Overly aggressive production schedules are catching up with North American automakers, particularly DaimlerChrysler Corp., and November production is heading for a shortfall of some 87,700 units from what was scheduled for the month (see data p.7). Ward's estimates North American plants will build 1.375 million units in November, or 94% of schedule (see Ward's Automotive Reports — Nov. 6, '00, p.5). The majority of the downturn will come almost entirely from the Big Three, with DCC winding ...

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