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  1. Re: Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Part Deux

    It very much depends upon how much you know about manufacturing.

    There was a guy who knew a lot about manufacturing. In 1921 he had 64% market share. He made ONE model. He used NO "Parts...
  2. Re: Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Part Deux

    Everybody here has access to all the data needed to answer the question. It may be that only integrity is needed.

    And to answer what is to me an irrational "point" made in this thread about Parts...
  3. Re: Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Part Deux

    No. It is the more expensive. It is standard economics and engineering - economies of scale.

    Group technology (GT) also facilitates standardization and rationalization (S&R), which helps control...
  4. Re: Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Part Deux

    The inflators were good when installed. They became unstable over time. Had the industry not used Parts Churn with a safety device and used standard airbag inflators, replacement airbag inflators...
  5. Re: Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Plus Factors Galore

    Proving "getting together and agreeing" is one way to prove a violation of Sherman Section 1, but it is very difficult. Another way is proving concerted action and "some" "plus factors."

    I hit a...
  6. Sherman 1 and the Automobile Industry - Plus Factors Galore

    When the automobile industry churns approximately 75% of the components in their products in 5 years, how can that not be a Sherman 1 violation?



    The automobile industry is in violation of 1...
  7. Re: Sherman 1 / FTC 5 Automobile Design and Takata

    People on automotive related forums know antitrust law?

    I have sent it to the FTC.. I have sent it to the Chicago office and the New York office to date. Only a couple of days ago.

    It is my...
  8. Sherman 1 / FTC 5 Automobile Design and Takata

    I see a problem with the standard operating procedure of the automobile industry. I ran ithis by a guy who is a dean emeritus of a US engineering school, and he was surprised if not shocked. Why is...
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