(2007), "More efficient vehicles?", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 56 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2007.07956aab.005Download as .RIS
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More efficient vehicles?
The Automotive Academy and Ford are working together in the UK to share best practices in quality and productivity-improvement for manufacturing and assembly plants. Skills and training staff from the Automotive Academy’s South East office and human resources, manufacturing and training executives from Ford’s Southampton Transit van plant have spent nearly six months jointly developing the latest programme. Pilot programmes have already been implemented.
Developing and improving skills across the whole spectrum of automotive employment is a key objective of the Birmingham-based Automotive Academy and Continuous Improvement is one of the core elements of its Level 2 Business Improvement course, being used as one of the cornerstones of the programme developed by the Academy and Ford.
Trevor Negus, Plant Manager at Ford’s Southampton plant, says, “We have worked with the Academy’s experts on the successful pilot programme at Southampton and the programme will now be progressively rolled out to Ford facilities in Dagenham, Leamington Spa and Daventry” (available at: www.automotiveacademy.co.uk/)