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Pre-Reporting: Is it Lying?

prereporting
  A post on one of my LinkedIn groups highlighted a concern that I have long held with pre-reporting units. Over the years I have struggled to understand the benefit to anyone for doing so. I remember as a Sales Manager for one of the OEM’s we would dread month end because it usually entailed phoning dealers to put pressure on them to capture sales cards on unsold vehicles in their stock. One...

Failures and lotto draw…

lotto
  Electronics has started being used predominantly in the automotive field and its major development has been realized in this sector in the last couple of years. At the beginning of the automotive history the major improvements were obtained by a hard work on the propellers by increasing the compression ratio together with the fuels but the greatest development took place when the ECU and its...

Carmakers’ sperimentations whilst thousands of dealers are drowning!

Speramentation
  New scenarios for Italian dealers: the debarkation of Penske Automotive Group in Italy put in motion many brains and overheated … some phones. Carmakers and associations estimate that 1.000 dealers will go out of the business in Italy in 2012 . How to save these companies from the wreck? Federauto – the italian dealers association – has clear ideas: “it is necessary to...

Freelance Consultant?…NO THANKS. Leg-Work, PLEASE…!

freelance
  In today’s business industries, more and more people are becoming freelancers. Freelancers are most common in fields such as journalism, copywriting, computer programming, graphic design, and other professions in creative sciences such as…Automotive Industry! However, Experts in nearly any field are freelancing these days. During a downturn in the Economy, Companies are apt to hire freelancers...

World Shopper Conference 2012

   I am very proud that Ricardo Olivera, from Lisboa, has selected Automotive Space to advert his World Shopper Conference. You can see the banner created for WCS2012. Click on the header to subscribe, or on this link. Below, there are some words written by Ricardo exclusively for Automotive Space’s readers: “Since 2009, I lead a unique and global project to improve car business...

Global cars sales outlook – March 2012

March 2012
  “2012 started full of uncertain for OEMs in the automotive industry” this was how I started my article last month. At that time reports on January Chinese market performance were not yet available and when they arrived, with an incredible 26% lost year on year, Car OEMs Top Executives become really nervous. Chinese data were affected by the Chinese New Year falls, with fewer working days,...

XXI Congresso Fenabrave. Fiat: novo Uno or nuova Panda?

Panda Brasile
  Everything has changed! In 2011, 370,000 Portuguese has ‘landed’ in Brazil and thousands of Spaniards have ‘invaded’ Argentina. With so many hopes and their workforce. The eighteenth century’s scenarios in black and white of Ellis Island and the migration to South America after the IIWW are unexpectedly reproduced. Brazil, land of promise for the automotive (not...

The Emperor Has No Clothes!

Emperor
  The way the OEM’s operate their franchises leaves a lot to debate about. Having worked for both OEM’s and retail outlets, I have formed some strong opinions about how the OEM’s are conducting themselves of late. The relationship between the two used to be relatively simple: the manufacture designed and built cars and the retailer sold and serviced them. The control that the OEM had over...

Time for net pricing?

Time
  I once asked a successful businessman what he thought his secret to success was. The answer was not what I had expected. Most of us would attribute business success to careful management of costs, correct pricing, customer service or marketing to name a few. While these are no doubt important factors his answer hit the nail on the head: get rid of as many uncontrollables as possible and concentrate...
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