1. Case Introduction
2. Presenting the main ethical issues and DM
3. Presentation of facts (years, companies, key people, etc)
4. Presentation of critical questions (related to ethical issues)
5. Presentation of the analysis using utilitarianism
6. Presentation of the analysis using deontology
7. Presentation of the analysis using otherethical theories
8. Presentation outline and slides layout (delivery)
9. Formality of the team presentation (attendance, punctuality, etc)
10. Overall Final Delivery
-Automotive Industry in Mexico
-Main Issue in Place
-Presentation of the Case
-Ethical Issues regarding:
Emissions of gas
Hoy no circula, etc
Utilitarianism analysis: Benefits: major source of income of Mexico
The consumer wants to move and transport in some way, and the environment issue passes to be a second interest. Priority is transportation, while environment is left aside.-Responsibility Chart
Responsibility of consumers
Responsibility of who created the motor… etc
-5 aspects seen in class: Responsibility, culpabilidad, etc.
-Chart comparing companies
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Team Final Project
Competitividad y Geoeconomia
Profesor Tutor: PabloRubén
Gabriela Chapa Lozano 917160
May 3, 2010
Automotive Manufacturing Industry in Mexico
One of the most important industrial branch in Mexico is the automobile industry which is known for its high standards and Mexican experts develop very important R&D studies and activities regarding this industry. It isimportant to mention the main automobile industries and brands that operate in Mexico for years and have their factories there: General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. A great number of European and Asian parts suppliers have started to produce in Mexico. As for the domestic production, DINA trucks and race cars are produced.
In 2008, theautomotive industry experienced a significant and rapid decrease in profitability due to declining sales, increased competition, and the higher price of raw materials such as steel and oil. The slowdown of the U.S. and Mexican economies has resulted in dramatic changes in the industry and has forced automakers in Mexico to reduce their production.
Needs and wants from the consumers have led tonew trends in the design of vehicles. Nowadays, it has emerged the trend of manufacturing smaller cars and cars with increased fuel efficiency.
Furthermore, the spare parts market will increase as used-vehicles are allowed into Mexico because of NAFTA. As a result, opportunities exist for U.S. exporters of spare parts, equipment and new technologies oriented to reduce costs.
Mexico’sauto part industry is closely related to the U.S. industry. There are approximately one thousand auto parts manufacturers in Mexico and about 70% of these are subsidiaries of foreign corporations, mainly from the United States. Fifty eight percent of the automobiles sold in Mexico are imported, of which 75% come from the U.S. Total production of vehicles in Mexico in 2008 was 2,102,801.Parts, equipment and first and second tier components from the U.S. have experienced an increase in exports due to increased Mexican production of new models that have shifted from U.S. assembly plants.
Despite the decline in demand and production, many automotive companies announced large investments in Mexico last year. This is due to Mexico’s advantage in low labor costs and recent...