Japanese carmakers’ weapon of choice in Trump trade war: Flexible factories



Nick Carey | Reuters

SMYRNA, Tenn. (Reuters) – At points along the assembly line at Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s 7201.T largest U.S. factory, workers wheel trolleys past shelves selecting parts wherever they see a green or blue light. Nissan calls the system “pick to the light,” and it helps workers get the right part for whichever of six different vehicles built at the plant, according to Ryan Fulkerson, director of new model engineering during a walk along the line. “No matter which model comes down the line, the right parts are waiting for it,” said Fulkerson. Read more here