Originally Posted by 1973Commando
That came from me;
I was repeating what the guy at Chrysler told me. He said "they are collecting parts now and when they have them all you will go to D1". I assumed it was true because I was talking to Chrysler; I called the number for tracking posted on wj2jeeps
Since that time, someone, I think Willx, said that wasn't true. He said Just in time processing meant the parts are never there until almost the time they go into the vehicle.
I will never take anything they say as fact again.
Well I wouldn't say he was entirely off base.. He just got the steps mixed up a bit. He was confusing 'production scheduled' with D1 status.
Production scheduled is when the process of gathering parts BEGINS. Not ends. D1 comes when those parts are gathered and the car is (typically) within 2-3 weeks of beginning production. HOWEVER, even with D1 status, those parts don't necessarily have to be IN the plant yet. As Willx and Excursion have explained, bc of the JIT delivery process, they can simply be on the way.
So, one may be wondering, "well my car is in D1, so if that's true, then my parts should still get there and they can build mine.
" And so as to prevent having to respond to such an assumption, I'll tell you now it's not that simple. There are A LOT more variables in the equation. Especially when something like this happens.. Which is why I never hang much weight on the tracking status'.
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