Latest News

August 8, 2014 3:12 PM

“Cruelty-free” cars and how GM could profit from them

Recently, an explosion at a plant in Jiangsu province, China, that sold products to a General Motors supplier killed at least 75 workers and injured another 185. Two days later, Bloomberg News reported on a study estimating that better interactions with suppliers could have increased GM’s operating profits by about $400 million last year. The coincidence of these two stories seems to defy the cost-cutting logic that has driven most auto-supply work to the “China Cost.” Is it possible that an automaker could have made more money and avoided an appalling tragedy simply by not focusing so much on lowering costs?

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

After 40 years at St. Thomas Aquinas, football coach Jay Connolly is retiring 01:47

After 40 years at St. Thomas Aquinas, football coach Jay Connolly is retiring

Shape shifting bacteria: E. coli 01:18

Shape shifting bacteria: E. coli

Artist Markus Linnenbrink paints mural high above Miami 01:01

Artist Markus Linnenbrink paints mural high above Miami

Former Haitian President Michel Martelly discusses past, future 08:52

Former Haitian President Michel Martelly discusses past, future

Giovani Reyes learns to walk again after traumatic brain injury 00:14

Giovani Reyes learns to walk again after traumatic brain injury

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about Fabrice Fafa Picault 01:03

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about Fabrice Fafa Picault

The McDuffie Riots 02:37

The McDuffie Riots

Miami's Maria Navas wins $1.7 million in lawsuit against Regal Cinemas 03:18

Miami's Maria Navas wins $1.7 million in lawsuit against Regal Cinemas

Adonia passengers return from Cuba 02:29

Adonia passengers return from Cuba

Don Mattingly Talks About The Marlins 6-4 Win 02:00

Don Mattingly Talks About The Marlins 6-4 Win

Coral Springs Charter junior pitcher Ally Muraskin strikes out 13 and tosses a no-hitter in a Class 5A state semifinal win at Dodgertown in Vero Beach 01:27

Coral Springs Charter junior pitcher Ally Muraskin strikes out 13 and tosses a no-hitter in a Class 5A state semifinal win at Dodgertown in Vero Beach

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos