DaimlerChrysler Corp. is known for its extended enterprise with suppliers. Now, it wants to make it bigger by inviting suppliers to take a more active role in product development teams. DCC Director Donald Goodwin explained the new Chrysler Development System to about 200 supplier executives last week at a meeting in Troy, MI. The company wants suppliers to focus more on quality, cost, innovation, vehicle integration and reducing cycle time. The concept is being piloted on the new PT ...

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