DCX drags suppliers down rocky road

Sherefkin, Robert; Truett, Richard; Chappell, Lindsay; Kachadourian, Gail
August 2001
Automotive News;8/13/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5943, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on automobile manufacturer DaimlerChrysler's changing of its way of dealing with its suppliers in the United States. Abandonment of tradition of favoring an existing supplier with the contract to supply a particular part for a next-generation model; Elimination of practice of pre-selecting a supplier before settling on the technology to be incorporated into a vehicle; Response of automobile parts makers.


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