Even as Toyota Motor Corp. posts a 5.5% manufacturing efficiency improvement in the Harbour Report North America 2005, Chrysler Group says it will not back down from plans to catch up with the Japanese auto maker by 2007. (See related story: Productivity: Toyota Leads, Chrysler Makes Big Gains) Chrysler posts a 4.2% gain in overall efficiency, reducing the total hours per unit to 35.9. That result still is significantly behind Toyota's 27.9 level. Frank Ewasyshyn “My life didn't get ...

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