CHICAGO – Now that “Cash for Clunkers” has cleared excess inventory from dealer lots, what will ensure a slimmed-down General Motors Co. maintains its shape? “Discipline,” says Steve Hill, general manager-retails sales support. “Keeping inventory under control isn’t a short-term strategy. Excess production isn't a winning strategy.” Thanks to the U.S. government’s Cash for Clunkers incentive program, GM ended August with 373,192 light vehicles in stock, according to Ward’s data, ...

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