NOVI, MI – North America’s top five auto makers are locked in battle, but their purchasing chiefs agree a spirit of “coop-etition” exists between them and that a greater degree of “transparency” across the supply chain would allow OEMs to offer more assistance to struggling parts makers. At this week’s AutoTech conference hosted here by the Automotive Industry Action Group, the purchasing chiefs of General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC, Toyota Engineering & Mfg. North ...

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