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Old 03-02-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Orient330iNYC View Post
if i remember correctly, aside from the SA plant, the lear factories are near the bmw factories. they do just in time supply, the seats are assembled and shipped to the factory just before the production of the car begins.
there was a segment about it showing the production of the e90 in the leipzig factory, the order for the seats would come in a few hours before the car entered prod. i cant remember the name of the show, but it was on cable
The local just-in-time supply chain program may be just for seat assembly and the parts are probably manufactured elsewhere. I can't see them having redundant manufacturing facilities at each of their customer's auto assembly center locations.

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