Car companies welcome back their flexible friend

Kochan, Anna
December 2001
Engineer (00137758);12/7/2001, Vol. 290 Issue 7581, p1
Focuses on the use of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), a production-line concept conceived in the early 1980s to handle small batches of components, by car manufacturers. Purpose of the concept; Companies that invested on the technology; Views of BMW powertrain division director Lutz Kuhme.


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