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Flexible Manufacturing in the North-American Automobile Industry.

Flexible Manufacturing in the North-American Automobile Industry.

POM 09

Johannes Van Biesebroeck University of Toronto and NBER

 

September 28, 2004 [Preliminary and incomplete]

 

Abstract

I discuss three issues that have deeply influenced the North American automobile industry in the last decades. Proliferation of models and vehicle types has reduced the average sales per vehicle with important consequences on the manufacturing side.

Manufacturers have responded by adopting flexible production technology in their assembly plants. One of the most important features of the flexible technology is the ability to build a variety of platforms and body styles on the same assembly line.

They have also reorganized their supply chain. Increased outsourcing of components, even sharing the burden of research and development with preferred (tier 1) suppliers, and just-in-time inventory management are the most visible exponents of this transformation.

These three trends are discussed with an eye to their interrelatedness, the impact on industrial performance, and policy options available to Canada. An attempt is made to develop a rigorous theoretical framework incorporating the different aspects of this industrial transformation and to check the importance of each trend using plant and firm-level data.

 

 
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