Moving to reduce procurement costs, General Motors Corp. and its Japanese partners will combine some purchasing operations in order to buy certain commodities including glass and flat steel in bulk. GM says it will create an “Alliance Purchasing Team” with partners Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Isuzu Motors Ltd., and Suzuki Motor Corp. GM owns stakes in all three auto makers. The team will source a total of 12 products valued at about $1.4 billion for the domestic operations of the ...

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