Auto supply chain positive despite disruptions
May 25, 2012 | 12:58 PM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO A clear majority of automotive parts and components manufacturers maintain a "guarded" but positive outlook for their industry, down slightly from Marchs measure but higher than a year ago.
Although fewer suppliers are upbeat than earlier this year, 60 percent of the manufacturers surveyed for the Original Equipment Suppliers Associations (OESA) Automotive Supplier Barometer index expressed a positive outlook in May, down from 64 percent in March and 66 percent in January.
"The stable sentiment driver is the growth in North American vehicle production volumes," Dave Andrea, OESAs senior vice president of industry analysis and economics, commented on the results of the latest survey. ....
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