General Motors Corp.’s Metal Fabricating Div., once a prime contributor to the automaker’s overall manufacturing inefficiency, has reduced "spills" by 51% so far in 2001 to 21 from year-ago’s 46, a top executive reveals during a tour of the Pontiac, MI, Metal Fabricating Center last week. The goal is zero, says Joe Spielman, Metal Fabricating Div. general manager. Spill is a manufacturing term for when more than five of the same components shipped from one plant are unusable for ...
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