Entries by michelle

New Toyota-Mazda plant will bring Corolla output to USA, not Mexico

Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda confirmed plans Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S. assembly plant that would create up to 4,000 jobs as part of an extensive new alliance. Toyota said it would make the Corolla sedan at the factory instead of in Mexico as previously intended. The sweeping partnership between the two companies includes investments in each […]

How to Make Agile Work for the C-Suite

Many companies are attempting a radical — and often rapid — shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. Companies like ANZ, the Australian-based banking giant, have made explicit commitments to adopt agile principles, while others like Zappos, are on the bleeding edge of organizational transformation. […]

The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly given small opportunities to build up or put down our coworkers in the ways we talk about them. When we introduce two colleagues, tell a story about how a meeting went, or share a colleague’s work, how we “narrate others” can make a big difference in […]

Toyota bucks trend as most automakers suffer summer slump

DETROIT — U.S. sales of new cars and trucks showed declines in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and hoped for Labor Day deals. July was likely the seventh straight month of lower sales in a peaking market. Analysts have been predicting lower U.S. sales this year after an unprecedented seven straight years of […]

Bill encourages girls to explore careers in computer science

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill to encourage girls under age 10 to explore careers in computer science was filed Thursday by a Nevada congresswoman who — as a young woman — became a programmer during a period when the industry was male-dominated. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., filed the “Code Like A Girl Act” with Rep. […]

How small logistics companies can beat the big boys

Small, locally based logistics companies are winning contracts all across the country by providing an excellent delivery service. Logistics may be big business in the UK, but not every firm that operates in the business is big. According to the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Report 2017, there are more than 178,000 logistics enterprises in the […]

HOW CROWDS CAN AVOID GROUPTHINK

The theory of the wisdom of crowds has been around for a while now, but the traditional theory dictates that the crowd is only really wise so long as they don’t talk to each other and thus influence each others opinions, for that is the way to groupthink. A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania sheds […]

3 Elements That Are Making the Automotive Industry Sexy Again

Tesla made headlines last week when it announced a plus-up of 350 service vans that will bring repair support to customers’ doors – along with standing up 100 new service centers and hiring more than a thousand service technicians. It’s a timely move. Tesla will begin delivering its mass-market Model 3 at the end of July and the company’s […]

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Trump Administration will seek a much better agreement that reduces the U.S. trade deficit and is fair for all […]