Suzuki estimates that by raising overtime 5% from current levels, or close to eight hours per month, Kosai could make 580,000 vehicles. At present, plant workers put in 9.5 hours per day, or 1.5 hours of overtime on top of their 8-hour shift, plus one Saturday shift each month. KOSAI, Japan — The structure is 30 years old, so it's difficult to imagine high-efficiency production to rival today's most cutting-edge assembly plants. Yet Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd.'s Kosai assembly plant here, ...
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