Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Productivity and IE in Motor Vehicle Gasoline Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing

Manufacturing footage from Volvo Cars Engine in Skövde, Sweden

Honda UK Engine manufacturing
Key information
Produced our first engine in 1989
The plant has the capacity to produce 1,000 engines per day
Only Honda assemble both petrol and diesel engines on the same line
More than 500 associates work across three different shift patterns
The process

The engine production process is made up of seven separate sections:

Manufacturing Performance in Automotive Engine Plants
Daniel Whitney and Guillermo Peschard
ãMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

International Motor Vehicle Program
Working Paper
April 1996

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