The Manufacturing Line

Segment 3 from “manu factura”

Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 9/16 @ 10:30am ET
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Wednesday, 9/19 @ 10:30am ET

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  2. Segment 1: Manufacturing Politics

    Guest:

    • Dave McCurdy, President and CEO,Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  3. Segment 2: MBS Economic Update

    Guest:

    • Sean McAlinden, Chief Economist, Center for Automotive Research
  4. Segment 3: The Manufacturing Line

    Guest:

    • Larry Jutte, Senior Vice President, Honda of America Mfg.
  5. EXTRA: Joe Hinrichs, VP, North American Manufacturing, Ford


Synopsis

The original Latin for the noun "manufacturing" translates to the phrase "making by hand." In today's auto industry, that's about as popular as the use of Latin itself. With CAD, robotics and modular assembly, hands are having less and less to do with vehicle construction every day. And the guests joining John McElroy on this week's Autoline Detroit know that better than most.

Dave McCurdy is the president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade association that has a "hand" in shaping public policy about manufacturing. John talks with Mr. McCurdy about his organization and the issues it believes will impact the future of automotive manufacturing in America.

Meanwhile, Larry Jutte is the senior vice president of Honda of America Manufacturing. He has his "hands" in the actual manufacturing process -- everything from cost reductions to outsourcing to local suppliers. Mr. Jutte joins John to talk about Honda's philosophy and how it continues to evolve as it celebrates a quarter century -- this year -- of manufacturing Accords in America.

In addition, John talks automotive economics with Sean McAlinden from the Center for Automotive Research.