An email came this morning from a Japanese car-manufacturing customer.
It stated in the opening to thank everyone for a historic record car sales last year, immediately followed by " the outlook of this year is not as bright...".
The company is requesting immediately for 20% - 30% reduction in prices from all suppliers.
A Kondankai (chit chat) would be arranged to explain the Gentan-i (basic price) on other potential areas for further cost improvement (more cut?).
May be I have to tell this customer: Sayonara.... gojiyuu ni otori kudasai (please help yourself) !
这公司要求所有的供应商马上把供应的产品价钱调低 20 - 30 %。