Grace Lieblein

GM's effort to fix relationships with suppliers hits a rough patch

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Grace Lieblein has been doing a lot to repair General Motors' strained relationship with its suppliers during her 18 months as global purchasing chief. But she acknowledges the difficulty in driving her message of nurturing relationships through GM's 6,000-employee purchasing enterprise....
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GM to issue report cards to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
After a year at the helm of GM's massive purchasing operation, global chief Grace Lieblein last week outlined the Strategic Supplier Engagement program....
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GM takes next step to strengthen relationship with suppliers

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
General Motors is rolling out an initiative to forge deeper strategic partnerships in its supply base, promising a better business relationship with suppliers that work more closely and openly with the automaker to speed innovations to market....
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GM takes next step to strengthen relationship with suppliers

Feb. 26, 2014 13:00 CET
General Motors is rolling out an initiative to forge deeper strategic partnerships with suppliers, promising a better business relationship to speed innovations to market....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Suppliers in the driver's seat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
General Motors' dramatic about-face on its standard purchasing contract last week was more than a gritty admission by GM's purchasing chief that she was wrong. It was confirmation of a seismic shift in the balance of power between automakers and suppliers of cutting-edge technology....
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GM squeezes its suppliers -- gently

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
General Motors is counting on reducing supply and logistics costs as the next phase in their bid to match competitors in profitability....
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GM rolls back contentious terms in purchasing contract

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
GM is rolling back controversial changes it made last year to its purchasing contract, including new terms that some suppliers believed exposed them to greater warranty liability. GM in July rolled out the biggest overhaul to its supplier contract framework in 20 years....
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Global platforms prompting supplier shakeout

5:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The auto industry's switch to global platforms will trigger a shakeout of the world's component suppliers. “Will [global platforms] create pressure for consolidation? The answer is clearly yes,” said Scott Kunselman, Chrysler Group's purchasing chief at the seminars on Tuesday....
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