WINDSOR, Ont., Canada – Productivity improvements should be in the 7.5% to 8% range for the next couple years for Chrysler Group, surpassing internal stretch targets, says Tom LaSorda, executive vice president-manufacturing. Through the first three quarters of 2002, it is "north of 7% already," LaSorda says. Ending the year with the ability to cut the time it takes to build new vehicles by as much as 8% would be a major accomplishment, LaSorda says, given that Chrysler improved ...

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