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Automotive Production Systems and Standardisation From Ford to the Case of Mercedes-Benz

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ISBN-10: 3790815780

ISBN-13: 9783790815788

Edition: 2005

Authors: Constanze Clarke

List price: $179.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $179.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Physica-Verlag
Publication date: 4/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Introduction
The evolution of standardisation
The history of production systems in the automotive industry
The case of the Mercedes Benz production system
The results of implementing the Mercedes-Benz production system
Conclusion