By on August 27, 2008

\"Shortly after returning to Chicago, Giancana was shot in the back of the head on 19 June 1975 while frying Italian sausage and peppers in the basement of his home in Oak Park, Illinois. After falling, his body was turned over and shot a further six times in the face and chin. It was believed by investigators that his murderer was a close friend whom he had let into the house. At the time he was scheduled to appear before a Senate committee investigating CIA and Mafia collusion in plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.\"ChyrCo's procurement Veep wants the company's suppliers to understand that they're part of the Chrysler family, which ain't goin' nowhere. Capice? (So wait for your God damn money, OK?) The Bradenton Herald spills the beans on Joe Campi's charm offensive. "On Friday, Campi said the 160 suppliers visited Chrysler's headquarters Thursday to hear from the automaker's chief financial officer, the second time in about a month that suppliers were brought in for such a presentation. 'We did a complete financial review, balance sheet, earnings performance, you name it, we covered it,' Campi said. 'Not too different from what I've seen in legit publicly traded companies. I think the mood was very upbeat.'" Or so they told Campi. Anyway, if that wasn't enough to quell suppliers' queasiness, Don Campi had a blunt message for all those "friends of ours." "I am not looking to kill suppliers," he asserted. "But there are some I can't save." Sam Giancana couldn't have said it better. 'Cause they would have thrown his ass in jail. 

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6 Comments on “Chrysler Shows its Suppliers its Books. Hey. What do YOU Care?...”

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    “We did a complete financial review, balance sheet, earnings performance, you name it, we covered it”

    In lieu of payment, each supplier went home with a shiny new Dodge Ram and a DVD of the horse head scene from The Godfather.

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    This is a head scratcher. Unless the suppliers are as delusional or stupid, they need to be spending every waking minute finding new customers. The wisdom of spending time with Chrysler is lost on me.

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    So, which CPA firm did this financial review? More importantly, “review” is a term of art. If he’s using it as one, no supplier should be satisfied with a review. For a company that acts like the black hole of information, what they should get is an “audit”.

    If it’s an internal review, it holds as much water the leaky sunroof on a Dodge Journey.

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    Arthur Andersen? They’re not licensed to do audits anymore, but maybe they do “reviews”.

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    Arthur Andersen still exists?

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    I think this gets more and more downright scary. I can’t for my life understand how ANYONE would want to have business with Chrysler. Every inch of my body screams “Run Forest, run!”. My advice to all involved is to get the hell out of there, and fast! You can’t deal with these people…

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