Here's a step-by-step walk through of an automated line in Brazil that uses 12 robots to assemble hatchbacks. It's an innovative line for an innovative vehicle.
A different kind of car. A different kind of company. And a different way to build engines. That's Saturn.
While the world has focused on Chrysler's up-coming merger with Daimler, the company has also focused on its relationship with Brazil. In particular, the relationship between its newly dedicated Dodge Dakota plant and its suppliers, among others. --By Colleen Dejong, Senior Associate Editor
By James Gaffney, Product Engineer, Precision Grinding and Patrick D. Redington, Manager, Precision Grinding Business Unit, Norton Company (Worcester, MA)
Here are some techniques that you and your team can use to get a handle on dealing with such things as software licenses and making sure that what you pay for is what you actually get.
In Part I (August '98), Glenn Mercer of McKinsey & Co. describes some of the plant-level initiatives—such as team building—that are proven to boost productivity. Here he looks at the various departments of an assembly plant and provides recommendations regarding how operations can be improved.
A look at Index Corp.'s MV200 Production Center.