Transforming Auto Assembly. Experience in Automation and Work Organization
Kurzbeschreibung Five years after the publication of MIT lean production book practitioners and academics from Japan, USA and Europe present new concepts, findings and conclusions in regard to one of the most critical areas of automobile production. The focus of the book is to explore automation and work organization for the final assembly operations in the world automobile industry. The authors are company practitioners in charge of planning assembly operations and academic researchers drawing from recent empirical work. Thus, the book presents a multi-facetted view on a development of critical importance for future development of the industry. The book is rich with figures, fotos, tables, thus making the text vivid, easy to understand and illustrative.
Synopsis For the leading car companies of the world, the early 1990s brought significant changes, both in efficiency and profits. The assembly lines were reorganized in order to achieve higher quality at less cost. This volume examines the revolution in work organization and assembly automation.
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