Fordism Transformed: The Development of Production Methods in the Automobile Industry
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
· Written by leading Japanese, America, and European scholars
· Based on proceedings of prestigious international conference
Japan is now the world's largest producer of cars but it only began to catch up with its competitors after World War II by studying and modifying the Ford system of mass production implemented first in the USA in the early part of the century. Other countries have also developed the system in their own ways with varying degrees of success. The papers in this volume will examine and compare the experiences of different countries in modifying the Ford system, and the impact of the `quality control movement' and lean production in Japan.
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Planning and Executing Automation at Ford Motor
The Road from Dreams of Mass Production to Flexible
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