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Quantifying Supplier Collaboration at the North American International Auto Show

Quantifying Supplier Collaboration at the North American International Auto Show

“Hot and sexy” – 2 words used to describe the debut of the Ford GT at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that ended Jan. 25.
According to a recent NPR story, Michelle Krebs from Autotrader.com had this to say about the auto show: “The mood is upbeat, there is a lot of optimism, the automotive industry has come off a big year and there is lots of great product.”

FREE Report: Can Supplier Management Be Saved? An Analysis and Technical Overview

Innovation, whether by government mandate – CAFE standards and fuel requirements (Ford’s F-150 pick-up truck) – or simply the need to build compelling and distinctive cars such as the Buick Avenir or the self-driving Mercedes (which feels like a limo), might beg the question: was any of this innovation derived from supplier collaboration?

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