Item description for Automotive Production Systems and Standardisation: From Ford to the Case of Mercedes-Benz (Contributions to Management Science) by Constanze Clarke...
The introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Production System (MPS) is exemplary of a trend within the automotive industry: the creation and introduction of company-specific standardised production systems. This book contributes to the debate about production systems by examining the social and economic implications of the role of standardisation in production systems. In this context it addresses three core issues: First, the driving forces behind the changing forms and functions of standardisation and the role of institutions therein. Second, the impact of standardisation on the evolution of automotive production systems. Third, based on the author's own empirical research conducted over a three year period at the Mercedes-Benz plant Stuttgart-Untertrkheim/Germany, the book examines the influence of standardisation on the work of actors on the shop floor in terms of organisational learning processes and the regulation of work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
ISBN 3790815780 ISBN13 9783790815788
Availability 143 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 08:14.
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