GM achieved a 2.2% net material cost reduction in 2001, while its spill rate performance – a measure of the number of times vehicle assembly is curtailed due to defective parts – improved by 34% and its parts per million defect rate fell by 39% during the year. The targets are achievable, says Bo Andersson, GM’s vice president of worldwide purchasing, production control and logistics. "We are on track to make the 3.5% (target), but we don’t have it in the bag yet," he says during a ...

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