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Caterpillar Keeps Eye on Japan Supply Disruptions

Caterpillar said disruptions in its supply chain in Japan could sporadically affect the company's assembly plants elsewhere in the world.

March 21, 2011

Caterpillar said disruptions in its supply chain in Japan could sporadically affect the company's assembly plants elsewhere in the world.

The world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment said Friday it is attempting to secure alternative sources for components produced by Japanese-based suppliers in case they aren't able to provide sufficient volumes of components in the aftermath of last week's earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.

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--Wall Street Journal

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