The newly installed purchasing chief at General Motor Co. expects more turmoil in the supply base as production volumes gain steam and says his shrunken organization is learning to do more with less. Bob Socia, a 34-year veteran of GM who took over from Bo Andersson earlier this summer, also hints GM will start bringing in some suppliers earlier on product programs and says changes he has implemented to the organization over his first 114 days have borne fruit. But Socia, vice ...

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