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The Harbour Report North America 2006

PRODUCTIVITY GAP AMONG NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMAKERS NARROWS IN HARBOUR REPORT 2006

The labor productivity gap continues to narrow among all North American carmakers. In-plant quality improvement has been the biggest driver of productivity improvement and is better for all automakers.

  • Nissan leads all manufacturers with 28.46 total labor hours per vehicle (excluding Mexico).

  • DaimlerChrysler improved assembly productivity by 6%, (the biggest percentage improvement of all companies), surpassing Ford for the first time.

  • General Motors had five of the 10 best assembly plants in North America, improving 3%, despite declining volume.

  • Ford Atlanta was the best single assembly plant at 15.37 HPV.

The Harbour Report North America 2006


The Harbour Report North America 2002

Foreign-owned manufacturers Nissan, Honda and Toyota continued to have the most productive assembly, stamping and powertrain manufacturing operations in North America in 2001. But the gap with domestic challengers continued to narrow, according to The Harbour Report North America 2002, the annual study released today by Harbour and Associates, Inc.

The Harbour Report North America 2002


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