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Miller Canfield, Plante & Moran Discuss "Avoiding Warranty Costs Through Preventative Measures" with Automotive Suppliers

April 21, 2003

As the need increases for automotive manufacturers and suppliers to share warranty and recall responsibility, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. and Plante & Moran, PLLC will discuss "Avoiding Warranty Costs through Preventative Measures," Wednesday, May 7, from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.

Richard A. Walawender, a principal at Miller Canfield and head of its Automotive Industry Group, along with Anne Taylor, manager of Plante & Moran’s Process and Quality Management Consulting Practice program, will address Tier 2 and 3 suppliers to discuss how new demands are hitting suppliers, preventative measures to consider, pre-quote considerations, the importance of fine print, negotiating terms and conditions, and preventative processes through program management.

"Cost sharing is becoming more common between manufacturers and suppliers," said Walawender. "However, if suppliers can consider as many preventative measures as possible, everybody wins – from the suppliers to the manufacturers to the consumer."

Cost to attend is free, however, space is limited. For more information on the May 7 presentation, contact Gayla Houser at 248/267-3337.

Plante & Moran is a professional services firm offering fully integrated business advisory services to help clients succeed. Founded in 1924, Plante & Moran is the nation’s 11th largest professional services firm according to Public Accounting Report. Plante & Moran’s Internet address is

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