Transforming Automobile Assembly

Experience in Automation and Work Organization

  • Koichi Shimokawa
  • Ulrich Jürgens
  • Takahiro Fujimoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. T. Fujimoto, U. Jürgens, K. Shimokawa
      Pages 1-16
  3. Concepts and Histories

  4. Diversity of Approaches

  5. Issues and Dynamics

  6. Conclusions and Outlook

    1. U. Jürgens, T. Fujimoto, K. Shimokawa
      Pages 395-407
  7. The Authors of the Book

    1. Koichi Shimokawa, Ulrich Jürgens, Takahiro Fujimoto
      Pages 408-414

About this book


For leading the car-makers of the world the early 1990s brought significant changes, both in effectivity and profits. Formerly leading companies had to face consequences no one had expected. What are the results of the revolution in work organization and assembly automation? Scientists involved in those reports published in the early 1990s now gathered to evaluate the changes in worlds car-making industries. In this publication the reader will learn about todays concepts in automation and organization of produktion, in Japan, America and Europe. Five years later - how did the car-makers deal with the situation?


Fertigungstechnik Kaizen Production systems Produktionssysteme Teamwork automation manufacturing technology organizations work organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Koichi Shimokawa
    • 1
  • Ulrich Jürgens
    • 2
  • Takahiro Fujimoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessHosei UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Abt. Regulierung von ArbeitWZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für SozialforschungBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64377-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60374-7
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