On the assembly line: A view from industrial sociology

Paula Urze, Tiago Machado

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Abstract

This paper presents the scientific concerns and some results of the LiMITE - on the Assembly Line; Innovation, Work and Employment - project. Even considering the vast number of experimented industry production technologies, the classic assembly line has proved to be a structuring element within the frame of mass production, whereas known the difficulty to find practical alternative solutions. In this sense, the constraints brought up by the assembly line in order to develop innovative working practices remain relevant. For this reason, it is also important to look for the possibility to develop innovative working practices under the dominant model, i.e. the assembly line inherited from Ford The paper's empirical section is based on two case studies pointed to two companies from the automotive components industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology For Balanced Manufacturing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC5, WG 5.5 Seventh International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing and Services...
EditorsWeiming Shen
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherSpringer
Pages291-300
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0387365907, 9780387365909
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIFIP TC 5, WG 5.5 Seventh International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing and Services - Niagra Falls, Canada
Duration: 4 Sep 20066 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume220
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC 5, WG 5.5 Seventh International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing and Services
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagra Falls
Period4/09/066/09/06

Keywords

  • Assembly Line
  • Automobile Industry
  • Assembly System
  • European Economic Community
  • Assembly Line Balance

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