Study: U.S. makers lag in planning

Couretas, John
August 1999
Automotive News;8/16/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5833, p24D
Trade Publication
Cites a study by University of Michigan Professor Jeffrey Liker showing that Japanese automakers are more efficient at forecasting parts requirements than their counterparts in the United States. Losses from unpredictability of production schedules; Optimism that domestic automakers will improve their planning skills.


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