The demand today for more flexibility in manufacturing systems is being driven by our automotive customers' production schedules. No longer manufacturing mass volumes of automobiles, these companies require more flexibility to respond quickly to change. Several factors are involved auto companies are entering into more niche markets, models have a shorter product life and the customer wants to lower the capital investment required for changeover or introduction of a new product.
Assembly Automation – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1992