A year of disgruntled shareholders and disappointing returns and the impending downturn in vehicle sales must be weighing heavily on the supply side of the auto industry. The frustration came spilling over in late December, as top supplier executives were publicly blasting automakers for their disregard for supplier profitability and for a wave of new price cuts being forced on partsmakers. In the past, such grumbling was shared over cocktails or in board rooms. In a surprising outburst, ...
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