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OEM-supplier relations in the global auto and components industry: is there a business revolution?
by Dylan Sutherland
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management (IJATM), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2005


Abstract: This article describes some of the recent and profound changes witnessed in OEM-supplier relations in the auto industry. It considers different perspectives on the reasons for such change. A key question in analysis of the evolving supplier-OEM nexus relates to whether any inherent business logic underlies such change. This article argues that evidence increasingly suggests there is.


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