Japanese auto makers aren’t just popular with consumers, suppliers like ‘em, too. A new study finds that by virtually every measure, the level of trust, handling of late engineering changes, and opportunity for profits, Japanese auto makers are more desirable than Detroit’s Big Three as business partners for suppliers. Pressure on suppliers to cut prices are universal, but John Henke, president of Birmingham, MI-based Planning Perspectives, who surveyed almost 300 Tier One suppliers says ...

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