JCI shifts supply chain to adapt to changing auto market


As automakers embrace changes on their assembly lines to transform in an increasingly competitive auto industry, suppliers are adjusting their own manufacturing footprint in response.

Where parts makers used to produce one or two major parts for one or two models made at one assembly plant, they now need to figure out how to make one of their sites make multiple parts for multiple models.

Johnson Controls Inc. is even making seats for more than one customer in many of its just-in-time production plants, compared to a previous structure that ...

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