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DuPont is a large US chemicals company. Its paint covers 30% of US automobiles. It produces paint barely 48 hours before it is sprayed on cars. Since the lead time is so short, auto companies share their production schedule with paint companies. One day in late 2008, just before the whirlwind of credit crisis hit the world, suddenly there were no production schedules. The automakers simply...