Chrysler LLC’s plan to eliminate shifts at five assembly plants moves the needle on the auto maker’s supply-vs-demand gauge, a Ward’s analysis indicates. By first quarter 2008, Chrysler will have reduced its annual assembly capacity by approximately 370,000 vehicles – a 10.1% decline to 3.3 million units from 3.7 million, according to Ward’s data. Capacity reduction is a cornerstone of Chrysler’s ongoing reorganization, launched in February with the “Recovery and Transformation Plan,” ...
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