Investing in flexible manufacturing will save DaimlerChrysler Corp. more than $3 billion in product launches over the next four years and give DC “a competitive advantage,” says Gary Henson, DCC executive vice president-manufacturing. The savings start with rolling product launches where pre-production vehicles are built, tested and launched on the same assembly line as the current vehicle to avoid downtime and product loss. The rolling launch of the '01 Chrysler/Dodge minivan in July at ...

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