Sunday, April 8, 2012

Harley-Davidson's new York, PA Plant Leads the Way

The brand new York, PA manufacturing plant operated by Harley-Davidson uses modern techniques to assist the company to be more efficient and be better able to respond to changes in the market. An article by Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel gives all the details about how the new system is working. Here's an excerpt:

"York's new factory, housed in one building, is much smaller than the old sprawling campus patched together over decades. But this year it will assemble more bikes than were built in the old system two years ago. One motorcycle rolls off the assembly line here every 89 seconds. York is a model of efficiency that Harley wants to replicate at all of its factories, including Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk, where the new manufacturing system will eliminate several hundred jobs but will lower costs and make the plants more responsive to changes in the motorcycle marketplace." -- Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee
Read the rest of this informative article.