Fixed…or Flex?

Vasilash, Gary S.
January 2009
Automotive Design & Production;Jan2009, Vol. 121 Issue 1, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the need for U.S. auto makers to adopt more flexible manufacturing processes in light of the global economic crisis. He relates how annoyed a Detroit U.S. auto executive was upon learning that the Honda America manufacturing plant was able to change its assembly line within a matter of days and not months. He cites that a failure to acknowledge more efficient and flexible manufacturing processes have led Detroit's Big Three car manufacturers to their current financial mess.


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