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Adapting to sudden shifts

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Adapting to sudden shifts

  1. 1. Rapid Response:Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand Dan BednarzykVice President, Manufacturing, Canton Nissan North America, Inc.
  2. 2. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFlexibility Able to bend without breaking Webster’s Dictionary
  3. 3. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Flexibility in light of a challenging market
  4. 4. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Flexibility in light of a challenging market• Importance of communication
  5. 5. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Flexibility in light of a challenging market• Importance of communication• Shift to commercial vehicles
  6. 6. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Flexibility in light of a challenging market• Importance of communication• Shift to commercial vehicles• Planning for tomorrow
  7. 7. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandNissan’s Canton Plant
  8. 8. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFlexibility in Light ofa Challenging Market
  9. 9. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandOuch!!!
  10. 10. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandReacting to Market Changes• Four cylinder engines from Alliance partner
  11. 11. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandReacting to Market Changes• Four cylinder engines from Alliance partner• Ramped up small car production
  12. 12. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandReacting to Market Changes• Four cylinder engines from Alliance partner• Ramped up small car production• Aggressive sales programs
  13. 13. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandLeveraging Experience
  14. 14. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand
  15. 15. Automotive Manufacturing in the SoutheastAdjustedProduction
  16. 16. Automotive Manufacturing in the Southeast Reduced Inventory
  17. 17. Automotive Manufacturing in the SoutheastOptimizingCosts
  18. 18. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandImportance ofCommunication
  19. 19. Automotive Manufacturing in the SoutheastEmployee Communication
  20. 20. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandImportance of Communication• Survival of the company
  21. 21. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandImportance of Communication• Survival of the company• Job security
  22. 22. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandImportance of Communication• Survival of the company• Job security• Stability of pay
  23. 23. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand Motivating Employees
  24. 24. Automotive Manufacturing in the Southeast Transparency
  25. 25. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand Shifting toCommercial Vehicles
  26. 26. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandCommercial Vehicle Concept
  27. 27. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandExpansion
  28. 28. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFlexible
  29. 29. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFlexible Frugal
  30. 30. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFlexible Frugal Responsive
  31. 31. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand PlanningFor Tomorrow
  32. 32. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandFacing Challenges
  33. 33. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandTraining
  34. 34. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer DemandDifferent Approach
  35. 35. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model
  36. 36. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model• Recognize changing environment early
  37. 37. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model• Recognize changing environment early• Contingency planning
  38. 38. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model• Recognize changing environment early• Contingency planning• Decisive action ahead of competition
  39. 39. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model• Recognize changing environment early• Contingency planning• Decisive action ahead of competition• Protection of cash
  40. 40. Adapting to Sudden Shifts in Customer Demand• Build flexibility into business model• Recognize changing environment early• Contingency planning• Decisive action ahead of competition• Protection of cash• Engagement of employees

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