Author Topic: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?  (Read 5963 times)

69Z28-RS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3018
  • owner since 4-Apr-1976
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2013, 07:17:25 PM »
I'm just trying to make sense of all the numbers...

At 57/hr, they would have had to work more than 8 hr shifts daily to meet the production achieved, as shown in the table below.   (8x57=456, 9 x 57 = 513, 10 x 57=570, 11 x 57 = 627, 12 x 57 = 684, etc...)   

Were they always working two shifts over the entire prod year?  Adding or stopping shifts would seem difficult to do based on manpower?

They worked two 8-hour shifts. 16 hours x 57 per hour = 912 per day.

Adding or dropping shifts was a manpower training and quality nightmare due to seniority-driven "shift-bumping" - it wasn't done.
Thanks John,

Was the difference in the 912/day, and what they actually achieved, made up in firebird production??  or ??
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

Frosty69

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2013, 05:32:17 AM »
I also have an 01C with I120 , the production date on the build sheet is 1/15.

VINCE Z28

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 463
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2013, 06:09:15 AM »
John Z , I worked in production for 25 years and we worked 24 / 7  three shifts . Why wasn't the car companies working 3 shifts all those years? Terry
" He who knows naught, knows not that he knows naught"  It's not you...  It's just the way my brain is wired.

JohnZ

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4278
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »
John Z , I worked in production for 25 years and we worked 24 / 7  three shifts . Why wasn't the car companies working 3 shifts all those years? Terry

It's a long story, but running an old assembly plant that employed 7,000 - 8,000 people on 3 shifts was an enormous undertaking; most of the supply system couldn't support it, and vehicle demand wasn't stable enough to justify it on a continuing basis. Norwood ran 3 shifts for a while during the second-gen years, and it wasn't a success.

Some assembly plants run 3 shifts today to maximize utilization of capacity, but those plants and the supply/logistics systems that support them were designed to do that from the beginning.
'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG

JohnZ

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4278
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2013, 05:57:02 PM »
I'm just trying to make sense of all the numbers...

At 57/hr, they would have had to work more than 8 hr shifts daily to meet the production achieved, as shown in the table below.   (8x57=456, 9 x 57 = 513, 10 x 57=570, 11 x 57 = 627, 12 x 57 = 684, etc...)   

Were they always working two shifts over the entire prod year?  Adding or stopping shifts would seem difficult to do based on manpower?

They worked two 8-hour shifts. 16 hours x 57 per hour = 912 per day.

Adding or dropping shifts was a manpower training and quality nightmare due to seniority-driven "shift-bumping" - it wasn't done.
Thanks John,

Was the difference in the 912/day, and what they actually achieved, made up in firebird production??  or ??


912 per day was the number, and the Camaro/Firebird mix was established and stable;  that mix didn't change without plenty of advance notice to the supply system. If they came up short (due to mechanical breakdowns, material shortages, etc.), incremental daily overtime was scheduled to make it up.
'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG

william

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1317
    • View Profile
Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ?
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2013, 10:33:20 PM »
I also have an 01C with I120 , the production date on the build sheet is 1/15.

That's the day the Chevy paperwork was printed and final assembly started; body fab was complete. The car rolled off the line a day or two later.