Honda expects to run full production shifts at US factories on Tuesdays and Wednesday from May 9th through July 1st by adding a single eight-hour shift for Thursdays. But this regulation does not apply for the Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant.
All US factories were operating two shifts prior to parts shortages. Employees at these factories reportedly will not feel the pinch of the abbreviated production schedules either, as they will have the choice of staying home or completing training without paying penalty.
Ed Miller – Honda spokesperson stated that the reason for shifting the US production schedule is to achieve more efficient operations. One of the Japanese car manufacturers seemly will not make any decisions about the US production beyond July 1st until the circumstance is clearer.
Why does Honda suspend the order? Those cars are assembled in Japan where parts shortages are still critical. At this moment, the Japanese car maker is waiting the operations to return to normal production before the end of the year.