# Production rates

Can someone help me with the numbers? From 2/00 to 7/00, 5 to 6 SR20s were shipped per month. I believe production then ramped up as follows: Aug = 9, Sept = 10, Oct = 13, Nov = 14, Dec = 10. I thought I read somewhere that 106 SR20s were built as of the end of 2000. The latest Cirrus announcement, dated Feb 2, states that 111 planes have been built to date. Therefore only 5 planes were built in January. The goal is to be at 30/month by the end of March (with less people). I’m not trying to be negative, since I think Cirrus is a great company. Just looking at the numbers.

``The layoff doesn't scare me. I've purchased many cars from Ford, and GM, and they have layoffs all the time (to stay in business).``

The release actually states that 111 planes have been “delivered”. Recall that they changed from reporting planes “produced” to planes “delivered”. Adjusting for this change would yield a more consistent production number for January.

Can someone help me with the numbers? From 2/00 to 7/00, 5 to 6 SR20s were shipped per month. I believe production then ramped up as follows: Aug = 9, Sept = 10, Oct = 13, Nov = 14, Dec = 10. I thought I read somewhere that 106 SR20s were built as of the end of 2000. The latest Cirrus announcement, dated Feb 2, states that 111 planes have been built to date. Therefore only 5 planes were built in January. The goal is to be at 30/month by the end of March (with less people). I’m not trying to be negative, since I think Cirrus is a great company. Just looking at the numbers.

The layoff doesn’t scare me. I’ve purchased many cars from Ford, and GM, and they have layoffs all the time (to stay in business).

It still doesn’t make sense. If you extrapolate last falls ramp up, my guess is that 18 planes should have been built in January, leaving 13 planes sitting around waiting for delivery.

The release actually states that 111 planes have been “delivered”. Recall that they changed from reporting planes “produced” to planes “delivered”. Adjusting for this change would yield a more consistent production number for January.

Can someone help me with the numbers? From 2/00 to 7/00, 5 to 6 SR20s were shipped per month. I believe production then ramped up as follows: Aug = 9, Sept = 10, Oct = 13, Nov = 14, Dec = 10. I thought I read somewhere that 106 SR20s were built as of the end of 2000. The latest Cirrus announcement, dated Feb 2, states that 111 planes have been built to date. Therefore only 5 planes were built in January. The goal is to be at 30/month by the end of March (with less people). I’m not trying to be negative, since I think Cirrus is a great company. Just looking at the numbers.

The layoff doesn’t scare me. I’ve purchased many cars from Ford, and GM, and they have layoffs all the time (to stay in business).

That’s the whole point. If you could extrapolate last fall’s ramp-up, they would be where they want to be re: production rate. But they ain’t there, which is why they are doing a re-organization. However, it is likely that January’s production was in the 12-14 range. Their admitted problem seems to be that they are staffed for 20+ per month but can’t get seem to get there the way they’re doing things.

It still doesn’t make sense. If you extrapolate last falls ramp up, my guess is that 18 planes should have been built in January, leaving 13 planes sitting around waiting for delivery.

The release actually states that 111 planes have been “delivered”. Recall that they changed from reporting planes “produced” to planes “delivered”. Adjusting for this change would yield a more consistent production number for January.

Can someone help me with the numbers? From 2/00 to 7/00, 5 to 6 SR20s were shipped per month. I believe production then ramped up as follows: Aug = 9, Sept = 10, Oct = 13, Nov = 14, Dec = 10. I thought I read somewhere that 106 SR20s were built as of the end of 2000. The latest Cirrus announcement, dated Feb 2, states that 111 planes have been built to date. Therefore only 5 planes were built in January. The goal is to be at 30/month by the end of March (with less people). I’m not trying to be negative, since I think Cirrus is a great company. Just looking at the numbers.

The layoff doesn’t scare me. I’ve purchased many cars from Ford, and GM, and they have layoffs all the time (to stay in business).

That’s the whole point. If you could extrapolate last fall’s ramp-up, they would be where they want to be re: production rate. But they ain’t there, which is why they are doing a re-organization. However, it is likely that January’s production was in the 12-14 range. Their admitted problem seems to be that they are staffed for 20+ per month but can’t get seem to get there the way they’re doing things.

Or, to put it another way: Cirrus hired a staff against projections detailed in a business plan. That plan called for a specific production rate. They did not meet that production rate, and, therefore, could not afford to keep their current staffing levels. With the reduced staff, I’m sure the new plan also calls for a reduced production rate. I imagine they are hoping that by reorganizing under new leadership, they will be able to develop new production processes that bring costs more in line with original projections. Once that happens, and only when that happens, will they ramp up hiring and production rates again.