Production resumed on Tuesday at BMW and Volkswagen car plants in western Germany that were shut down last week after strikes for a shorter work week by workers in the east dried up the supply of parts, according to Associated Press (AP). The AP report said that BMW plants in Munich, Regensburg and Dingolfing, in the southern state of Bavaria, had to stop making the company's 3-series model for six days after [gearbox] supplier ZF Getriebe was hit by the selective walkouts organised by the IG Metall union.