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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- There's three dozen people in the auto supply chain who should be on the mind of everyone attending the Management Briefing Seminars here this year.
For more than three years, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and its counterparts in Europe and Japan have been working over automotive suppliers like a boxer on a heavy b ... Continue reading "Why the supplier price-fixing investigation looms large" » Aug 4, 2014 9:40 am U.S. ET Post Comment
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers?
For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published today by researcher John Henke.
Henke, who does an annual survey of supplier relations of major automakers in North America, even took a whack at quantifying the contribution suppliers made to automakers&rs ... Continue reading "How researcher quantifies the value of good supplier relations" » Aug 4, 2014 10:30 am U.S. ET Post Comment
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- With total global sales of 425,000 vehicles last year, Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover is well behind German rivals BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
But there is an asterisk next to the sales figures for luxury car companies.
Today, no one makes more aluminum-bodied vehicles than JLR. Its latest, the Jaguar F-Type sports car, is a global hit, as are ... Continue reading "JLR still tops when it comes to aluminum" » Aug 4, 2014 1:25 pm U.S. ET Post Comment