GM purchasing chief sees suppliers turn unruly

Automotive News / August 29, 2005

Detroit, Michigan — General Motors purchasing czar Bo Andersson is seeing a lot of stress among GM’s suppliers.

Andersson, who oversees global component purchases of $86 billion annually, says suppliers have become so angry about their business dealings with GM that they have grabbed his tie.

GM is working with a number of large suppliers operating in Chapter 11 reorganization. And the automaker is pulling the design of vehicle interiors in-house to gain more control over quality and price.

It won’t get any…

To read more,please login or register below.

Register
This is the first step to more free
content, user offers, subscriptions
and more.
Login
Log in here using the Email Address
and Password you signed up with