70% of the degree of value add is contributed by suppliers in the automotive industry, with an increasing tendency. At the same time there has been a reduction of First Tier Suppliers to a few significant system suppliers. The risk relating costs, quality and target dates is getting more and more within the responsibility of some less crucial suppliers.
Due to urgent delivery problems of a system supplier we conducted an on-site system and root cause analysis for a German OEM in Eastern Europe - with remarkable findings.
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