Better cycle planning is in the cards at DaimlerChrysler Corp., which wants to eliminate production fluctuations for all its vehicles beginning with the ’04 model year. The strategy is being initiated with the PT Cruiser which has engineered derivatives on the shelf, ready for production when demand for the original model slows. DCC is in the process of hiking PT assembly capacity to 310,000 units — 260,000 in Toluca, Mexico, and 50,000 in Graz, Austria, — by late 2002. And it has shown ...
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