Detroit appears to have gotten the message. In releasing its annual survey of Tier 1 suppliers today, Birmingham, MI-based Planning Perspectives says General Motors, Ford and Chrysler quickly are closing the gap with their Japanese rivals on the firmâ€™s OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index that measures how well parts makers and the top six North American vehicle producers are getting along. Planning Perspectives and other analysts long have contended healthy supplier relationships are ...
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