Category Archives: PPI In The News
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 GM’s, bottom lines.
Melissa Burden, “GM taps supplier experience to boost relations,” The Detroit News, September 6, 2016.
Automakers are Making Record Profits Now –
but Suppliers Hold the Keys to OEMs’ Future, Study Reveals
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 Relations: GM better, but Toyota, Honda lead,” Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2016
Poor Supplier Relations Costing U.S. Automakers Millions
Read the press release here.
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 in profit, study says,” Automotive News, August 4, 2014.
Suppliers would rather do business with Toyota than with the Detroit 3. And the gap is getting bigger……
Editorial, “Quid pro quo,” Automotive News, May 12th, 2014.
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 falling behind their Japanese competitors, with Toyota, Honda and Nissan finishing 1-2-3 respectively in the top rankings.
“2014 Annual Automotive OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Toyota and Honda on top; Nissan displacing Ford in the middle; Chrysler and GM falling behind,” Planning Perspectives, May 14, 2013.
BIRMINGHAM, MI — (WWJ) The domestic three car makers are starting to slip behind their Japanese counterparts again when it comes to having a good relationship with their suppliers…..
Jeff Gilbert, “Why Do Suppliers Prefer Working With Japanese Car Companies?,” CBS Detroit, May 12th, 2014