Transforming Automobile Assembly: Experience in Automation and Work Organization

Transforming Automobile Assembly: Experience in Automation and Work Organization

by Koichi Shimokawa, Ulrich Jurgens, Takahiro Fujimoto
     
 

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For the world's leading car-makers, the early 1990s brought radical changes. The reports published by MIT shocked management in European and American industries. Former major companies had to face consequences no one had expected. The assembly-lines were reorganized in order to achieve higher quality at lower costs.
Five years after the MIT report, this book poses

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For the world's leading car-makers, the early 1990s brought radical changes. The reports published by MIT shocked management in European and American industries. Former major companies had to face consequences no one had expected. The assembly-lines were reorganized in order to achieve higher quality at lower costs.
Five years after the MIT report, this book poses the question: What are the results of this revolution in work organization? Scientists and practitioners, many of them involved in earlier reports, evaluate the changes to the automotive industry in Europe and Japan. An insight into recent concepts in automation and the organization of production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642643774
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/22/2011
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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