Jun 2004

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Departments



--- Supply and Demand
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--- Plante & Moran
Standardization vs. Optimization in Automotive Design more...
--- Lowering Emissions from the Start
Beru Instant Start System reduces diesel emissions. more...
--- Diesels Day In Court
The verdict is in as Supreme Court strikes down South Coast diesel vehicle ban. more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2004 Acura TL
2004 Acura TL more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2003 Mini One D
2003 Mini One D more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2004 Audi S4 MT6
2004 Audi S4 MT6 more...
--- Fast Lane
Gerry Kobe: A Quality Guy more...

Features



--- Process Approach to Quality
TS 16949s second coming serves not only as wall d?cor but as a complete business analysis. more...
--- Building an Icon
Donald Frey put some pizzazz into Fords bland car lineup. more...
--- Engineering an Icon
Power galore and nimble suspension get fabled pony car off to a gallop. more...
--- Follow the Hybrid Road
Ford Motor Company joins the hybrid revolution with the first American-built full-hybrid SUV. more...
--- 7th Annual Quest for Excellence
Our readers determine their favorite suppliers in 50 product categories. more...
--- Continuing the Legacy
The lean manufacturing torch still burns at Toyota. more...
--- Moving Target
The inventor of lean manufacturing continues to improve the process. more...
--- Best of the Rest
Consumer Reports and AutoPacific are both critically important to automakers and consumers alike. more...
--- J. D. (Dave) Power: Mr. Quality
While Powers quality, dependability and satisfaction surveys are the industry standards, some aspects are controversial. Power explains why they are what they are. more...

Trends



--- Windecker
Upsize and Upscale Lead the Way more...
--- Hansen
Electronic Controls and Software Core Competence at GM more...
--- Keller
The Gathering Storm more...
--- Supplier Tech
Pressure Is On SI Injection more...
--- Europe Report
Can the Koreans Crack Europe? more...
--- Asia Report
Denso Business is Heating Up more...



























































































































































































































































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