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- Makers seek seamless changeovers. Buss, Dale D. // Automotive News;4/27/1998, Vol. 71 Issue 5763, p8N-L
Focuses on the speed and ease of switching automobile models in the automobile industry in the United States. Reference to Honda of America Manufacturing Incorporated's change to a new-generation Accord automobile overnight; Comments from John Paul MacDuffie, associate professor of management...
- Three for all. Pullin, John // Professional Engineering;03/28/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p32
Reports on the automobile industry's efforts to achieve the three-day car concept in Great Britain as of March 28, 2001. Benefits in trying to achieve the three-day goal; Problems faced by car companies planning to reduce the car-production period.
- COMMENTARY. Pullin, John // Professional Engineering;03/28/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p3
Comments on developments related to manufacturing engineering in Great Britain as of March 28, 2001. Advances in manufacturing technology employed in the production of the Fiesta automobile at Ford's Dagenham car plant; Increase in number of entries to the MX2001 Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
- Sequential monitoring of manufacturing processes: an application of grey forecasting models. Li-Lin Ku; Tung-Chen Huang // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Jan2006, Vol. 27 Issue 5/6, p543
This study used statistical control charts as an efficient tool for improving and monitoring the quality of manufacturing processes. Under the normality assumption, when a process variable is within control limits, the process is treated as being in-control. Sometimes, the process acts as an...
- UK and International Plant Cost Indices. // Process Engineering;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p57
The article provides information on the Great Britain and International Plant Cost Indices. It is noted that the indices give important data for process design and project engineers, with a composite figure that is made up of four components. It is revealed that the four components are made up...
- Delphi Lean Engineering Initiatives. Brown Jr., Andrew // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;May2000, Vol. 112 Issue 5, p76
Discusses the implementation of lean principles, a strategy for effective operations, at Delphi Automotive Systems, a global automotive systems supplier. Delphi's definition of lean; Elements of lean; Initiatives toward lean; Lean engineering fundamentals.
- Lessons for the General. Miller, Joe // Automotive News;5/15/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5874, p8n-d
Features the Cadillac assembly plant of General Motors Corp. (GM) in Lansing, Michigan. Representation of GM's interpretation of Japanese-style lean manufacturing in North America; Recruitment of manufacturing experts with firsthand experience at Japanese assembly plants; Team culture.
- Even in Thailand, Auto Plants Now Safe Places. FINLAY, STEVE // Ward's Auto World;Aug2012, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p6
The article discusses how automobile plants have become safer places, even in Thailand. According to the author, safety has become very important at auto factories where management has become fixated on keeping track of injury-free days. The author adds that safety has been factored into how...
- Why Volvo abolished the assembly line. Roach, John M. // Management Review;Sep77, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p48
Discusses why Swedish automobile firm Volvo AB has eliminated traditional production practices. Replacement of the traditional moving assembly line with group work; Shop floor decision problems; Working philosophy of the firm; Organizational and technical innovations at Volvo plants.