AUBURN HILLS, MI – Suppliers routinely complain that certain auto makers do an awful job predicting production volumes as a new vehicle prepares to launch. That forecast is crucial in dictating how much manufacturing capacity a supplier needs, how many shifts to schedule, how many employees to hire and how much equipment to buy. Big Three auto makers have fallen short with many production forecasts in recent years, exacerbating an economic crisis that has gripped the supply chain and ...

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