Crisis often brings people closer together, and that definitely seems to be the case with Detroit and its suppliers. According to a study being released today, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. still have the best relations with the North American supply base. But their relationships are deteriorating, while Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. are making big improvements in the way they deal with their vendors. “If there was a silver lining to the recession for U.S. ...

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