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Trimmed: Honda to reduce options, tweak production to boost efficiency

May 08, 2019 - Columbus Business First (Ohio)

Honda Motor Co.'s flexible manufacturing seems to have become too flexible.

The Japan-based automaker will cut back on the number of vehicle variations as it strives to improve efficiency and profitability.

CEO Takahiro Hachigo Wednesday spoke about that and other long-term production initiatives for the company in the wake of a quarter in which the company reported a $118 million loss.

"As a result of accommodating regional needs somewhat excessively in each individual region,...