Excellent story here on GM’s purchasing chief – Bo Andersson.
This is one of the reasons why I don’t think the whole GM/Renault/Nissan thing is a goer. GM alone have over 3,000 separate suppliers and their purchasing, as an entity, is second only to the US military!
That’s a hell of a lot of purchasing power as it is. If there’s wiggle room you can be sure Andersson’s finding it and will continue to do so – without the added complication of Ren-Nis.
Oh, if only I had the spare cash 🙁
The auction finishes in about 5 hours as I’m writing this.