LIVONIA, MI – Dan Knott knows which buttons not to push as Chrysler Group LLC seeks to improve its embarrassing supplier-relations record. No single metric will trump another, the auto maker’s senior vice president-purchasing says. Otherwise, Chrysler would be guilty of “push-button” management, Knott says during a taping of the PBS television show, “Autoline Detroit.” “American businesses tend to push on the ‘magic button,’” he says. “The magic button two or three years ago was cost ...

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