How Flexible Is Your Factory?

Weber, Austin
March 2009
Assembly;Mar2009, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p30
The article discusses the importance of flexibility in assembly systems in manufacturing facilities in the U.S. It is said that flexible assembly lines enable companies to react quickly to shifting consumer demands and short product life cycles. The implementation and benefits of flexible assembly systems in the automobile industry are detailed. According to Oliver Wyman Inc. partner John Lucci, product design is critical to flexibility.


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