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GM bogs down in effort to fix supplier ties


June 23, 2014 12:06 pm ET

DETROIT — Grace Lieblein has been doing a lot of the right things to repair General Motors’ strained relationship with its suppliers during her 18 months as global purchasing chief. Even suppliers say so, according to a closely watched...

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GM recall saga triggering a new reality for suppliers


June 23, 2014 11:59 am ET

DETROIT — The General Motors Co. recall saga is triggering a new reality for automakers and the supply base. Automotive manufacturers must — because they can't afford not to — protect themselves from liability in every aspect of...

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GM bringing more lithium-ion battery production in house


May 15, 2014 11:11 am ET

General Motors Co. is moving production of the battery pack for its all-electric model of the Chevrolet Spark minicar in-house at the company's battery assembly plant in suburban Detroit.

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'It looks like a piece of tin foil'


April 25, 2014 9:53 am ET

General Motors Co. and officials with the National Corvette Museum will meet in May to determine which of eight Corvettes damaged after plunging into a major sinkhole on Feb. 12 are fit to be restored.

Kentucky forms group to lure auto jobs


April 10, 2014 11:47 am ET

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said April 7 that he is creating the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to bring more auto jobs to his state.

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Crews begin recovery of Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole


March 4, 2014 9:49 am ET

Two of the eight General Motors Co. Chevrolet Corvettes swallowed Feb. 12 by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., were lifted out of the hole on March 3 and placed back in the showroom.

GM says its supplier shift will open the doors for smaller firms


March 3, 2014 9:09 am ET

Among the big questions surrounding General Motors Co.'s new initiative for building stronger supplier relations: How will it affect the 2,300 smaller suppliers that didn't get an invite?

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GM takes next step to strengthen relationship with suppliers


February 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

General Motors Co. is rolling out an initiative to forge deeper strategic partnerships in its supply base, promising a better business relationship with suppliers that work more closely and openly with the automaker to speed innovations to market.

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Australian auto suppliers prepare for the end, look to diversify


February 25, 2014 2:40 pm ET

After 2017, the auto industry will come to a halt in Australia.

GM's about-face shows some suppliers are in the driver's seat


February 18, 2014 12:37 pm ET

General Motors' dramatic about-face on its standard purchasing contract last week was more than a gritty admission by GM's purchasing chief that she was wrong.

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