Title: Relationships between the core and the periphery of the European automotive system

Authors: Jean-Jacques Chanaron

Addresses: CNRS-GATE and Grenoble Ecole de Management, 324 Chemin des Chartreux, 38430 Moirans, France

Abstract: This paper is focused on the relationships between manufacturers and first-tier suppliers, which are considered to form the ||core|| of the automotive system, and the other players involved in the automotive system, which constitute its periphery, i.e. the part further up such as parts suppliers and sub-contractors of equal rank or above the second-tier, independent research and design firms and suppliers of business support services (including financial services); the part further down, in particular distribution, motor trade and repair, recycling, and finally the customers.

Keywords: automobile industry; customer-supplier relationships; automotive supply chain; first-tier suppliers; supply chain management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2004.005326

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2004 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.198 - 222

Available online: 23 Sep 2004 *

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