ANTWERP, Belgium — Few in the global auto industry realize that Belgium, with its mere 10 million inhabitants and four big auto plants churning out over 1 million cars and trucks a year, leads the world in per capita auto assembly. It also has become somewhat of a proving ground for new types of shift schedules and supplier logistics. Sandwiched between the North Sea on the west, Germany and Luxembourg to the east, the Netherlands to the north, and France to the south, Belgium currently ...

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