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Lessons from Nissan′s British Suppliers

C.H. Carr (Manchester Business School, UK)
T.A. Truesdale (T.A. Truesdale is Operations Manager at a major British vehicle components company.)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Explores differences between Japanese and European models of assembler‐supplier co‐operation in the light of the experiences of Nissan′s British suppliers. The critical adjustments requiring to be undertaken by local suppliers are investigated using empirical evidence from customer and supplier interviews, followed up by a more comprehensive survey. These involve subtle, yet fundamental, changes in companies′ managerial philosophies.



Carr, C.H. and Truesdale, T.A. (1992), "Lessons from Nissan′s British Suppliers", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 49-57.




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