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“”‘Toyota’s labor productivity lead equates to a $350 to $500 per vehicle cost advantage relative to domestic manufacturers,’ said Harbour President Ron Harbour. He noted that Toyota has placed more emphasis on the Toyota Production System and the automaker is aggressively spreading standardized manufacturing processes throughout its plants.” According to the News, “Toyota Motor Corp. cut its total labor hours per vehicle 5.5 percent from last year’s study to 27.90 hours.””
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