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By G. Volpato, A. Camuffo, A. Comacchio (auth.), Professor Anna Comacchio, Professor Giuseppe Volpato, Professor Arnaldo Camuffo (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642641571

ISBN-13: 9783642641572

The ebook specializes in realizing the newest switch styles in automation, production platforms, association and administration of human assets of the realm motor vehicle organisations. in short, no matter if the automation factor is without doubt one of the major focuses of this e-book, concerning particular technological ideas, we refer the readers to the intensive research of the complaints of past meetings. This booklet offers with adjustment approaches underlying major studies. in particular, the most target of the ebook is to appreciate the recent step of the evolutionary strategy which includes the producing process of the auto offer chain (automobile brands and elements production firms). The drivers of this evolution are analyzed, particularly targeting the continous interplay between altering aggressive context, new technological styles and rising human source administration and organizational issues.

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On one hand, the car will have less mechanical components in f~vor of more electronic components. This element helps to diffuse automated assembly equipment. Today tllis is seen in electronically based assembly equipment, like computers. On the other, by transferring upstream part of the module assembly to fewer first level suppliers, it should favor utilization of economies of scale by systems with a high automation 3 New perspectives on automation 29 degree compared to the present assembly line used by automobile companies.

Because of the relative complexity of the product and of the manual operations that remain, it has been difficult to automate assembling. Joining of the body and mechanical parts, installing the wheels and the frontends are operations that can be automated on this mode. They constitute automated zones distinct from the manual zones. The part left for the worker remains limited. Manual operations become even more repetitive because of the reduction in the cycle length, the operating of the automated specialised transfer lines can be left to operators without any particular skills.

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