A Great Showing For Gm ConsideringJames B. Treece
General Motors is at the bottom of the class again
--but gets an "A" for effort. That's from the latest report card on the North American auto industry by Harbour & Associates of Troy, Mich. Sure, GM's $355 profit per car or truck sold in 1994's first quarter lagged Chrysler and Ford (table). Plus, no GM facility is in Harbour's Top Ten most productive North American car and truck assembly plants. And yeah, to be as productive as Ford in assembly, engine, transmission, and stamping plants, GM would have to shed about 20,000 white- and blue-collar workers, Harbour says.
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