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Smart ideas (Smart cars)

Smart ideas (Smart cars) Elaborates on smart designs in the automobile industry (spotlighting, in a panel, the Mercedes‐Benz Smart Car in detail) in many companies and across the world — such as: Brazil's Volkswagen factory; Mlada Boleslav (Prague) in the Czech Republic for Skoda; Melfi, Italy for Fiat, plus other proposed developments for Ford, etc. Concludes that the more you break boundaries down — the less secure you may become! Sums up that lean production techniques, pioneered by Toyota, are the antithesis of mass production and this has forced giant car manufacturers to have a major rethink. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

Smart ideas (Smart cars)

The Antidote , Volume 2 (5): 2 – Sep 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006436
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Abstract

Elaborates on smart designs in the automobile industry (spotlighting, in a panel, the Mercedes‐Benz Smart Car in detail) in many companies and across the world — such as: Brazil's Volkswagen factory; Mlada Boleslav (Prague) in the Czech Republic for Skoda; Melfi, Italy for Fiat, plus other proposed developments for Ford, etc. Concludes that the more you break boundaries down — the less secure you may become! Sums up that lean production techniques, pioneered by Toyota, are the antithesis of mass production and this has forced giant car manufacturers to have a major rethink.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Creativity; Design and development; Lean manufacturing; Motor industry; Smart Cars

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