As plant expands, Mercedes focuses on quality, costs

Kurylko, Diana T.
March 2002
Automotive News;3/25/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5976, p4N
Trade Publication
Reports the decision of Mercedes-Benz to focus to quality and costs due to plant expansions in the U.S. Increase in the automation and recruitment of employees; Initiative of plant personnel to improve quality and lower costs; Participation in various studies of lean production evaluating vehicle factories.


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