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Suzuki Two Wheeler Is Confused

Suzuki is a very late entrant in the Indian two wheeler sector. But late is as relative a term as old and it doesn't matter five years down the line when the market is even more mature. However what ..
(September 04, 2007)
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China's Tryst With The Xerox Machine

I was recently in China for the Beijing Auto Show. Having roamed around the New Delhi Auto Expo a number of times, the Beijing show is a pleasant surprise in the sense that it is housed in about ..
(August 22, 2007)
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 | Automotive | Visitors: 151

Sleeping With The Enemy And Having Fun All The Way

One of the most interesting things about China is the relationship between the western industry and local Chinese suppliers. IP laws are a challenge so anything remotely sophisticated or ..
(August 21, 2007)
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Zen Estilo Is Maruti Playing On Its Strengths

The Zen Estilo is a cute car, though not cute as a rabbit like the Matiz. It is more of a warped cuteness. It's more like a cross between Drew Barrymore and the Mogwai from Gremlins. To put it in ..
(August 20, 2007)
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Cost Saving Goes Deeper Than We Imagine

I recently bumped into a Project Manager of Strategic sourcing at BMW. The person was responsible for sourcing from India. While the sourcing from India is in the nascent stages only, BMW is gung-ho ..
(July 16, 2007)
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Bundling - Is This The End Of Entrepreneurship?

The buzzword in the automotive supplier industry is “bundling. " That is the clubbing of requirements of a platform over many production plants to create greater volumes for a supplier and ..
(July 17, 2007)
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Joint Venture Of Suzuki And Bellsonica

Bellsonica Auto Component Pvt Ltd. , the Maruti-Suzuki joint-venture with Bellsonica Corp. , is expected to reduce the contribution per vehicle of Maruti's existing sheet metal suppliers. The ..
(July 05, 2007)
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Stanley Taking Over Lumax

While discussing the potential of the Indian supplier industry in the global context with one of my European colleagues, I pointed out to him that most Indian suppliers are home-bred entrepreneurs, ..
(July 08, 2007)
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 | Automotive | Visitors: 186

Do the OEMs Keep Track of Tier 1 - Tier 2 Relationships?

A recent comment on SupplierBusiness caught my attention. The comment is about the payment terms of French carmakers - it seems they are bringing the payment gap down from an astronomical 105 days to .
(July 09, 2007)
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