about General Motors, Toyota, and Tesla Motors would suggest, raising some gut-level questions about the notion of customer-centri…
In the midst of a booming market, the news in the automotive industry these days is anything but euphoric, as recent reports about General Motors, Toyota, and Tesla Motors would s… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/auto-market-just-not-customer-centric-enough/

Toyota Follows Ford, GM And Quits Australia: Oz Auto Sector Faces Meltdown

Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, announced this weekend that it will cease local car production entirely in Australia in 2017, shedding 2,500 jobs. The move follows last year’s announcements by Ford to withdraw from the country…
Popular Discussions Australia’s auto sector looks like it’s on the road to nowhere after 2017. Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/toyota-follows-ford-gm-and-quits-australia-oz-auto-sector-faces-meltdown/

Auto Maker Supply Chains Must Get More Resilient - and Local

In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and transform their global production networks to prepare for a more agile, regionalized, demand-driven…
Popular Discussions In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and t… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/auto-maker-supply-chains-must-get-more-resilient-and-local/

Ford Targets Standard Manufacturing Operating System to Achieve Agility

As manufacturers plan for a future in which demand is global and less predictable and the pace of new product innovation is accelerating, how can they avoid the supply chain complexity and product design and production process variability that, in the pas…
As manufacturers plan for a future in which demand is global and less predictable and the pace of new product innovation is accelerating, how can they avoid the supply chain compl… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ford-targets-standard-manufacturing-operating-system-achieve/

Manufacturing Complexity: Does BMW’s Mini Problem Raise Bigger Questions?

First Toyota, then Honda, India’s Tata Nano, Ford SUVs and vans, even high-end Ferrari sports cars – and now 235,000 BMW Minis are being recalled worldwide due to quality and safety problems with some of the top of the range Mini Cooper vehicles. The las…
First Toyota, then Honda, India’s Tata Nano, Ford SUVs and vans, even high-end Ferrari sports cars – and now 235,000 BMW Minis are being recalled worldwide due to qual… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-complexity-does-bmws-mini-problem-raise-bigger/

Thai Floods Wreak Havoc Across Asian Supply Chains: Are You Vulnerable?

It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight.
It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight. Severe floods in Thailand … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/thai-floods-wreak-havoc-across-asian-supply-chains-are-you-v/

Auto Makers Switch On To Solar

The number of global automakers harnessing solar energy to help drive their production lines and power other facilities seems to be increasing rapidly.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/auto-makers-switch-solar/

Social Networking to Enable the Tweeting Prius

Automotive manufacturers apparently see social media and mobile applications as platforms that can be used not just to enhance traditional marketing methods but as vehicles for rolling out a new range of information-based services that will deepen their r…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-networking-enable-tweeting-prius/

Toyota: Too Insular and Too Centralized?

Toyota needs to change its culture to be more tolerant of criticism from outside sources, and the company must give more autonomy to regional operations in dealing with issues such as product recalls, concludes a report delivered yesterday by a panel form…
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