WINDSOR, ON, Canada – There was an extended period of time when Canadian suppliers regarded themselves as the pinnacle of productivity. But results of a study conceived in 2008 and published today confirm contrary suspicions first raised when the U.S. greenback began its historic plunge against the Canadian dollar. “We’ve always tried to be competitive,” says Steve Rodgers, president of the Toronto-based Automotive Parts Manufacturers Assn. “We followed the Japanese model of kaizen ...

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