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January 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p74
Trade Publication
The authors of this article set the scene and explain the 3DayCarproject. The key question for the project is whether vehicle stock can be virtually eliminated without a significant effect on the level of component stock in the production supply chain. The first area of research in the project was to map the process from the customer ordering the car, through to the vehicle being produced and delivered to the customer. The key principles in making the potential feasibility of the project are that cars should be built only when required by customers, orders should be booked directly into assembly slots, production slots should be visible to supply chain partners and technical complexity should be minimized while maintaining customer choice.


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