To improve its machining operations and hold down costs HNAI Automotive Inc., (HNAI), a US producer of automotive components, took on a tooling technology partner, Decatur Custom Tool Inc., (DCT) to share both the risks and the rewards. A unique tooling management agreement was negotiated in which: 1. DCT became the primary tooling provider - with over 80% of the spend for tooling and related equipment. 2. HNAI retained final control of all tooling decisions. 3. DCT was given a set of annual imp...

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