Building trucks--then and now

Vasilash, Gary S.
January 1998
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Jan1998, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p54
Trade Publication
Reports on the changes in the manufacturing of Ford F-Series pickup trucks over the years. Interviewing of F-Series manufacturing veterans regarding their views on manufacturing changes; Difference of mind sets regarding goal attainment; Role of automation in manufacturing; Improvement of working relationship between labor and management.


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