Analyzes the geography of the auto parts sector in North America. Drawing on a large plant-level data set, it shows an industry that is very spatially concentrated. Formal models of plant location highlight the role of transportation infrastructure as well as the importance of being within a dayAis drive of the assembly plant customer in the location choices of auto supplier plants. Tables.Finally, there are a number of tier 1 parts operations that are owned and operated by the assemblers themselves, such as engine and stamping facilities. ... One year later, Ford Motor Company divested a large number of its captive plants as a separate company called Visteon. ... Rank Company name HQ in North America Worldwide Note: OEM is original equipment manufacturer; CDN is Canada; GER anbsp;...
|Title||:||Determinants of Supplier Plant Location: Evidence from the Auto Industry|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2008-08-01|