PDF WSJ Online Article DETROIT, October 18, 2016 – Mark Fields recasts firm as transportation-services provider as well as manufacturer. Christina Rogers, “Ford Chief Sets Auto Maker on a Dual Track,” The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2016.
PDF Detroit News online article DETROIT, September 6, 2016 – Drawing from his work at a supplier for 20 years, General Motors Co. purchasing head Steve Kiefer knows how to relate to their frustrations when dealing with automakers. So he offered suppliers a chance to email him ideas that could improve quality and their, and […]
Supplier Relations: GM better, but Toyota, Honda lead DETROIT, May 16, 2016 – General Motors made significant improvement in building trust, but auto suppliers again cited Toyota and Honda as the most supplier-friendly automakers, according to an annual survey on relations between manufacturers and suppliers. Greg Gardner, [...]
Supplier relationships cost top 6 automakers in U.S. $1.4B in profit, study says DETROIT (Bloomberg)– The six largest automakers in the United States could have earned $1.4 billion more last year if they had improved their relationships with suppliers, a study says… “Supplier relationships cost top 6 automakers in U.S. $1.4B [...]
2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Toyota and Honda on top; Nissan displacing Ford in the middle; Chrysler and GM falling behind Detroit, May 12, 2014 – Results of the 14th annual automotive industry study on the major US and Japanese automakers’ working relations with their suppliers show the US Big Three are once again [...]