Transforming Automobile Assembly

Transforming Automobile Assembly

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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.Development of the rate of I manual spots in welding shops |Ill- 6m2 6m2 I I I-+ I I I T- I I I- I I 1981 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1993 1994 Year of launching of each welding plant ... Source: Renault, Direction des technologies de production The poor positioning of parts during the berthing process under the body and during automatic fixing has long since been a source of costly line stoppages. ... An intermediate form was implemented for the development of the Safrane and Clio cars.

Title:Transforming Automobile Assembly
Author:Koichi Shimokawa, Ulrich Jürgens, Takahiro Fujimoto
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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