Industry Focus: Automotive TechnologyBy CIOinsight | Posted 09-18-2006
From service-oriented architecture to business process management to RFID, technology is reshaping the automotive industry for the new millennium. Check out the following case studies, trends and analysis from CIO Insight and Baseline for more details.
Behind Toyota's assembly line are sophisticated information systems supporting and enabling the business processes that help the automaker eliminate waste, limit inventory buildup and continually improve production.
General Motors CIO Ralph Szygenda and his big budget have brought the IT vendor community to its knees.
With gasoline prices high and likely to stay that way, fuel efficiency is chic again for the first time since the heyday of disco.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based car-sharing company seeks to replace the grind of car ownership with what it calls "a new model for automobile transportation."
The auto data aggregator ditched its mainframe, spending more than $20 million to build a data factory. Was it worth it?
The $8.4 billion conglomerate saw replacing the 15-year-old payment system as essential, CIO Andrew Wnek explains.
The company, which fields six NASCAR teams, turned to product life-cycle management software to improve performance and reliability of its race cars.
Larry Buresh, the CIO of the 1,138-store CSK auto-parts chain, knew his current store technology was out-of-date, but the cost of a major, enterprisewide upgrade was not practical.
Since taking over the top tech post at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., in 1996, Barbara Cooper has revolutionized an aging it infrastructure while navigating the company's pervasive corporate culture.
Ford CIO Marv Adams wants to make information management a core competency at Fordwhile also cutting costs. To do that, Adams is bringing more IT peopleand projectsinside.
Auto industry carpools to form financing arm called RouteOne. The CIO that keeps it running, keeps the auto industry from stopping. Abruptly.