Relations between General Motors Corp. and its suppliers are at their lowest point, while Japanese transplants continue to gain in stature with U.S. parts makers, according to a recent study by Planning Perspectives Inc. “This year’s study shows that suppliers are continuing to shift capital investment and research and development funds to their Japanese customers and decreasing somewhat their investment in the U.S. Big Three,” says PPI President John W. Henke Jr. The 2005 study is based ...

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