NORMAL, IL – Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. is turning to its supply base to help improve vehicle quality, with a focus on reducing the number of suppliers by 120 once its assembly plant here fully switches over to a new vehicle platform. Unlike the rest of the industry, the Japan-based auto maker says it doesn’t plan to ask for across-the-board price reductions, relying instead on building lines of communication that result in new processes benefiting both business partners. ...

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