An increase in overtime by nearly 10,000 hours helped boost 2002 North American vehicle production from 2001 levels. Ward’s estimates that light-vehicle producers scheduled 23,730 hours of overtime last year, a 70.1% increase over 2001’s 13,949 hours. (see related data: Ward's 2002 OT Analysis) Among the six largest manufacturers, Toyota Motor Mfg. North America Inc. had the biggest percentage increase (391.9%), while General Motors Corp. had the largest gain in actual ...

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