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Isolated or out in front

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 January 1990

Abstract

Describes the assembly process at Volvo′s Uddevalla plant. Considers the layout, management of materials, flexibility, training, working conditions, and teamwork, as well as the historical reasons for adopting the coach‐built assembly principle. Surmises that the new plant has advantages in assembly cost, ergonomics and working conditions, and flexibility over conventional line assembly plants.

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Citation

(1990), "Isolated or out in front", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 22-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002042

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MCB UP Ltd

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