The Biggest of the Big Three

General Motors Corp. is the world's largest manufacturing company and automaker by revenue. Consider that GM:

  • Produced more than 9 million vehicles in 170 countries in 2000.
  • Requires more than 5,000 parts for an average car.
  • Has almost 400,000 employees in 40 countries.
  • Plants receive 180 million pounds of material from 12,000 sources in a round-the-clock, just-in-time environment daily.
  • Manufactures vehicles in more than 200 assembly facilities on six of the seven continents.
  • Has 14,000 dealers.
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