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.