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21 April 2011 :: 12:04:40 pm 52983

Toyota’s Drastic Production Cuts

Toyota has announced a drastic production cuts in China and North America plants due to difficulty supplying parts following the tsunami and earthquake.
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Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) will continue production till June 3, although the company has previously planned to cease production on Mondays and Fridays between April 15 – 25.

“During the same period, production will run at 50% on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” the company said.

According to Toyota Motor Corp, there are no further decisions made about productions after June 3.

“No layoffs are planned during this period,” the statement said. “Team members will utilize nonproduction time for training and plant improvement activities.”

“We are trying to continue production as much as possible and keep our work force intact in order to facilitate a smooth transition back to full production when all parts are available,” said Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of TEMA.

In addition, Canadian and U.S production will be suspended for the week beginning May 23 and May 30 respectively.

In March this year Toyota told the U.S. plants to prepare for shut down due to difficulty supplying automotive parts.

Toyota employs 25,000 workers in North America and operates nine plants in the U.S. It also has three plants in Canada and one in Mexico.

In China, the company plans to go to 30% to 50% production from Thursday through June 3 because of difficulties delivering parts.

Toyota has already announced a production cut in its manufacturing facilities in Japan to 50%.

Officials said Tuesday that the drop in production would continue and that Toyota would stop production all together between the dates of April 28 to May 9.

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