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Chrysler again shows big improvement in productivity

DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group made the biggest gain in North American manufacturing efficiency last year, passing Ford Motor Co. for the first time in a closely watched study of automotive productivity. Chrysler, the smallest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/11/bus_418540.shtml
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Cost-cutting, not new business, lifts profits

...the leading maker of networking equipment has dramatically cut costs, slashing its work force, improving manufacturing efficiencies and asking suppliers for lower component prices. At Kimberly-Clark, earnings rose 10 percent in the fourth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/07/bus_374866.shtml
Business
Champion prefers International Paper's $75-a-share offer

...to strengthen its core business. The merger is expected to result in a $425 million savings as a result of manufacturing efficiencies, the company said. The paper industry has fared well in recent years. First-quarter results for most paper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/11/bus_288214.shtml
Business | International Paper
International bids for rival

...communications papers business. The merger is expected to result in a $425 million savings as a result of manufacturing efficiencies. Atlanta-based paper manufacturer Georgia-Paper, which is holding its annual meeting in Augusta next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/26/bus_288982.shtml
Business | International Paper
Benefits of bar code plentiful

...vision never would have guessed that the odd computer markings could lead to better consumer choices and greater manufacturing efficiency and contribute to the longest period of economic prosperity in American history. "I think it's benefited...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/16/bus_261497.shtml
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Boeing Co. to cut 6,700 more jobs than projected

...SEATTLE -- Boeing Co. said Monday it will cut 6,700 more jobs than expected due to reduced overtime and other manufacturing efficiencies in its commercial airplane division. The additional cuts mean that total job reductions by the end of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/16/bus_256287.shtml
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Chrysler sales, costcutting boot earnings

...on the New York Stock Exchange. "This company is just the yardstick by which others need to be measured for manufacturing efficiency and costs," said Philip Fricke, senior auto analyst for Prudential Securities Inc. The results were a sharp...

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Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab

...seven months of this year. The trip was a chance for LaSorda to emphasize the company's efforts to improve manufacturing efficiency. LaSorda has made lean manufacturing a priority in his five years at the company. He is taking over for Chrysler...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/12/liv_444925.shtml
Life & style
President is eager to keep E-Z-GO rolling along

...Textron closed its Cushman industrial vehicle plant in Lincoln, Neb., and moved production to Augusta, where manufacturing efficiencies allowed it to take on the new line without a brick-and-mortar expansion. Even more production could be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/11/bus_411743.shtml
Business | Club Car | E-Z-Go
Business briefs

...from appliance manufacturers in China, Korea and Germany have put increased pressure on Maytag to increase manufacturing efficiency. Closing the plant will save the company $35 million, he said. Maytag builds refrigerated vending machines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/09/bus_372082.shtml
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