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399 Index The italic letters f, n, and t following a page number indicate that the subject information of the heading is within a figure, note, or table, respectively, on that page. AAM (American Axle and Manufacturing). See American Axle and Manufacturing ABC Group, 120 AC Spark Plugs, 43 Accelerators, 336 Accenture, 194 Actuators, 332 AFL (American Federation of Labor). See American Federation of Labor Aftermarket suppliers, 3, 10 and product innovations, 263–264 AGC Automotive (joint venture), 245 AIHI (Automotive Industries Holding Inc.). See Automotive Industries Holding Inc. Airbags, 339, 340–341, 362–363 Air conditioning systems. See Heating and cooling systems Aisin, 78–79 Akron, Ohio, 230, 232–237. See also Tire suppliers polymer research companies, 241 union organizing, 286 AK Steel, 123–124 Alabama assembly plants, 145, 219, 222 auto industry growth, 204 competition of nearby states for suppliers, 367 first supplier plants, 241 ALAM (Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers). See Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers Alcoa Corporation, 128, 312 Alfa (Mexican company), 70 Alfred Teves Group, 268, 270 AlliedSignal Automotive, 268, 269–270 Alliston, Ontario Honda plant, 144 Aluminum companies, 128 American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), 255–256 UAW organizing at, 295 American Federation of Labor (AFL), 284–285 American Metal Company, 164 Anderson, Indiana, 46 Anderson Consulting, 194 Antilock brake systems, 268 A.O. Smith, 94 Apollo Management equity firm, 190 Arcelor Mittal, 122–123 Arizona suppliers, 334 Arkansas perceived disadvantages for suppliers, 220 wheel supplier plants, 263 Armco Steel Corporation, 123–124 Arvin, Richard, 73 ArvinMeritor Inc., 73, 255, 256, 292, 299 Asahi Glass Company, 245–246, 247, 248 Assemblers. See Carmakers Assembly lines. See also Just-in-time (JIT) delivery body drop station, 83–84 invention of moving, 41 Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM), 39, 235 Audio equipment plants. See Infotainment components Authors’ study. See also Data sources; Research about carmakers and suppliers geographical structure of this book, 13–14 limitations, 3 summary of findings, 357–358 400 Klier and Rubenstein Auto Alley about, 203–204 automotive industry prior to, 207–209 brake and suspension suppliers in, 267–272 changes taking place in, 358, 363–367 chassis suppliers move to the south, 251 defined, 3, 213 East-West, 209–212 fate of suppliers in northern end, 249 foreign-owned suppliers, 224–226 future outlook, 226–227 growth over three decades, 222–224 impact on Canadian suppliers, 317 infilling stage, 219–222 labor availability within, 220–222 location of supplier and assembly plants in, 205, 206f, 218f Mexican suppliers and, 319 push into deep South, 217–219 push into lower Midwest and the South, 213–217 reasons for different locations of parts plants in, 272–278 three stages of development, 213 union membership within, 279 wage rates, 276 AutoAlliance (Mazda-Ford joint venture) first assembly plant, 215 supplier network, 152, 154t, 155t, 156t, 157t union plant, 279 Auto bodies. See also Chassis suppliers; Exterior parts suppliers destinations for U.S. exports of, 324, 325f imports, 315f less vulnerability to import competition, 326 materials used, 92, 96, 98, 100 modules, 83 painting of, 95–100 processes used, 90–91, 94, 96 stamping of, 83–85 suppliers, 90–95 Auto-Lite strike, 283–284 Autoliv, 341, 362–363 Automobile industry. See also Carmakers; Suppliers “bulk-gaining” nature, 133–134 changes in U.S., 2–3 data sources, 8–13 fashion trends, 99–100 geographical shifts in United States, 207 geographic location, importance to the bottom line, 83 government subsidies, 157 impact of national health insurance on, 316 outsourcing of suppliers, 275–277, 297 research and development, 20, 26 restructuring and job losses in twentyfirst century, 296–297 structural change over last century, 355–357 Automotive Industries, 175 Automotive Industries Holding Inc. (AIHI), 177 Automotive Technology Systems, 166 Auto parts. See also Exports of auto parts; Generic auto parts (“nuts and bolts”); Imported auto parts; Suppliers; Warehousing operations “bulk-gaining” and “bulk reducing,” 133 from China, 201 in database created for this book, 11 difficulty in tracking total values, 9–10 distribution centers, 199–200 early makers of, 34–38, 40 impact of just-in-time delivery, 138, 365 information management services, 182, 188, 192–193 inventories, 20 logical sequencing of, 40–41 order of vertical integration of, 38 recent annual total values, 2 Index 401 Auto parts (continued) shifting combinations of, 17–20 two kinds of companies that make, 3 and vertical integration, 31–32 Auto parts classification challenges with classing electronics parts, 329, 330 Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) numbers, 305–307 Harmonized...

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ISBN
9780880994347
Print ISBN
9780880993333
MARC Record
OCLC
268995407
Pages
419
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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