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Automation in Automotive Industries: Recent Developments by G. Volpato, A. Camuffo, A. Comacchio (auth.), Professor Anna

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

The e-book specializes in knowing the latest switch styles in automation, production platforms, association and administration of human assets of the realm motor vehicle businesses. in short, no matter if the automation factor is among the major focuses of this booklet, relating to particular technological ideas, we refer the readers to the intensive research of the lawsuits of prior meetings. This e-book bargains with adjustment methods underlying major reports. particularly, the most target of the publication is to appreciate the recent step of the evolutionary method which comprises the producing method of the car offer chain (automobile brands and components production firms). The drivers of this evolution are analyzed, in particular concentrating on the continous interplay between altering aggressive context, new technological styles and rising human source administration and organizational issues.

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For some, productive automation entailed a change in the content and the organization of work, and consequently in the competencies needed (Touraine, 1955), for others, it had no effect on work itself, organization choices were the only important things, and their origin was to be found in the education system and professional relationships of a given country (Maurice, 1980). Although it was considered marginal for a long time, a third research orientation is making its way to the front line today: productive automation is grasped as an endogenous and multiple phenomenon.

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The third section will show how the others causes for the diversity in strategies and in automation forms come from the difficulties in building or using an industrial model in order to put into practice efficiently the chosen competitive strategies. 1 The diversity of strategies and of automation forms. Unresolved questions From the cases presented in the book and a very precise questionnaire survey carried out with the twelve Japanese car manufacturers, Takahiro Fujimoto identified four main automation strategies which differ in what the manufacturers want to improve and the means to reach that goal.

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