Japan could cause auto supply chain rethink -expert

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* 13 pct of global auto output has been lost * Toyota now telling N. American dealers to conserve parts By Ben Klayman DEARBORN, Mich., March 29 (Reuters) - The parts shortages and resulting production shutdowns caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami could cause the global auto industry to rethink how it sets up its supply lines, a top industry economist said on Tuesday. "What this says is that there might be some cracks, some inefficiencies, some unplanned-for problems not ...

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