DETROIT – After trailing its crosstown rivals in productivity for years, Chrysler Group was the most improved manufacturer for the second year in a row in a closely watched study of automotive manufacturing efficiency. Chrysler’s 7.8% productivity surge allowed it to pass Ford Motor Co. for the first time in The Harbour Report’s 15-year history, although it still trails General Motors Corp. and the major Japanese players. (See related story: Chrysler Proud of Harbour Results) The ...

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