HOW CHRYSLER CREATED AN AMERICAN KEIRETSU PDF

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Jeffrey Dyer notes that the first step in improving supplier relationships cutting the supplier base, using JIT procedures, insisting on quality from the supplier side has resulted in improved products, faster cycle times, and lower costs, but did not require a restructuring of the supplier-customer relationship.

The second step getting supplier involvement in product and process development requires a partnership with a real two-way flow of ideas, not an adversarial relationship. This Japanese-style partnership is very difficult for American firms to accomplish.

But Chrysler has established a version of it in which they have cut the number of suppliers by more than half. The remaining suppliers get most of the business on a car model for the life of that model rather than having to bid competitively for it and, Chrysler and its suppliers work together to lower costs and share the savings generated. The turning point for Chrysler occurred when they realized that improvements could only be made if the process of choosing and working with suppliers was transformed.

The relationship between supplier and customer is best fostered when the partners share the rewards and not just risks. In the mids, Honda was chosen as a benchmark company due to its rapid growth in the American market at the time. Honda had set up cross-functional teams for product development and had suppliers heavily involved in its design and manufacturing processes. Although this looked quite foreign to Chrysler at the time, it seemed less so after they bought AMC in , which has already incorporated some of the supplier-management practices.

Chrysler management halted the ongoing LH product development project, running substantially over budget at this time, hand-picked a development team, and relaunched it with three key changes. It was relocated away from Chrysler operations at Highland Park; all functional areas were represented on the team; and new supplier relationships were explored, based on the successes of Honda and AMC.

A critical element of the success of the LH was the supplier cost reduction effort SCORE program, which was designed to motivate suppliers to participate in continuous improvement processes for the value chain.

The starting point for SCORE was, in fact, a speech given by Chrysler president Robert Lutz before a group of large suppliers, in which he asked for them for ideas on how both Chrysler and its suppliers could lower costs.

Attendees crowded around afterwards and had so many good ideas that followup meetings were scheduled, key suppliers were visited, and, eventually, a formal program was unveiled. Chrysler continued to solicit ideas and suggestions from suppliers and accepted enough of the early ones to convince the skeptics that they were indeed open to suggestions.

Chrysler has taken other actions to support its American keiretsu. They have adopted the Japanese practice of using resident engineers over of these by , which are supplier employees that work together with their Chrysler counterparts. This arrangement promotes communication with and among suppliers. Chrysler, in turn, negotiated a lower price for this software through group purchase.

Longer-term commitments to suppliers are the result: the average contract length has doubled since Chrysler does not have such a deeply intertwined relationship with its suppliers, and still has a much larger number of suppliers. But the Chrysler arrangement has its advantages: not being as closely linked with its suppliers, Chrysler can more easily get rid of the poorer performers.

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How Chrysler Created an American Keiretsu

They have radically pruned the ranks of their suppliers and given more work to the survivors in return for lower prices. And by getting their remaining suppliers to deliver parts just in time and to take responsibility for quality, they have managed to slash inventories, reduce defects, and greatly improve the efficiency of their own production lines. Now many manufacturers are striving to wring even greater benefits from their suppliers. They would like to involve suppliers much more deeply in product development and to enlist them in the drive for continual improvements of production processes. The prizes they are seeking: ever more innovative products, ever faster product development, and ever lower costs. But as many managers now realize, accomplishing the first stage was relatively easy because it did not require altering the nature of their relationship with suppliers.

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Jeffrey Dyer notes that the first step in improving supplier relationships cutting the supplier base, using JIT procedures, insisting on quality from the supplier side has resulted in improved products, faster cycle times, and lower costs, but did not require a restructuring of the supplier-customer relationship. The second step getting supplier involvement in product and process development requires a partnership with a real two-way flow of ideas, not an adversarial relationship. This Japanese-style partnership is very difficult for American firms to accomplish. But Chrysler has established a version of it in which they have cut the number of suppliers by more than half. The remaining suppliers get most of the business on a car model for the life of that model rather than having to bid competitively for it and, Chrysler and its suppliers work together to lower costs and share the savings generated. The turning point for Chrysler occurred when they realized that improvements could only be made if the process of choosing and working with suppliers was transformed. The relationship between supplier and customer is best fostered when the partners share the rewards and not just risks.

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