The Big 3 anticipate that their efforts to improve quality on the plant floor will translate into gains in the annual Harbour Report on manufacturing efficiency in North America.
But the bigger question will be how much have the Big 3 narrowed the productivity gap with historic survey leaders Nissan North America Inc., American Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor North America Inc.
The results of the influential yearly study of North American factory productivity will be released on Wednesday, June 18, in Detroit.
Last year, Nissan topped the productivity charts with an average of 17.92 hours required to assemble a vehicle. Ford Motor Co. was nearly 10 hours behind at 26.87 hours per vehicle.