DETROIT – In a rare joint public appearance, the purchasing chiefs of Detroit’s Big Three auto makers are surprisingly likeminded in fielding questions about raw-material prices, the role of minority-owned parts producers and the sensitive topic of supplier relations. Attendees of the Auto-Tech conference here may have expected testy words or at least some healthy disagreement between General Motors Corp.’s Bo Andersson, Ford Motor Co.’s Tony Brown or DaimlerChrysler Corp.’s Thomas Sidlik. ...
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