DETROIT – By the middle of September, General Motors Corp., Johnson Controls Inc. and Lear Corp. will interact with 10,000 of their suppliers with a standard communication tool that promises to be fast, secure, inexpensive and simple to use. Covisint Connect is a data-messaging service that could replace traditional electronic-data interchange (EDI) connections. The auto industry has used EDI for 30 years to communicate material release schedules and advance shipping notices from ...

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