Which Automotive OEMs Have the Best Supplier Relations?

June 23, 2021
A deep dive into the 2021 rankings from the annual Working Relations Index Study.

Surprisingly, in the thick of a pandemic year, four of six U.S. and Japanese OEMs improved their supplier relations in Plante Moran's annual North American Automotive OEM--Supplier Working Relations Index Study.

Toyota, Honda and GM were tops this year in the survey. The survey respondents consisted of 841 salespeople from 503 Tier-1 suppliers--about 60% of the OEMs' annual purchasing. 

Click through the slideshow for more details and insights from Dave Andrea, principal, automotive and mobility for Plante Moran.

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Laura Putre | Senior Editor, IndustryWeek

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