To the Editor:
Your July 31 article on Bo Andersson's condescending, heavy-handed approach to General Motors' suppliers makes it crystal clear why Nissan, Toyota and Honda are quietly taking market share away from GM ("Andersson's War on Waste/Bo uses GM's clout to remake an industry").
The new domestic automakers see their suppliers as valued partners and treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve. If I were a Tier 1 supplier, I would be working feverishly to win more business from the new domestics in order to be less dependent on bullies like Bo Andersson.
For GM senior management to tolerate his 1960s GM militant tactics is beyond belief and certainly a risk GM can't afford to take right now.
One of these days, Bo's tough-guy routine is going to backfire when a major Tier 1 supplier tells GM to take its business elsewhere.