Lean Reflections: Auto production shifts to and from Mexico

by Dave

Lean Reflections:
It was interesting to hear yesterday that Chrysler and Nissan are working together on some new vehicles. It was not surprising to hear that Chrysler will manufacture a pickup truck for Nissan in Mexico, and that the Nissan product for Chrysler will be made in Asia. But it may have been a rebuke to doomsayers to hear that current production in Saltillo, MX, will be moved to a plant outside St. Louis.