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    :: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 ::

    Carmakers' Big Idea: Think Small - By MICHELINE MAYNARD, New York Times
    The plant is run by the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance, a partnership of Chrysler, Mitsubishi of Japan and Hyundai of South Korea. The companies will be able to share the half-million engines the plant can build each year, allowing them all to invest smaller amounts, meet their needs for engines and enjoy economies of scale that they couldn't have achieved individually.

    To get there, the three have negotiated a relatively small labor burden from the United Automobile Workers union: a contract as thin as a pocket calendar that does not call for dozens of narrowly defined jobs, as is common in many unionized auto plants, but has only one category, called team member, for hourly workers. Everyone learns every job and a result is a work force that is self-starting and flexible.
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