In the tradition of “continuous improvement,” Honda Motor Co. Ltd., which prides itself on speedy new vehicle launches, is confident it can do better. The Japanese automaker successfully launched its new Odyssey minivan last year at its new plant in Alliston, Ont. It took about two years to develop the Odyssey and another three months for ramp-up to full production. Honda now wants to replicate its Alliston successes on a worldwide scale. The company has set a goal to achieve the fastest ...

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