BERLIN, Sept 2 Daimler is reviewing
relationships with its suppliers to avoid the kind of crippling
production halts that afflicted rival Volkswagen,
its Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said on Friday.
A dispute between VW and one of its suppliers led to
production slowdowns at six Volkswagen plants last month,
highlighting how vulnerable modern car production systems are to
"You of course take an example like this to take precautions
to minimise risks like this and ideally to rule them out,"
Daimler's Zetsche said at a roundtable event in Berlin.
"That is why we reviewed existing measures, and intensified
them in some cases, to avoid such a situation from arising,"
Zetsche said, without elaborating further.
(Reporting by Irene Preisinger, writing by Edward Taylor;
Editing by Susan Fenton)