Thursday, January 17, 2019

Nissan Cutting Canton Production

Nissan is cutting shifts at the Canton plant. A memo sent to suppliers stated:

Nissan has seen reduced demand for the LCV and Titan models in the US market.  Despite efforts to align production volumes with demand throughout the fiscal year, market conditions warrant further volume reduction actions.

In response, Canton will take advantage of our flexible manufacturing system to adjust to market demand.

The following actions are taken for Canton production:

Beginning January 28, 2019: Line 3 will eliminate NIGHT shift production and will run day shift only.  Day shift production will be 7:30 am - 4pm (Monday D1- Friday D5). If Saturday or Overtime Production is required, it will be communicated via the weekly overtime memo.

Beginning February 25, 2019: Line 1 will eliminate AFTERNOON shift production and will run night and day shift only. Production shift times will be announced at a later date.  If Saturday or Overtime Production is required, it wil be communicated via the weekly overtime memo.

Line 2 will have no impact - 8 hour production will continue to be 2 shifts (night/day)/5 days per week.

While these schedule changes will be in effect for the foreseeable future, Nissan will continue to monitor market conditions and react accordingly.  Any future schedule adjustments will be communicated through the appropriate channels.


Anonymous said...

The new Titan is ugly. Nissan took a serous step back in the styling department. Probably would've sold better if they had only made a minor update combined with the new diesel power plant.

Anonymous said...

I guess the lot off Hwy 22 where they have all those Titans stored is getting too full.

Anonymous said...

The Titan is indeed one ugly truck. What were they thinking?

Anonymous said...

What is the LCV?

Anonymous said...

Of all the Nissan plants around the world...the one in Canton is the worst.
Huge Recalls, high absenteeism, poor quality....guess which plant is #1?
The Plant in Mexico City.

The GM in Canton spent weeks in Mexico trying to figure out how to bring their
work effort to MS...never succeeded. I suggest taking out the 2 hr breaks everyday...shut down the hamburger and hot dog carts, and encouraging younger and healthier workers to start.

Anonymous said...

They look like a Ford truck

Anonymous said...

Nissan's biggest problem is that Renault holds a 40+ stake in the company. Nissan has never been known for top-notch quality like Toyota & Honda, but Renault is total dog shit. I agree that the new Titan is ugly, which doesn't help matters, and that LCV van is an abomination. I hate it for affected folks at the Canton plant, but Nissan is not a well run company.

Anonymous said...

ford and chevy now build great cars down in mexico. is the wall to mexico to keep them out or us in?

Anonymous said...

I’ve owned 2 Nissan products. No more for me.

Anonymous said...

Nissan drank the Kool-aid. They didn't realize that if you hire a bunch of clowns, you can't even build decent clown cars. Who am I kidding, they are Japanese. They know what's up. That plant will close once the tax incentives end.

They should encourage choir songs on the assembly line like in the old days.

Swing low

Anonymous said...

Ummm it's not only the crap product. They are following suit with the GM layoffs. Automotive recession is coming.

Anonymous said...

New auto prices are comical for the average household. I can't believe the auto manufacturers actually sell as many as they do. It seems it would be extra hard to sell ugly and expensive.

Anonymous said...

Imagine the upheaval if Bennie and Bernie (and all those activist preacher-men) had succeeded in bringing a union to Canton. As it is, management can make and implement decisions without interference from union goons. Management making production decisions. What a concept.

Anonymous said...

New auto prices are too high. That’s why you see 5, 6, 7 even 8 year financing terms now, and crazy lease deals. That’s the only way the average person can afford it. But you can thank your government for some of that cost. Nanny state devices like back up cameras, skid control, air bags in every nook and cranny are mandated and cost money.

Anonymous said...

Nissan trucks get pathetic gas mileage....that's a real problem.

Anonymous said...

Read the fine print in this article...

The Clinton Germans better figure this shit out quick.

Anonymous said...

I love corporate propaganda. Let me translate this double speak for the rubes out there:

The global economy did expand for a while and now it's contracting. Auto loans are at an all time high, and the average consumer cannot afford the payments at 0%, much less what passes for a normal interest rate environment these days.

In order to adjust to the new business environment of the era and to please our share holders, we will ensue with cost cutting measures where we can. Think the equity markets are coming back based on sound economics? Just wait until you see the new job numbers that you can't access right now. After all, things are so wonderful that our treasury secretary felt the need to broadcast to the world that the plunge protection team would save the day.

Thanks for playing.

Mr. Maypop said...

7:37 - We can buy used tires at several places out on West Peace Street on the north side. No problemo. Quit confusing the issue.

Anonymous said...

EEOC and wrongfull discharge litigation en mass ahead!

RIF 101 said...

Don't know why my reply to 11:31 was shit canned. Let me try again.

The EEOC's very continued existence relies on their ginning up charge after charge of race and sex discrimination. There will be no successful charges of temporary employees being laid off if that is Nissan's written Reduction In Force Plan. A company that has a written plan that's followed consistently will never be found to have discriminated illegally as long as The Plan is laid out without violating Employment Law.

Wrongful Discharge? You might want to visit a definitions handbook.

You can bet your sweet ass (or sour as your post seems to indicate) that a corporation as large and 'lawyered up' as Nissan is has a finely tuned and easily defensible Reduction In Force policy. But, stand by with your cardboard highway-sign.

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