Good supplier-OEM relations are as easy as maintaining a solid philosophy – or at least that’s what Honda of America Mfg. Inc. credits as the secret to its success. “Everything we do goes back to philosophy,” says John Hofmann, senior manager-North America Technical, supplier support team in Honda’s purchasing department. “The whole family organization is only as strong as the weakest link. So we have to perform together.” Honda of America Mfg. Inc. trail blazes in supplier ...

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