Automakers Feel Suppliers’ Pain


Automak­ers are reluc­tant­ly shar­ing the pain that ris­ing mate­r­i­al costs are hav­ing on their sup­pli­ers. Even though automak­ers have their own prob­lems, espe­cial­ly those in Detroit, one prob­lem they don’t need is a fail­ing net­work of sup­pli­ers. Ris­ing mate­r­i­al prices are dri­ving recent price increas­es announced by the automak­ers. Mate­r­i­al costs remain a key threat to U.S. automak­ers.