TROY, MI – Partnerships between auto makers and suppliers get the job done but are “laden with waste and added costs,” industry veteran Mike Juras says. He thinks he has come up with a better way for the parties to work together, something more akin to a team effort rather than the existing joint effort that’s sometimes peevish and often inefficient. “The industry needs a new product-development process,” says Juras, an engineer who spent 30 years at the former General Motors Corp. and ...

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