TRAVERSE CITY, MI – It was four years ago here at the Management Briefing Seminars that Dana Corp. got to brag about its "rolling chassis" for the Dodge Dakota pickup. Dana was launching the rolling chassis at its plant in Campo Largo in southern Brazil, where the supplier assembled frames and then installed axles, wheels, brakes and even the powertrain before shipping it to the DaimlerChrysler Corp. plant, where vehicle assembly was completed. The rolling chassis was held up as a shining ...

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