In their latest round of scheduling actions, automaker production planners ratcheted up the record North American output pace for April-June, already slated to be the industry's second-best quarter in history (see p.4). Currently “booked” for completion in the second quarter are 4,790,200 cars and trucks, an increase of 39,100 units from the 4,751,100 vehicle assemblies planned for the period a month ago. That equals an average of 78,528 units on each of 61 regular work days in the ...

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