Alternatives to Lean Production

Alternatives to Lean Production

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Berggren provides a detailed evaluation of the reorganization of work within the Swedish auto industry during the period from 1970 to 1990, when the industry developed a distinctly different production design and work organization, exploring alternatives to the assembly line and to the traditional shop-floor hierarchy. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThe team organization characteristic of the lean producers emphasizes a different language and manner of communication: all employees are supposed to treat one ... but its factory regime is rigorous with demands for perfect attendance, mandatory company uniforms, the prohibition of all ... To quote the president of Local 2488 at Diamond Star: aquot;They talk a lot about flexibility, but ita#39;s a one-way street.

Title:Alternatives to Lean Production
Author:Christian Berggren
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1993


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