HAMILTON, Ont., Canada – Influential surveys suggest the quality gap is closing between Japanese auto makers and the rest of the global industry. However, there remains a significant hiccup that could stymie the Big Three's hopes of catching their Asian counterparts in the efficiency and manufacturing cost race, a top consultant says. Detroit's die costs typically are two- to three-times higher than those of Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp., Laurie ...
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