It’s not easy being a supplier. When auto makers need to reduce costs, they often demand breaks from their supply base. It has been going on for years, and suppliers surveyed recently for a study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants don’t see it letting up any time soon. The majority expect cost-cutting targets for the next three years will exceed 10%. In true domino fashion, they must find a way to cut their own costs. One solution rising above the rest is to move production to ...

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