DETROIT – Beware of suppliers that lay claim to the “global” label, warns Robert A. George, retired DaimlerChrysler Corp. engineering director. “To be very honest with you, the global suppliers are really just multinationals that call themselves global,” George tells Ward’s. “They’re really distilled, separate, distinct divisions. And they sell themselves as global, but they really have not got the benefit.” George recalls dealing with a would-be worldly supplier during ...

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