Who Really Made Your Car?: Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry
This book details the breadth of the parts manufacturing industry, the size of its workforce, and how the automakers increasingly rely on it for the design and content of the cars we buy.
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I have one word in response to this book: Tanaka. The air bag debacle has exposed the great weaknesses of outsourcing both engineering and liability to suppliers. Combined with the Japanese cultural mask influence, Tanaka's legacy once the story has run its course will stand as a monument to delusional ivory tower PowerPoint decision making
Chapter 3 Supplying the Power
Chapter 4 The Body Builders
Chapter 5 Supplying the Suppliers
How Close Is Close Enough?
Chapter 6 The Closely Linked Supply Chain
A Tale of Two Cities
Chapter 11 Chassis Suppliers Move South in Auto Alley
Chapter 12 Working for Suppliers
Part 4 The Endangered US Supplier
Chapter 13 The Rising Tide of Imports
Surviving the Car Wars