Modular assembly will not be an issue this summer during talks between DaimlerChrysler Corp. and the United Auto Workers because the automaker is not pursuing a North American strategy that includes the new manufacturing scheme, says Gary Henson, DCC senior vice president-Manufacturing. “Our strategy is not modularity. Our strategy is cost,” says the new manufacturing chief. “We're not talking about doing modularity here.” To hammer that point home, Mr. Henson led a tour last week of the ...
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