TITLE

BMW's journey: Japan and back

AUTHOR(S)
Chappell, Lindsay
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Automotive News;10/11/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5842, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the cultural revolution at the BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the five years since it opened in 1994. Adoption of Japanese manufacturing culture in 1994; Impetus for changes implemented by the company; Homegrown solutions for challenges faced by the company; Layout of the plant; Management changes made. INSET: Meetings shift into high gear.
ACCESSION #
2395219

 

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