DETROIT – General Motors Corp. says it purchased $6.2 billion worth of parts, both directly and indirectly, from minority suppliers in the U.S. last year, a $1.8 billion increase from 2001. Of that, $3.8 billion was sourced from Tier 1 suppliers and $2.4 billion from Tier 2s. Minority purchasing offers competitive advantage, GM’s Andersson says. Despite the good news, Jimmy McDonald, executive director of GM’s service parts operations and supplier diversity program, says ...

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