OEM-Supplier Relations Study Shows Strong Gains for Toyota and Honda, with Ford, Nissan, FCA and GM falling well behind

May 18, 2015

The Working Relations Index(R) tracks the relations between the six major US and Japanese automakers and their Tier One suppliers.  It's important because the better their working relations with suppliers, the greater the direct (cost-reductions) and indirect (innovation, investment, support) benefits the automakers receive.  Toyota and Honda have always scored well above the Detroit 3.DETROIT, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford, General Motors, FCA US and Nissan collectively would have earned $2 billion more in operating profit last year had their supplier relations improved as much as Toyota's and Honda's did during the year. That's one of the significant...