What does OEMs stand for?

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #166 [color=blue]“Quality Control at Ford”, question 6

This demonstrates that OEMs run the risk of becoming to the technical capabilities – or liabilities – of their suppliers if they merely purchase, rather than engineer.

(a) subcontracted
(b) subjected
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(d) subservient

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #166 [color=blue]“Quality Control at Ford”, answer 6

This demonstrates that OEMs run the risk of becoming subservient to the technical capabilities – or liabilities – of their suppliers if they merely purchase, rather than engineer.

Correct answer: (d) subservient
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What does OEMs stand for?
thanks.

Original Equipment Manufacturers