Is flexible manufacturing the new black?

Howard Lovy
Tags: lean manufacturing

The big auto industry story is reported piecemeal – the unveiling of General Motors Corporation’s new electric-drive concept vehicle, Chrysler Group’s continued hawking of its minivan and Ford Motor Company’s decision to not abandon six of its manufacturing facilities in Michigan.

These are all glimpses of a wider canvas on which the future of the auto industry is now being painted. And it has to do with one word: flexibility.

Read the full report from the Oakland Business Review by clicking here.


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