Tag Archives: Chrysler

Channel abuse continues unabated

If you wonder why the distribution channel (retail or wholesale) gets even when they can, you only have to watch the abuse they take most of the time from the manufacturers who supply them. Sure, you can point to reverse … Continue reading

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Still wondering what’s going on with the car dealers

As I have posted a few times in the last few weeks, I do not understand the logic behind reducing dealers and saving the car companies. I understand why the manufacturers might want to reduce the number of dealers, but … Continue reading

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More on GM/Chrysler Dealer Cuts

In a prior post, I questioned the savings to be gained by Chrysler and GM from cutting the number of dealers they had. Clearly there would be some small savings in support costs, but most companies would rather be over-distributed … Continue reading

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How does cutting dealers help GM or Chrysler?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days, and I am still stumped. How does cutting the # of dealers help GM or Chrysler? I can’t see it. Sure there are some marginal costs in dealer support that will … Continue reading

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Self-destruct mode, is it part of the process?

The U.S. auto industry is in melt-down mode, that’s not news. The root cause problem(s) depend on who you ask, but the need to sell cars and trucks … now … is not in dispute. And there lies a problem. … Continue reading

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