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Excell, Mike
February 2005
Metalworking Production;Feb2005, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p19
Trade Publication
The article notes how training and learning became key elements of corporate culture at Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW's) Hams Hall engine plant. When BMW's Hams Hall engine plant started life four years ago, the company identified a significant deficit in job related skills. The training programmes BMW put in place to address this have implications for any company that truly wants to invest in people. These programmes and the selection procedure which precedes them are thorough and challenging; and demand mutual respect between trainee and company. This special relationship is underlined by the way BMW refers to members of its workforce as manufacturing associates.


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