Custom lines--built just in time
- Maker urged to fix factory maintenance. Chappell, Lindsay // Automotive News;8/29/1994, Vol. 69 Issue 5567, p3
Reports on the automobile industry's need to adopt preventive maintenance practices in their factories. Automakers' expenditures to keep their factories in working order; Identification of the best maintenance practices in the industry.
- Smart set-ups. Brooke, Lindsay // Automotive Industries;Nov96, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p71
Describes the teamwork and manufacturing set-ups at four automobile plants. Ford Windsor's just-in-time (JIT) production system; Work stages and procedures at General Motors diesel engine plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany; Role of the East Liberty, Ohio-based plant in the creating the stiff body...
- Running the show. Fajuri, Gabe // Automotive News;8/7/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5887, p51i
Features several car factory managers as of August 7, 2000. Names of executives; Names of car companies; Career background; Background on the car factories' business operations; Vehicle models manufactured.
- GM smooths the flow of parts into its plants. Couretas, John // Automotive News;10/4/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5841, p16
Focuses on General Motors' Global Capacity, Analysis and Planning System which seeks to improve the supply chain of the company's car factories. Features of the program; Implementation of the program for the company's European operations; Plans for implementing the program for the company's...
- Chrysler spends $300M to build transmission. // Knoxville Automotive Report;Jul2010, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p5
The article reports on the plan of Chrysler Group LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan to invest 300 million U.S. dollars to update its manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Indiana where its eight-speed transmissions with the Germany-based automobile parts maker ZF Group is built.
- How is Detroit Responding to Japanese and Swedish Organization and Management Systems. Rehder, Robert; Finston, Howard // Industrial Management;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p6
Focuses on Japanese and Swedish automobile organizational and management systems and their lessons for the U.S. automobile industry. Similarities and differences between Japanese and Swedish cultural and corporate characteristics; Innovative quality and productivity management strategies at...
- Commentary. Pullin, John // Professional Engineering;01/27/99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p3
Comments on the engineering business in general and in particular General Motors' Project Yellowstone. Project's goal to bring back acceptability to GM's North American `small' car factories; Project Yellowstone seen as an illustration of the nature of the engineering business of the 1990s;...
- Toyota officials debate how to manage new plant. Chappell, Lindsay // Automotive News;11/22/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5527, p33
Reports on the meeting of Toyota Motor Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. to discuss management of its $800 million Camry plant. Launching in April 1994; Question on separate or integrated management of the plant; Resignation of top manufacturing executives Russell Scaffede and Michael Dodge. INSET:...
- Chrysler maintenance electricians develop program to troubleshoot machine tools from operator... // Modern Machine Shop;May94, Vol. 66 Issue 12, p150
Focuses on the development of a ladder logic program at Chrysler Corp.'s Kenosha Jeep engine plant to assist electricians in troubleshooting. Elimination of processes; Installation of an IDT PanelMate video control panels; Production of inline four- and six-cylinder engines for all Jeep vehicles.