Maybe the focus is on all the wrong targets. Auto makers spent the last few weeks pouring over data indicating who operates the most efficiently in North America, courtesy of Harbour and Associates, a firm that annually measures how many man-hours it takes to assemble cars and engines and stamp out body panels at each facility. A lot of chest thumping came with the results, which show Nissan, Honda and Toyota as the most productive in North America, followed by a fast-rising GM, then ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Big Three Should Watch Rearview Mirror for China" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.