No longer can manufacturer/supplier relationships be measured in terms of corporate nationalities and reciprocal trade flows, according to William C. Duncan, General Director, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association in today's issue of Japan Auto Trends. "Consideration must be given to the dynamics of new competition, technological exchange between companies and the increasing flow of direct investment between nations or risk regressing into the counterproductive rhetoric and 'results-oriented' formulas of the mid-1990s," Duncan said.