System Skills

Smith, Brett C.
November 2000
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Nov2000, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p32
Trade Publication
Discusses the application of the concept of modularity into the automobile industry. Information on the report `Modularity'; Information on the problem involving Ford Motor Co. and Firestone; Difference between computers and cars concerning the application of the modularity concept.


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