Ford Motor Co. notches a small gain in “The Harbour Report,” which gauges the efficiency of North American auto makers and their assembly, stamping and powertrain operations. In the latest study released today by Troy, MI-based Harbour Consulting Inc., Ford vehicle assembly plants took two of the top 10 spots in terms of productivity, based on 2006 data, and recorded an overall 2.5% efficiency gain over like-2005. The auto maker's Kansas City No.1 plant, which produces the Ford Escape, ...

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