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Contents
Acknowledgments xi 
1 The Parts of Your Vehicle 1
 Principal Objectives of the Book 2
 Data for This Book 8 Book Outline 14
 Carmaker¿Supplier Relations 15
 Outlook and Uncertainties 25
Part 1: Detroit: Heart of the Auto Industry 29
2 Rise and Fall of Vertical Integration in the Midwest 31
 Benefits of Vertical Integration 32
 Pioneering Parts Producers 34
 Vertical Integration at Ford and GM 38
 Vertical Disintegration at Ford and GM 46
 Outlook and Uncertainties 52
3 Supplying the Power 55
 Powertrain Assembly in the Midwest 57
 Powertrain Components in the Midwest 65
 International Carmakers Powertrain 75
 Outlook and Uncertainties 80
4 The Body Builders 83
 Stamping of Body Parts 83
 Painting the Body: Capturing a Mood 95
 From Bumpers to Fascia 100
 Outsourcing Complete Exterior Modules 103
 Outlook and Uncertainties 105
5 Supplying the Suppliers 109 Typical Lower-Tier Suppliers
 110
 Large Lower-Tier Suppliers 114
 Leading Suppliers of Commodities 120
 Reducing Price While Raising Value 129
 Outlook and Uncertainties 130
Part 2: Carmaker¿Supplier Networks: How Close is Close Enough? 133
 6 The Closely Linked Supply Chain 135 Just-in-Time
Production 136
 Networks of Suppliers and Assemblers 141
 Outlook and Uncertainties 156
 7 Seat Supplier Right Next Door 159 It All Started
with Seats 161
 The Rest of the Interior 170
 Interior Systems Integrators 176
 Outlook and Uncertainties 179
 8 Delivering the Goods 181 3PLs: Moving the Freight
and Managing the Chain 182
 Coordinating and Managing Logistics 192
 Outlook and Uncertainties 200
Part 3: Shifting Fortunes Along Auto Alley 203
 9 Emergence of Auto Alley 205 Before Auto Alley
 207
 The North¿South Auto Alley 213
 Outlook and Uncertainties 226
10 Abandoning Ohio: A Tale of Two Cities 229 Rise and Fall
of Rubber City 230
 Risk and Fall of Glass City 241
 Outlook and Uncertainties 248
11 Chassis Suppliers Move South in Auto Alley 251 
Hanging on in the Midwest 253
 Chassis Parts Production Moves South 260
 North¿South Battleground 266
 Outlook and Uncertainties 272
12 Working for Suppliers 275 Rise and Fall of Auto Unions
 277
 State of the Union in the Twenty-first Century 288
 Outlook and Uncertainties 296
Part 4: The Endangered U.S. Supplier 299
13 The Rising Tide of Imports 301 Nationality of Largest
Suppliers 302
 Which Types of Parts Are Imported? 305
 The Big Picture in Trade 307
 National Origin of Imports 313
 Which Types of Parts are Exported? 323
 Outlook and Uncertainties 326
14 The Driving Force: Electronics Suppliers 329 Performance:
Getting Power from the Engine to the Accessories 331
 Safety Systems 339
 Interior Convenience Components 346
 Outlook and Uncertainties: Will the Tail Wag the Dog? 352
15 Conclusion: Surviving the Car Wars 355 Summary of Findings
 357
 Outlook and Uncertainties for Parts Suppliers 358
 Outlook and Uncertainties for Communities 363
 Conclusion 368
References 371 
The Authors 395
Index ?
About the Institute ?
Figures
 1.1 Major Suppliers to the Toyota Camry 5
 1.2 Major Suppliers to the Ford F-150 6
 1.3 Parts and Assembly Plants in North America 13
 3.1 Location of Carmakers' Engine Assembly Plants 58
 3.2 Location of Carmakers' Transmission Plants 59
 3.3 Location of Powertrain Plants 67
 4.1 Location of Exterior Supplier Plants 84 4.2 Location of Stamping
Plants Owned by Carmakers 87
 5.1 Location of Plants that Supply Generic Parts 113
 6.1 Location of Mitsubishi's Suppliers Relative to Its Final Assembly 144
 Plant in Normal, Illinois
 6.2 Location of Honda's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 145
 Plants in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio
 6.3 Location of Toyota's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 147
 Complex in Georgetown, Kentucky
 6.4 Location of Chrysler's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 150
 Plants in Southeastern Michigan
 6.5 Location of Ford's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 151
 Plants in Southeastern Michigan
 6.6 Location of GM's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 152
 Plants in Southeastern Michigan
 6.7 Location of Saturn's Suppliers Relative to its Final Assembly 153
 Plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee
 7.1 Interior Parts Plants 173
 8.1 Hierarchy of Supply Chain Management 193
 9.1 Close-up of Auto Alley 206
 9.2 Buick City Suppliers, 1951 212
 9.3 Light Vehicle Assembly Plants in the United States and 214
 Canada, 1979
 9.4 Light Vehicle Assembly Plants in the United States and 215
 Canada, 1990
 9.5 Light Vehicle Assembly Plants in the United States and 218
 Canada, 2009
 9.6 Labor Markets around Assembly Plants 221
 9.7 Distribution of Motor Vehicle Parts Plants Opened 223
 9.8 Ownership of Parts Plants, 2006 225
 11.1 Location of Chassis Components Plants 252
12.1 UAW Membership, 1979¿2006 278
13.1 Production-Weighted Domestic Content of Light Vehicles 302
13.2 U.S. Motor Vehicle Parts Imports, Exports, and Trade Balance 308
13.3 Auto Parts Imports by Country 314
13.4 Auto Parts Imports by System from Canada, Mexico, and 315
 Japan, 2006
13.5 Value of U.S. Parts Exports by Country 324
13.6 U.S. Exports by System to Canada and Mexico, 2006 325
14.1 Location of Electronics Parts Plants 331
Tables
 1.1 U.S. Assembly and Parts Employment, 2007 3
 1.2 Value of Shipments and Receipts of Motor Vehicle Parts 9
 (NAICS 3363)
 1.3 Percent Vehicle Content by System 14
 1.4 Relationships between Suppliers and U.S. and Japanese Carmakers 22
 1.5 Planning Perspectives Inc.'s Working Relations Index 2002¿2007 26
 2.1 Ford Production Costs in 1903 37
 3.1 Powertrain Parts Plants in the Midwest 66
 4.1 Exterior Parts Plants in the Midwest 85
 5.1 Plants Producing Generic Parts in the Midwest 112
 6.1 Location, Year Opened, and Number of Suppliers for Selected 154
 Assembly Plants
 6.2 Suppliers within One Day's Driving Distance of Selected 155
 Assembly Plants
 6.3 Suppliers within One Hour's Driving Distance of Selected 156
 Assembly Plants
 6.4 Mexican and Canadian Suppliers to Selected Assembly Plants 157
 7.1 Interior Parts Plants in the Midwest 169
 9.1 Percentage Distribution of Parts Plants by Decade of Opening 217
 11.1 Chassis Parts Plants in the Midwest 254
 13.1 Top 150 Parts Suppliers by Nationality and Sales 304
13.2 Value of Imports and Exports by System, 1995 and 2006 309
 13.3 Parts Imports from China by Major Subsystem, 2006 321
 14.1 World Automotive Electronics Market and Anticipated Growth 330
 by System
 14.2 Electronic Parts Plants in the Midwest 332
 14.3 Global Automotive Semiconductor Sales by System, 2005 333
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Automobile supplies industry -- United States.
Automobiles -- Parts.
Automobile industry -- United States.