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The Globalization of the North American Auto Industry
Wholesale v Piecemeal Two Implementations of a Global Manufacturing System
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Adler American auto industry Andon system assembly line assembly plants auto plants automaker's automakers Automobile Industry automotive Babson began Big Three Carrillo cars changes Chevy Suburbans collective bargaining agreements commodity chain competition contract DuPre economic employee participation schemes engineering export factory regime final assembly firms floor Fordist Gereffi Global Manufacturing System GM's Guanajuato hired hours per vehicle human resource implementation improve included increased industrial relations system Janesville Gazette Janesville plant Janesville's Japanese job rotation kaizen labor relations layoff lean production line operators MacDuffie management's mass production Mexican Mexico City Motors negotiated North American auto NUMMI organization percent perform plant manager policies problem production process productivity and quality restructuring role seniority system shift Silao SITIMM sport utility vehicles strategy supervisors suppliers supply chain team coordinators team leader teamwork Toyota trucks U.S. auto industry union officials United Auto Workers University Press wages Womack workforce