Build To Order [electronic resource] : The Road to the 5-Day Car / edited by Glenn Parry, Andrew Graves.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2008Description: XX, 438 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848002258Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | Engineering economy | Business logistics | Technology | Engineering | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Traffic | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Industrial and Production Engineering | Production/Logistics | Technology ManagementAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
and Overview -- and Overview -- Industry Dynamics -- The Evolution of Competition in the Automotive Industry -- Build-to-Order: Impacts, Trends and Open Issues -- Current Issues at OEMs and Suppliers -- Outsourcing: Management and Practice Within the Automotive Industry -- Modularity -- An Overview of Modular Car Architecture: the OEMS Perspective on Why and How -- The Modular Body -- Modular Concepts and the Design of the ModCar Body Shell -- Complexity Cost Management -- Collaboration -- Key Principles of Flexible Production and Logistics Networks -- Collaborative Planning Processes -- Collaborative Execution Processes -- Functionalities of Supporting IT Systems: Current Situation, Future Requirements and Innovative Approaches -- Modelled Scenario Examples for Planning and Execution Processes -- Validation -- A BTO Reference Model for High-Level Supply Chain Design -- Rapid Supply Chain Design by Integrating Modelling Methods -- Moving Towards BTO – An Engine Case Study -- How the Electro-Mechanical Valve Train Accelerates Logistics and Reduces Costs -- Network Design for Build-to-Order Automotive Production -- Implementation -- Automotive e-hubs: Exploring Motivations and Barriers to Collaboration and Interaction -- Automotive Supplier Park Strategies Supporting Build-to-Order -- Managing the Transition to the “5-Day Car” in Europe -- The Road Ahead -- The Road to the 5-Day Car.
Visit any modern car production line and you will be faced by a showcase of modern technology and advanced logistics combining in a clinical environment to produce rows of automobiles, each significantly different from the one before and after it. From stamping out the sheet steel body to driving a finished car off the line typically takes under 30 hours. However, if you try and buy a car to your specification you can expect to wait around 55 days, despite production lines frequently running below capacity. Why can’t you have your car in 30 hours plus delivery time? The challenge of mass customisation, building cars to customer order, brings great value to both the customer and the automotive industry. Building cars to customer order eliminates the need for companies to hold billions of dollars worth of finished stock. Any company able to free this capital would improve their competitive position and be able to reinvest in future product development. The benefits to all are clear and the first to market an operational build-to-order system will generate a significant cost advantage that may be difficult to emulate. The question for many automotive executives is not when but how exactly will such a radically ‘different’ business model operate. Build To Order: The Road to the 5-Day Car addresses the conceptual and practical aspects for achieving the automotive industry’s next goal: the rapid delivery to the customer of a bespoke vehicle only days after placing an order.