General Motors Corp. says its “Global Manufacturing System” (GMS) is smoothing out new product launches, cutting warranty costs and improving quality. GMS is modeled after the Toyota Production System, exposed to GM through its New United Motor Mfg. Inc. joint venture with Toyota Motor Corp. in California. GM has added its own wrinkles and begun incorporating the system into the blueprints for new assembly plants and older facilities being retooled for new models. The basic philosophy is ...
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