Blog: Flexible manufacturing
Dave Leggett | 22 August 2003
Of course, there's nothing really new in this industry. Thirty years ago, in a far off land down there in the Suuth Pacific, there was a CKD assembly operation that used to have visiting car engineers from overseas wide-eyed in amazement. On just one line, the plant's highly-skilled workers would simultaneously build the Toyota Corolla, Datsun 1200 and 1600, Renault 12, Peugeot 504 and the Rambler Rebel.
That's flexible manufacturing.
Have a great weekend. Dave's back in the chair on Monday.
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