Operations Management in Automotive Industries, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400775938
  • ISBN-13: 9789400775930
  • DDC: 338.476292
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 245 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book has proved its worth over the years as a text for courses in Production Management at the Faculty of Automotive Engineering in Turin, Italy, but deserves a wider audience as it presents a compendium of basics on Industrial Management, since it covers all major topics required. It treats all subjects from product development and "make or buy"-decision strategies to the manufacturing systems setting and management through analysis of the main resources needed in production and finally exploring the supply chain management and the procurement techniques. The very last chapter recapitulates the previous ones by analysing key management indicators to pursue the value creation that is the real purpose of every industrial enterprise. As an appendix, a specific chapter is dedicated to the basics of production management where all main relevant definitions, techniques and criteria are treated, including some numerical examples, in order to provide an adequate foundation for understanding the other chapters. This book will be of use not only to Automotive Engineering students but a wide range of readers who wish to gain insight in the world of automotive engineering and the automotive industry in general.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Historical Outlines and Industrial Strategies for Automotive Industries.
2: From Project to Product.
3: Manufacturing Engineering and Equipment Efficiency Evaluation.
4: Work Analysis and Labour Productivity Evaluation Criteria.
5: Manufacturing System Management and Maintenance Criteria.
6: Logistics and Supply Chain Basics for Automotive Application.
7: Global Purchasing Operations.
8: Quality Management and Continuous Improvement.
9: Value Creation and Final Considerations.
Production Management Basics.
About the Author.