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Chrysler's Product Design Office Gives Suppliers' Award Custom Touch
June 11, 2012 7:38 AM
A lot of people -- A LOT -- contribute to the success of Chrysler Group, and we paid tribute to some of them last week at our annual supplier awards ceremony.
This year, we added a special touch as the awards were designed by our Product Design Office, with assistance by our in-house Rapid Prototyping team and Prestige Engineering Research and Technology.
"We thought it'd be a more meaningful award and as a way to reinforce our commitment to our suppliers if we produced a unique award," said Tim Annes, PDO director.
Mark Moushegian, design manager for our California-based...
"One Voice" Aims for Harmony With Suppliers
by Ed Garsten
January 11, 2012 4:33 PM
When suppliers and auto companies speak with "one voice" things work out better for all: better quality, better prices, better relations. So that's a good reason a new program being rolled in in the next few months aimed at reaching those goals is aptly named, "One Voice."
Dan Knott, Senior Vice President Purchasing and Supplier Quality presented the "One Voice" program during the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit today, but offered a quick explanation to our blog. He also explained how ongoing Chrysler Group efforts to improve relationships with suppliers have improved...
Diversity Part of Chrysler Group's 'DNA'
September 21, 2011 9:36 AM
From the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman to the Dodge Challenger to the Fiat 500, Chrysler Group's lineup suits a diverse range of automotive tastes.
So it only stands to reason that the men and women who stand behind our vehicles echo that diversity.
Two recent announcements reaffirm our commitment to that diversity.
Best Companies for Diversity Honor
The September 2011 issue of HispanicBusiness published a list of the top 60 Best Companies for Diversity. Chrysler Group is just one of four automotive manufacturers on the list. We rank 36th, good for being the #2 auto OEM in the U.S. We're the best of the traditional...
Chrysler Group Working with Suppliers to Toe the Line on Vehicle Pricing
August 11, 2011 11:51 AM
Supply and demand are funny, but still very predictable things. Overall, the economy is still not doing too well. That's true in the U.S. and elsewhere. People are still hesitant to make major purchases. So you would think demand is down.
Yet, compared to how bad the U.S. auto industry has been of late, 2011 has seen a lot of growth from Chrysler Group, and our friends at GM, Ford and other automakers. So with demand up, the costs of many of our raw materials and other production factors also are going up.
But we don't want to upset the upward trend in...
Diversity in Suppliers Reflective of Communities, Customers
August 8, 2011 12:45 PM
According to an early 2010 news story, minorities accounted for almost 49% of U.S. births in the year ending July 1, 2009.
By now, minorities are probably in the majority. Regardless of who or what is in the majority or minority, it is clear that America -- and many parts of the world -- have become a melting pot with an array of viewpoints, tastes, preferences and expectations.
In the short clip below, our Senior Vice President of Purchasing & Supplier Quality Dan Knott talks about the importance of having a diverse supplier base for Chrysler Group, and ties it into...