A vehicle is the sum of its parts. So when an auto maker is experiencing quality problems or forced to issue a recall, chances are ground zero can be found in the supply base. But the relationship is complicated. Both sides need each other, and untangling what often are long-term relationships is not easy – or necessarily the best course of action. DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes Car Group is working to emerge from a low point in its history in terms of quality, including its largest-ever ...

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