Rather than just working with its suppliers to cut the costs of individual parts, an Auto manufacturer invested in the innovative capabilities of its long-term suppliers. The company entrusted its suppliers with product development for critical components and collaborated with them at the design stage to find savings spanning the entire vehicle system. As a…

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5.2.2 Work with suppliers/outsourced contractors
3.2.3 Develop&integrate technology/innovation into concept
3.2.5 Involve stakeholders in innovation & product/service development

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