DETROIT – Despite the combined impact of the housing market collapse, credit crunch and consumer-confidence crash, suppliers often have only themselves to blame for their misfortunes, a leading industry consultant says. “A lot of it goes to management,” says William G. Diehl, president and CEO of BBK, a global business advisory firm that specializes in supplier dynamics. Diehl tells the Automotive Press Assn. here he has witnessed supplier executives demonstrate a consistent “lack of ...

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