While Ford Motor Co. has reason to celebrate a second-straight positive performance in the annual Harbour Report on production efficiency, registering a 3.4% overall improvement, the auto maker’s manufacturing chief vows a better performance in 2004 as the company looks to claw its way out of the basement. A successful F-150 launch helped Ford’s overall productivity. Ford’s improvement lifts its hours per vehicle (HPV) to 38.6 hours, but the auto maker still finds itself ranked below ...
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